What Do YOU Want to See From the Oregon Spring Game?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Oregon Head Dan Lanning has the Duck fanbase energized the most in four years going into the Spring Football game, and it made me ponder about my expectations for what we will see in Autzen? At this time of year I had to pull myself away from some gaming fun at WooCasino because what the Lanning staff has achieved in …

Lanning Love: “Football is Fun Again!”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

When you have been managing a couple Oregon football sites for a decade with hundreds of contacts among all the readers, writers, photographers, editors and volunteers that have helped the sites–you pick up some pretty tasty tidbits of information on occasion. A Duck-Buddy of many years called me the other day to tell of his own interview with a current …

Will Coach Lanning Duplicate Georgia’s Leadership Program?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Kirk Herbstreit recently stated that, “Georgia leadership is why the Bulldogs finished on top,” and while I’ve written about the building of connections among the players, this internal growth of leaders within a team can certainly determine their ultimate results. Every coach at every level will refer to the importance of leaders on the team, and we have witnessed Oregon …

Learning About Lanning: “This is a VERY HARD Program”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

We’ve covered quite a few aspects of the Georgia program over the last month that Coach Dan Lanning will be integrating into his version of the 2022 Oregon Ducks. Something came up often about the Bulldog program that I think Oregon fans need to be aware of due to implications in several directions. I refer to how even Dawg fans …

Coach Lanning: “Judge us by What we DO” (What was THAT About?)

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

In Coach Dan Lanning‘s introductory press conference, he twice made mention of something that really stood out to many Oregon fans, because we did not know the context of it. He said, “judge us by what we do, not by what we say.” On one hand it was reassuring, but we did not need reassuring yet. If fans were not …

Learning About Lanning: Georgia’s 2021 Secret to Success

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

This is another article in a series covering unique aspects Coach Dan Lanning will unfold at Oregon, and each article has had separate interesting subjects. We will cover some interesting mind-sets that Coach Lanning has acquired from Kirby Smart (and indirectly from Nick Saban), and we will look at what many analysts now believe is “the” secret to Georgia’s success …

Learning Lanning Laws: “Today We Create HAVOC”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

While it was a fun beginning to learn how Dan Lanning plans to coach in my previous article, this next installment brings new football information for Oregon fans on the defensive side. If we want to understand how Coach Lanning will create a unique defense, then we first need to immerse ourselves in a stat called the “Havoc Rate,” as …

An Open Letter to Dan Lanning and Kenny Dillingham: Bring Back the Oregon Brand!

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

My FishDuck Friends, it is my earnest hope that this message reaches Head Coach Dan Lanning and Offensive Coordinator Kenny Dillingham, as what I am writing represents the feelings and hopes of hundreds of thousands loyal Oregon fans. We want to see a return to the Oregon Brand, which consists of an offense that is high scoring and entertaining for …

Lanning’s Bulldog Defense: I’m Impressed, Are You?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Like so many of you–I had to tune into the Playoff Semi-Final to watch our new coach, Dan Lanning, work with his defense in his second-to-last game as a Georgia Bulldog. It was amazing to watch Michigan being held to only three points until late in garbage time, and if there was ever a defense that passed the “eyeball test,” …