Oregon defense is recycling. It’s grow or die time

Randal Cook Editorials 27 Comments

Innovation. Creativity. Transformation. It can all be applied to The Oregon Defense. “We have an extensive library of defensive schemes, formations and plays that are absolutely groundbreaking and virtually unstoppable.” Brent Pry, Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, Penn State – from The Onion® VOL 52 Issue 47 12.2.16 The quote is not from Oregon. Sorry, but we’re not the innovators on defense. …

Duck’s Scheme Adds Extra Player in Run Defense

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Analysis 3 Comments

In my last article, Oregon’s New Edge on Defense, we went over the importance of setting the edge in run defense. Building on that, I am creating a mini-series on how to improve run defense, to give people a look at the fundamentals necessary to play the run well, and at the same time, examine the fundamentals missing from the …

Oregon must change its NO MAN’S LAND Technique

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Analysis, Fish Reports 7 Comments

For years the Ducks have been a “bend but don’t break” defense. The problem is, in 2016, they finally broke. In this article, I will be focusing on the pass defense and the immediate changes Oregon fans will likely (and hopefully) see this season. The first thing that must be eliminated is the No Man’s Land technique. This is where the …