Chip Kelly’s Fiesta Bowl Game Plan

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 3 Comments

It’s only a matter of hours before Oregon and Kansas State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl, and as the rest of the bowl season starts to ramp up to the BCS games, it is a great time of year for college football fans everywhere. Last week, we discussed Oregon’s numbers advantage, and showed how Baylor earned its leverage …

Collin Klein And The Magic Of Bill Snyder

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 18 Comments

The Fiesta Bowl wasn’t the original destination on Oregon’s itinerary, nor was it its backup plan, and now a trip to Phoenix for a BCS game has become somewhat of a consolation prize for the nation’s newest elite football program. Unlike nearly every other BCS matchup, the Fiesta Bowl immediately brought a load of intrigue to the college football world …

Chip Kelly’s Strangest Play (EVER)

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 10 Comments

My friends, we have now gone through TWO football seasons together, studying and learning with gusto the fine points of the Chip Kelly spread offense and many of the new emerging concepts and tendencies.  There are some amazing plays and strategies from this last season that I could not discuss each week due to space/time limits, but I plan to …

How Stanford Stopped the Oregon Offense

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 19 Comments

Losses such as this one are frustrating, but we have a unique learning opportunity as Oregon fans to find out just what the Cardinal did to stop the highest scoring offense in Oregon history.  This article is co-authored with Josh Schlichter and today is the first of two parts breaking down some examples of the impressive performance by the Stanford …

Oregon’s Innovative “Cross-Buck” and “Tiny TE” Passing Strategies

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 11 Comments

There are TWO promises I can count on from Oregon games these days. The first is Chip Kelly throwing one or two new strategies/plays into a game which makes our study of the evolving Oregon offense so satisfying.  The second promise is that one of the Consultants I turn to for help will come up with astute observations every time.  …

Chip’s Winning Game Plan Against USC

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 8 Comments

We at FishDuck.com have been looking at the plays that Chip Kelly springs upon his opponents, and for this game we choose to look at a strategy that was first noticed by our Senior Football Analyst, Josh Schlichter.  Most of the major media are focused upon Oregon’s No-Huddle tempo and conditioning as they report the Ducks’ football success.  We believe that …

Chip Kelly Reveals the “Double-Stack” Play to USC

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 6 Comments

It is exciting to see new plays unfolding in the Oregon Spread Offense, wasn’t it surprising to see Chip unveil a play and formation not used for a year in the week before we play USC?  The play variations off the “Double-Stack” Formation was highly successful against Colorado and will truly give Monte Kiffin and upcoming conference defensive coordinators another …

What’s Up With DAT?

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 15 Comments

DeAnthony Thomas has been described as electric, scintillating, sick, and most importantly…the Black Mamba. However, I would now call him The Magician, as lately he has just disappeared. I’m not going to bore you with the numbers; we know what we have seen since the Pac-12 season began. I’m not an expert, but I do watch this offense more than …

Chip Kelly Brings a FULLBACK to the Oregon Spread Offense? (WSU)

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 7 Comments

The Head Coach at Oregon is frequently hailed as major innovator of the Spread Offense, one who is continuously adjusting and augmenting his playbook.  Yet here at FishDuck.com, we would contend that what really characterizes what we see on field is a changing weekly game plan, and an integration of “old-school” football philosophies into the Spread Offense.  The lack of …