Oregon has an “Open Gap” Zone Read!

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From Video  We CAN learn something new from an ugly loss and not just looking at why we lost!  In the past two years I have noticed a new movement taking place in the backfield that at first I identified as a new “Universal Formation,” and now with new, up-close footage, we can better determine the part it plays in …

Oregon Devises an Inside Zone Read “Counter” Play!

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From Video How many times after this last game did you hear media sources other than EugeneDailyNews/FishDuck.com declare that, “the Ducks limited Mariota’s running opportunities.”  Or “the Inside Zone Read play is bottled up!”  How many of them actually know what they are talking about or can prove those assertions?  Unfortunately most of them are parroting what they have heard …

Marcus Mariota’s Advanced Stage of Zone Reading

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Cliff Grassmick It was fun to watch Jeremiah Masoli get there, and when Darron Thomas got there — it helped to take us to the National Championship game.  I am referring to the Advanced Stage of Zone Reading that few quarterbacks rise to, as it has become evident to me in the last two games that Marcus Mariota has crossed …

A New Fish Report Video Analysis: The Inadvertent Mid-Line Zone Read

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This is the first video analysis I have completed in over a year, and I am excited to be in front of the camera again! We will follow the conference rules for video usage while breaking down a very strange play from our game with Nicholls.  We will also take a look at some new shining stars on offense that …

Ducks Add the Long Ball: The Power of the Bubble Zone Read!

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There is a misconception in the pass game that the more wordy and complex the play call sounds, the more effective it is.  Generations of fans and coaches grew up on NFL Films and remember audio of long and seemingly never-ending play calls by legendary coaches.  These intricate sounding schemes allegedly created wide open receivers, yet this perception is quite …

TAKE AND GIVE: Oregon’s Bubble Zone Read Philosophy

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This is THE definitive analysis for understanding the Bubble Zone Read–a key component of the Oregon Offense.  For those who take the time to learn from this analysis, a massive number of questions will be answered in this keystone article.  This will be included in the Tutorial Series in the Directory.  My personal thanks to Coach Brian Flinn of Villanova …

The Oregon Classic: The Inside Zone Read

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It makes sense in our offseason to look again at the play that the entire Oregon offense is centered around, and the video that has been seen by so many coaches and fans worldwide over the last year and a half.  Has it been awhile?  Watch again and remember the fine points that make the Inside Zone Read so important to Oregon, …

The Coach’s Corner: Defending the Zone Read

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful college coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t get to see, the direct perspective of the coach. We encourage other coaches that are interested in possibly writing guest columns providing their unique insight to please contact us. For now, here is Coach Joe …

The FishDuck Minute No. 4: Oregon QB Zone Read Essentials

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How does Bryan Bennett run the Zone Read play so well? Let’s take a quick look at what makes this Quarterback so special with one of our foundation plays and examine the essential components of Zone Reading essentials. “Oh how we love to learn about our beloved Ducks!” Charles Fischer Oregon Football Analyst for FishDuck.com Eugene, Oregon Top Photo from …

Oregon Spread Offense Tutorial No. 2: The Outside Zone Read

My friends, this video below is one of the foundation plays of the Oregon Spread Offense that was popularized by Chip Kelly when he was the head coach with the Ducks. Go to the OREGON FOOTBALL ANALYSIS LIBRARY by FishDuck.com front page to find the articles and links here. Articles about the Oregon Spread Offense under coaches Chip Kelly, Mark …

Oregon Spread Offense Tutorial No. 1: The Inside Zone Read

My friends, this is the most basic play in the Oregon Spread Offense, and the first instructional video I created in the summer of 2011.  Below we have the actual video, and below that is a text/screenshot explanation. (Note: in 2014 Oregon added a new variation of the Inside Zone Read and you can learn about it here.  To learn …