Lanning Deserves Praise for Oregon’s Offensive Renaissance

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Kenny Dillingham has done wonders with the Oregon offense. Oregon’s offensive coordinator has completely transformed a unit that was entirely one-dimensional and underwhelming during Mario Cristobal’s time as Oregon’s head coach. The Ducks are now equally capable of attacking defenses in the air and on the ground, and they’ve done so in emphatic fashion, scoring more than 40 points in …

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Oregon’s Best Offense Ever; Plus Kickoff Lunacy and Burying Georgia

Drex Heikes Editorials

Oregon’s offense under Bo Nix and Kenny Dillingham is the best in the school’s 130 years of football.  No team before this one has done more with the ball in hand. Stats show that it isn’t even close. With Nix at quarterback, the Ducks have scored on two-thirds of their drives. None of the teams under Mike Bellotti, Chip Kelly, …

FishDuck Analysts Offer Insights for Cal Game

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

A fun experience as a fan is discussing strategy, Xs and Os, and the Oregon defense with fellow FishDuck analyst DazeNconfused, who is anything but that. He has written some killer articles with tremendous insights at FishDuck, and for a Cal-prep article–I thought the two of us might have some items to watch for in this afternoon’s game. In particular, …

Will Dillingham Surprise UCLA…With a Chip Kelly Play?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

There are some interesting items to watch for in this game today against UCLA, as if there was not enough drama associated with this Pac-12 showdown. Yet in discussing some Xs and Os with FishDuck Analyst, DazeNconfused, recently–we observed some new play roll-outs in the last two games within Oregon’s offense by offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham that hint at more. …

Midseason Report: Give Lanning an F

Drex Heikes Editorials

At midseason, a couple of bleacher bums are going to evaluate Dan Lanning. He gets an F. Quarterback Bo Nix said the same two weeks ago, and if you watch the Oregon sideline on these Chip Kelly-like romps through conference foes, you see it. Lanning gets an F — for fun. “Nix is having a blast,” a friend texted after …

Ducks’ Offense: Is There a ‘Slim Shady’ Attitude at Oregon?

DazeNconfused Editorials

Kenny Dillingham the Oregon OC stood up and showed himself to be the real Slim Shady with his mix of play calling. The Ducks offense marched to the beat of the Dillingham play mix and was lethal. I suppose Arizona DC Johnny Nansen must have been thinking early (“we’re gonna have a problem here.”) Oregon on its second drive established …

Circa 2012: Lanning Replicates Bend-But-Don’t-Break Defense

DazeNconfused Analysis

Duck fans, sometimes two heads are better than one, and amazing minds tend to think alike. It appears Oregon’s head coach Dan Lanning has concluded that the best path to follow with his team during his first year is the Chip Kelly recipe. Kelly certainly displayed an amazing mind during his tenure coaching the Ducks. Lanning can’t do any better …

Best Defense: Wazzu’s Cover-1 or Oregon’s Cover-2?

DazeNconfused Analysis

Many Duck fans were surprised by the Wazzu defense, as they seemed to be faster than the Ducks, getting into the backfield and blowing up plays. Fans’ observations that two defenses appeared different were correct: they are two different pass defense schemes. Both teams run a 4-2-5 scheme for the most part. This defense consists of four men on the …

Bo Nix Gives Oregon’s Offense New Life

Joshua Whitted Editorials

On Saturday, Oregon’s defense didn’t have many answers for the electric Cameron Ward. Washington State’s talented signal caller gave the Ducks everything they could handle, making ridiculous escapes, off-balance throws and mind-blowing plays time after time. Last year’s Ducks wouldn’t have had the firepower to keep up with the frenetic Cougar offense. Playing from behind certainly wasn’t Oregon’s specialty under …

Top 5 Takeaways from Oregon Ducks’ Comeback Win Over Wazzu

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The No. 15 Oregon Ducks’ (3-1) stroke-inducing 44-41 comeback victory against an unranked (but mighty talented) Washington State at the Palouse was a key win for Oregon head coach Dan Lanning and the program he is building in Eugene. Here’s five takeaways from Saturday’s game: — Ducks QB Bo Nix threw for a career-high 428 yards with three touchdowns and …

Why My Money Is on The Ducks to Beat WAZZU

DazeNconfused Editorials

(Publisher Note: Can you believe our FishDuck Friend DazeNconfused writing an article through incredible pain during recovery from major spinal surgery? This was not asked for, but he has a passion for Our Beloved Ducks and this FishDuck community, and I cannot thank him enough!) In only three games, the Oregon Ducks’ season has experienced the lowest of lows and …