Ducks Defensive Backs’ New “Knock-it-Loose PUNCH Technique”

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports 4 Comments

Earlier, we, at FishDuck.com, showed examples of Colorado’s 2016 corners using the “shadow technique” to effectively neutralize the Washington Huskies’ great WR, John Ross. Remember, this pass defense technique will now be taught by the Oregon Ducks’ new, outstanding corners’ coach, Charles Clark. Today, we’ll look at what a defensive back must do if he fails to execute the shadow …

Cornerbacks: Oregon’s New PRESS TECHNIQUE

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports 12 Comments

My friends … we have some tremendous new techniques to learn from our new coaching staff, and this article begins a crucial area for us as fans to understand. One-on-one coverage or “man” is the most difficult for us fans to know whether if the form or technique is correct, and Coach Morris is going to help us again learn …

Oregon must change its NO MAN’S LAND Technique

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Analysis, Fish Reports 7 Comments

For years the Ducks have been a “bend but don’t break” defense. The problem is, in 2016, they finally broke. In this article, I will be focusing on the pass defense and the immediate changes Oregon fans will likely (and hopefully) see this season. The first thing that must be eliminated is the No Man’s Land technique. This is where the …

Analysis: A GUMBO OF SPRING HIGHLIGHTS

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

We, at FishDuck.com, have presented several analyses of Oregon’s Spring Football Game, all featuring a theme of how the new and improved Duck defense stopped different offensive plays.  This week there’s not a definite theme – other than they are “delicious” ingredients to savor. Like a hearty Gumbo’s different flavors, these three plays come together to make a delectable concoction. …

The Improved Oregon Defense: Defending the Counter Trey

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports, Learning the Jim Leavitt 3-4 Hybrid Defense 6 Comments

For the past two weeks, we, at FishDuck.com, have shown examples of good-to-very-good Oregon defense, taken from the Oregon Spring Game.  Last week we looked at the Ducks defending their own Inside Zone Read [IZR], and prior to that we saw good examples of Oregon’s defense containing and stopping the Jet and Pistol Sweeps by their offense. Today we’ll look at …

The “404” Defensive Scheme is BACK with DC Jim Leavitt

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports, Learning the Jim Leavitt 3-4 Hybrid Defense 8 Comments

My friends, we are fortunate again to have an Analysis from our own Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris, as he will be slowly releasing information about the new Oregon Offense and Defense over the next couple of months along with our other superb coaches aligned with FishDuck.com. Do know that the defense that our beloved Ducks will be running is …

Oregon Defense: Encouraging Signs With the “Little” Details …

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 6 Comments

It is always fun to have a “Skull Session” with the Grizzled Ol’ Coach of FishDuck.com, my favorite, Coach Mike Morris. But this time he came with a notebook where he studied every play of the Oregon Spring Game and had some fun analysis themes to reveal over the spring and summer; but where do you start? There is so much on …

Taggart’s Smash-Mouth, Deceptive Spread Offense: The Counter Trey

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports, Understanding the Willie Taggart Oregon Spread Offense 3 Comments

In our last FishDuck.com analysis, we showed how the classic off-tackle power blocking scheme has been adapted to the Spread Offense. While those play possibilities are interesting and exciting to me, I am more looking forward to the several ways the Oregon Ducks might merge the Counter Trey into their Smash-Mouth … with deception, offense. The Counter Trey Coach Tom Osborne …

The Evolution of Coach Taggart’s SMASH-MOUTH Spread Offense

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports, Understanding the Willie Taggart Oregon Spread Offense 5 Comments

My Friends, to better understand the new offense that Coach Willie Taggart is bringing to Oregon–it helps to have the Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris, give us the basics of what to look for in this new and exciting offense that blends power, deception and speed. Read it slowly and digest the pieces as it is a valuable part of …

The Willie Taggart Offense: Oregon’s New Toss Read Play

Coach Eric Boles Analysis, Fish Reports, Understanding the Willie Taggart Oregon Spread Offense 2 Comments

A few things became crystal clear to me as I poured over hours of South Florida game footage from this past season. For starters, the offense is just plain cool. It’s a run-first system with a ton of variety and ingenuity to it. This offense is really fun to watch! It’s been said that while designing his spread offense, Willie …

Analysis: Oregon’s New “Gulf Coast Counter” Play

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Analysis, Fish Reports 13 Comments

My friends, a play that Oregon seldom ever ran and I lusted for, (in a most football kind of way) was the Counter Play. I love how this is Power-Football, and fits the larger Offensive lineman profile that Coach Taggart and Cristobal are recruiting. Coach Ruskin has been studying the South Florida offense and will have a few analysis treats for …

Taggart brings an Ultimate POWER/MISDIRECTION Play Package to Oregon

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports, Understanding the Willie Taggart Oregon Spread Offense 15 Comments

The Oregon fans that watched the South Florida Bowl game (another 47 points scored) could not help but see how USF liked to run their quarterback a ton. This is a major decision that Coach Taggart has here at Oregon. It was the subject yesterday of a wonderfully informative and thought provoking article from our own Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike …