The FishDuck Minute #13: “The Toughest Concept to Coach”

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There are tons of principles and assignments for an Oregon football player to learn over his career and I often have wondered what was the difficult concept for them to learn.  Recently I heard a defensive coach at Oregon answer that question, as he explained that the toughest concept to coach into defensive players is to check their keys, follow …

FishDuck and Keeerrrttt Examine The Spring Game

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Normally every week Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1), co-owner of FishDuck.com, creates video blogs (vlogs) to update all you fine folk on all things FishDuck. HOWEVER, this week with Kurt back in Eugene, we figured why not have FishDuck and Kurt sit down and share their post-spring game thoughts on the events of this past weekend. The FishDuck Weekly …

Mariota: Calm, cool and good

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Get used to hearing that name. And pronouncing it correctly. Get used to that arm. That vision. That stride. Who’s the best Duck quarterback? That’s not decided yet. And probably won’t be until roughly the end of August. But we got an inkling Saturday during Oregon’s spring football game that the guy who no one had really seen before — …

You Can’t Get There From Here

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Once in a while something happens to remind me that, in the grand scheme of things, my wife and I haven’t been together all that long. Case in point, the other night. She came home from work . As she clicked the car lock button and started across the yard she saw where a few burned waffles (Eggo type) were …

THE OREGON SPRING GAME: 7 Ducks You Need To Watch

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Finally! We are allowed to go back inside!! The Annual Oregon Spring Game is upon us. Yes, you read that right, we are now just mere HOURS away! Congratulations to all of you fellow Duck fan “survivors.” As my good friend “Fitz” likes to say, we have survived the “Dark Age.” This of course comes after one of his other token phrases, “Welcome …

The FishDuck Report: A Sprinting Spring Game…

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Sometimes the best entertainment about our Ducks can come from scrimmages of the past.  This report was written in April 2005 after the annual spring game.  The interesting perspective that time gives us! Long before FishDuck.com existed, there were FishDuck scrimmage reports.  When spring came around, if the Ducks were practicing I’d do my best to document it all. These …

Coach Chip Kelly: “Coaching the Spread Offense QB” (Pt. 3)

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The following is part of the NIKE Coaches Clinic Presentation “EFFICIENT USE OF PRACTICE TIME given by Chip Kelly a year ago in spring of 2011 that was recorded and printed in the book, “2011 Coach of the Year Clinics Football Manual” by [D. Mark Robertson] the leading coaching education publisher, Coaches Choice and edited by Earl Browning. [D. Mark …

The FishDuck Spring Game Mock Draft

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The annual University of Oregon spring football games is only days away, and the anticipation in the air is palpable. It’s only April, but the Willamette Valley has come down with a bad case of football fever. Or at least it’s reaching epidemic levels in Eugene, not so much to the north in Corvallis where they won’t even play a …

One-On-One: Oregon LB Blair Phillips (05-06)

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Each week FishDuck.com’s Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1) speaks with current/former student athletes, other FishDuck contributors, and outside experts in a one-on-one conversation–the FishDuck.com One-On-One. This week Kurt was joined by Oregon Ducks linebacker Blair Phillips. Phillips was a JC transfer who came to Oregon in 2005 and became a team leader at the MLB position, making multiple memorable …

RECRUITING UPDATE: ONE OF NATION’S BEST PLANS TO ANNOUNCE & PF’S GALORE

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Follow me on Twitter: @MarkDFlores Be sure to like us on Facebook: FISHDUCK.COM Football Recruiting Offers/News The #2-rated all-purpose back nationally, Dontre Wilson (4-Star/DeSoto, TX/Rivals250), is expected to announce his college decision following his prep spring game (May 25th). Oregon and “some big orange school” in Wilson’s home state are believed to be in an all-out war to land the slashing runner. …

When it comes to Oregon’s offensive systems, Third time’s the charm

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The University of Oregon Ducks have experienced a great amount of change in offensive scheme over the past decade. Since 2002 Oregon has had four different offensive coordinators, with drastic changes in both the playbook and philosophy. Starting with pro-set offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, to a new spread system implemented by Gary Crowton, and finally to then OC-now Head Coach …