Understanding Oregon’s “Two-fer” Defense

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 4 Comments

What is the “Two-fer” defense? It is simply looking at what everyone else calls a 4-2-5 defensive alignment, and truly following the textbook definition of how to define an alignment. Most coaches would state that the first number indicates how many defensive linemen have a hand-down, and that would mean that the defense that Coach Boles is going to review …

Why the Oregon Defense Is Poised for Immediate Improvement

Justin Samples Analysis 30 Comments

FishDuck Note: Below we have a new writer who played college football and in the type of defense that we will see from the Ducks in the 2017 season. After talking with him — Justin graciously agreed to give his views on what he saw of this new defense in the Oregon Spring Game. We’re learning more football! Charles Fischer …

Coaching the Young Coach: Some Practices to Embrace

Coach Tom Kaspar Advice for the Coaches, Coach's Opinion 3 Comments

Welcome aboard Coach! You stand poised to join a fabulous fraternity and will, if you choose to, exercise enormous influence on the choices your players make on and off the field, perhaps even years after they’ve graduated. But first, let me have a word with you, and give both a caution and request. The simplest and most relevant piece of advice …