How Stanford Stopped The Oregon Offense II

Josh Schlichter Analysis 9 Comments

For a moment, the “Oregon Paradigm” got to me. I didn’t expect Stanford to slow Oregon down, much less hold them to 14 points in a dominant fashion. When Oregon plays elite defenses, the results will never result in 40 point victories. No offense will be breaking big plays consistently against high caliber defenses. When Oregon plays good teams, the score …

The Coach’s Corner: Combining Concepts

Jason Farias Analysis 2 Comments

A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts and experiences from a coach in the know. This week Coach Jason Farias provides his insight, an assistant coach with the Boston Militia of the WFA …

The Coach’s Corner: Utilizing New Power-O Innovations in the Spread Offense

Curtis Peterson Analysis 5 Comments

A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach in the know. This week Coach Curtis Peterson of Glenbard North High School and owner/editor of StrongFootballCoach.com. We encourage other coaches that are …

Defending the Spread: Zone Out or Man Up

Josh Schlichter Analysis 2 Comments

Stopping Oregon is a terrible task for a defensive coordinator, especially during the middle of the season with little time to prepare between games. The schematic bonuses given to the Ducks through spreading a defense out, then isolating and rendering a defender useless, truly makes a defense overmatched schematically in every way. So that brings up the inevitable question–how does …

The Coach’s Corner: Split Coverages in Football

Curtis Peterson Analysis 4 Comments

A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach in the know. This week Coach Curtis Peterson of Glenbard North High School and owner/editor of StrongFootballCoach.com. We encourage other coaches that are …

PAC 12 Spread Laboratory: How Chip Kelly’s Offense Can Learn From Mike Leach’s “6” Route

Josh Schlichter Analysis 6 Comments

If there was a primary reason to adapt a spread offense, it usually would be a desire to put fast athletes into open space. The fact that the spread works hand-in-hand with modern zone-blocking schemes and the no-huddle system is just icing on the cake for any team that has made that transition from a traditional offensive scheme. For Oregon, …

The Coach’s Corner: An Offensive “System”

Coach Morris Analysis 0 Comments

A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article is from Coach Mike Morris, who coached at seven different high schools in Southern California for 30 years. We encourage other coaches that are interested in possibly writing guest columns providing their unique insight to please contact us.     “It’s not WHAT you do; it’s HOW you …

Making Oregon’s Special Teams–SPECIAL

FishDuck Staff Analysis 0 Comments

For a football team to be successful, it requires being proficient in offense, defense, and…oh, what’s that other thing?  Oh yeah, special teams. It’s easy to forget about special teams and its importance in the game, as often anonymous players go through the motions of a kick while fans casually await the next offensive series to commence.  But make no …