Circa 2012: Lanning Replicates Bend-But-Don’t-Break Defense

DazeNconfused Analysis

Duck fans, sometimes two heads are better than one, and amazing minds tend to think alike. It appears Oregon’s head coach Dan Lanning has concluded that the best path to follow with his team during his first year is the Chip Kelly recipe. Kelly certainly displayed an amazing mind during his tenure coaching the Ducks. Lanning can’t do any better …

Best Defense: Wazzu’s Cover-1 or Oregon’s Cover-2?

DazeNconfused Analysis

Many Duck fans were surprised by the Wazzu defense, as they seemed to be faster than the Ducks, getting into the backfield and blowing up plays. Fans’ observations that two defenses appeared different were correct: they are two different pass defense schemes. Both teams run a 4-2-5 scheme for the most part. This defense consists of four men on the …

Lanning/Lupoi Blitzes: How Oregon Plays It Safe

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

Oregon fans were thrilled to learn of the defensive pedigree of new Duck head coach Dan Lanning after leading the Georgia defense to a national championship last year. While most fans would assume there would be a learning curve for Oregon’s defensive players beyond this year, we anticipated seeing more success on defense than what we have thus far this …

The Oregon-Dillingham Offense: The New Arc Zone Read

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

After three weeks of college football, the Oregon Ducks offense has emphatically declared its identity. They are a physical unit based around the run game, that is also going to stretch defenses both horizontally and vertically through the air; they’re going to attack. One of the run concepts that these Ducks have used to set a tone the last couple …

Setting the Edge in Oregon’s Lanning/Lupoi Defense

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

You will often hear the phrase, “setting the edge” or a reference to the “force defender” when you watch television football games, and it makes sense to take a few minutes to observe how the new Oregon defense under head coach Dan Lanning, and defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi fulfill this important mission. How important is it? A Pac-12 team recently won …

Green Blitzes: Lanning Begins the New Mint Defense at Oregon

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

For the first time in nearly a decade–watching the defense at Oregon is going to be highly entertaining again due to the new Mint defense and pressure packages that Head Coach Dan Lanning is bringing to the Ducks. I have stated a few times in the Our Beloved Ducks forum that I believe the combination of an abundance of experienced …

Kenny Dillingham and the Explosive Down-G Concept

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

With the Oregon Ducks taking on the Bulldogs of Georgia in just a mere nine days, fans wait with bated breath to witness the unveiling of Coach Kenny Dillingham’s offense. For as excited as people are to see an expanded passing game, the rushing attack looks to take the explosive nature of past Ducks schemes and doubles-down. This new offense …

Lanning’s Nasty Oregon Overload Blitz!

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

The concept of an Overload Blitz, where you have more pass rushers attacking one side than there are blockers to stop them–is not new. However the way that Oregon carried it out a few times in the Spring Game is something I have not seen from a Duck defense in the past. While the more precise breakdowns will occur during …

Watch For Lanning’s Delayed Inside Linebacker Blitz!

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

My friends, there will be so much to watch for and learn this fall, that I have changed my writing schedule in order to follow and learn about the Dan Lanning Defense and Blitzes. Coach Boles and I will be doing analysis articles on every Thursday, beginning in the last week of August. My objective in this article is to …

Bradyn Swinson: Oregon’s Next Sack-Master?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

That title above seems absurd, considering the return of seniors DJ Johnson, Brandon Dorlus and All-American linebacker Noah Sewell. I do not deny their abilities to rush the quarterback, and I expect a big year out of all three, yet the pass-rushing specialist “on-deck” who will emerge enormously this year will be Bradyn Swinson. He has already taken a big …