The Fourth Option in Will Stein’s Split Zone RPO

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

Throughout the off-season, we’ve studied several plays from Coach Will Stein’s offense and made assumptions about options on a few of them. Now, we have confirmation of one of those assumptions. A few months ago, we took a look at Coach Stein’s Split Zone Triple Option and talked about the possibility of the wheel route being a fourth option on …

Ducks Disrupt in Lubbock: Penalties and Interceptions

Ryan Robertson Editorials

That game was… strange. Oregon looked fantastic in the first quarter, going up 15-7 after stalling out on their first drive. Then they didn’t really do anything of note in the second quarter until they put up a field goal with less than one minute remaining following a fumble by Tyler Shough. That’s when the game changed. Texas Tech tried to …

No Sacks! No Defense! No Problem for Oregon

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

It happens every year; the massive over-reaction early in a game, and yet things turn out fine later. When Portland State drove easily to a touchdown in the first quarter to quickly answer Oregon’s score–the classic over-the-top reactions in the Our Beloved Ducks forum surfaced immediately. “Tuioti and Lupoi both need to be replaced if we want our D to …

New Secrets: Lanning’s Stunning Substitutions

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Oregon’s starting lineup on defense was beyond startling to me, and while other media have casually passed it off–I am not, as I think it tells us more about head coach Dan Lanning, and how he plans to utilize starters and substitutions. It raises a ton of questions, and yet is also somewhat comforting. Bottom line is that I’ve never …

Oregon and the Pac-12 in a Six-Year Trial?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Oregon fans will know soon what the new Pac-12 media deal is, over the anticipated five or six year period. So much has happened in the last nine months, and I am sure that you have been whipped around in your emotions as I have. Have you softened your position about moving to the Big-10? (B1G) I was having fun …