Fish Report: Not the Usual Spring……

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

For over a dozen years now, I have been writing reports about Spring Football describing the blossoms coming out with the warmth of the sun thawing the slight chill in the air.  In so many ways….this is NOT the usual spring; this last week we had darkness and rainstorms in Eugene during the day that looked like late November, and …

The Fish Report: The Nobility of Heroes

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

(This is the last of the Summer Series of Fish Reports with Fall Camp starting next week.  It was an eventful summer as the Fish Report was the first from the web or any media source in the state to identify, describe, and announce the New 3-4 Defense that Oregon transitioned into this last year.  On offense, the Fish Report …

Fish Report: Spring Offense

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

What do I write about our offense this last spring that hasn’t already been written or commented upon?  I believe…quite a bit!  I got so focused upon the research project of the New Oregon Defense, and it took so much of my spare time, that I didn’t get to my usual wrap-up after the Spring Football game.  The last two …

The Fish Report: Spring Special Teams

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

Why so many “Fish Reports” lately?  I like to write when most are not, or about conclusions that I haven’t seen elsewhere, so I frequently let some time pass before applying my own analysis.  (or I’m waiting long enough for all of you to forget enough of the games to make you reluctant to disagree!)  My game-plan is to write …

The Fish Report: Final Pieces?

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

It was like the Boise State game…behind by at least ten points, with the home crowd stunning our team with their energy and the defense of that team stopping our running game.  Last year we had a QB who could not throw well in such an environment when we NEEDED to, and we didn’t even have a first down until …

The Fish Report: First Scrimmage

Charles Fischer Editorials

(Note: This is a time that the Oregon Athletic Dept. is concerned about too much disclosure in reports given to the public over the internet.  Note that I do NOT speak of injuries in my report, (I leave that in the good hands of Rob Moseley of the R-G who gets it straight from Chip) nor do I talk about …

The Fish Report: Competition Day

Charles Fischer Editorials

I’ve been to a ton of these over the last twenty-some years, and this practice did not stand out or provide much beyond what you have already read from the good updates we have been getting.  For the first day of pads…I was disappointed as the players appeared lethargic to me at times, although we did get some notable plays.  …

The Fish Report: Second Scrimmage

Charles Fischer Editorials

The weather report for today was for sunshine and some clouds with a warming temperature that promised to take the rigid chill of winter away.  Yesterday gave us that warmth with blue skies in the background of some lovely pink flowering cherry trees.  Today—all we got was the promise; it started and remained in the low-forties, and the frigid breeze …

The Fish Report: Saturday Practice

Charles Fischer Editorials

We have the sun out, the ground wet, and blossoms emerging in Eugene Oregon, as I walk into the Mo Center for this first contact practice with pads.  The Sideline today was packed with High School coaches, fans, and some impressive HS players that were here for Junior Day.  I also noted outside that the mother Osprey was back with …

The Fish Report: A New Bowl Strategy?

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

We all marveled during the season at how the No-Huddle strategy combined with the Spread Offense could be so potent.  Teams such as USC that had double or triple the number of four and five star players on their rosters would take a lead on us—only to have it fade and lose by a substantial margin.  Talent became less the …