Willie Taggart, The Leader

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 4 Comments

Recently I had the extremely appreciative joy of attending the Oregon Coaches’ Football Clinic.  I’ve been pretty-much annually attending football coaching clinics since 1964; heard many of the all-time greats speak, while always sitting up-front, eagerly asking questions when I could.  I’ve learned a lot about football and the personalities of many coaches. But this Duck Clinic was wonderfully unique. …

Oregon Ducks Football Installs a New Identity

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 10 Comments

If I could describe the 2017 Oregon football spring camp in one word it would be “Leadership.” Not only from the obvious coaching changes last December, but the emphasis and cultural change to put the players in a position to lead one another. This is their team, and the results on the field will come directly from their work and …

The Willie Taggart Oregon Fans Don’t Know

Coach John Edge Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 11 Comments

In my college football playing days, we were once in an incredible finish to a game. My college team was undefeated the year before, and our opponent was recovering from hard times. Yet we were in double overtime in this contest. They had an amazingly fast, tough and athletic quarterback, who had chewed us up for 181 yards running their Mid-Line …

Oregon’s Football Scrimmage: Surprise Battles and NOT Running a 3-4 Defense?

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 14 Comments

When a football team scrimmages itself, it is a zero-sum game: if either the offense or defense has success, it automatically makes the other team look bad. For this scrimmage review, I will analyze why one team was successful rather than just say the offense scored a touchdown so they must be good or the defense gave up a touchdown so they must be bad. Three …

Coach’s Comments: the Unsung Preseason Victories of Willie Taggart

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 14 Comments

He hasn’t coached any games – or even conducted a practice session — yet, but I’m thinking most of us already have a positive opinion on the hiring of Head Coach Willie Taggart. As he, his staff, and players now prepare for spring practice in April, there seems to be a lot of rational enthusiasm being felt by almost all …

Why FishDuck and GOC want WILLIE TAGGART as Oregon Head Coach

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 46 Comments

He can be salty … he is highly opinionated, he knows his football, as he is the Grizzled Ol’ Coach (GOC) Mike Morris. He is a writer, a coaching consultant to FishDuck.com, a football mentor and personal friend. He is an amazing individual who has this massive curiosity to learn as I do. So when he sends me an email about a coaching candidate, …