The 4-3 vs the 3-4 Defensive Analysis: Expectations for Oregon Football

Evan Markel Analysis, Fish Reports 9 Comments

Oregon’s spring game is just days away, and, in case you missed it, there were some major changes to the coaching staff. The most anticipated change came at the defensive coordinator position with the hiring of Brady Hoke, who has never held the position before. In his early years, Hoke established himself as an excellent defensive line coach, spending six …

Oregon’s Stunning Ranking in FishDuck.com’s Comparative Recruiting Index

Mike Ostrom Recruiting 6 Comments

It didn’t start with Moneyball, but the book, and movie starring Brad Pitt, about Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s certainly shined a deserving spotlight on the relationship between statistics, math and winning. Now is a great time of year to find some interesting college football pieces; for example, a recent article listed the college football programs with the most wins …

I Fell in Love With a Defensive System

Coach Morris Advice for the Coaches, Analysis, Fish Reports 3 Comments

 [A confessional from an old, retired coach. But first a warning to potential readers:  There may be nothing in this article about Oregon Duck football. This article is about a SPECIFIC 4-3 defensive system, and the Ducks will be using the 4-3 next season. But the two systems might — probably will — differ a lot.  The system Brady Hoke …

Final Analysis of Oregon Football Recruiting 2016

Jason Fowler Recruiting 8 Comments

The recruiting class of 2016 for the Oregon Ducks did not end as well as I would have liked. Expecting to crack the top 15 for the first time under coach Mark Helfrich was initially promising but, like the second half of the Alamo Bowl, slowly got away from the Ducks. Considering the two-quarter fallout and changes in key personnel, …

Coach’s Comments: Brady Hoke Brings the 4-3 Defense! What’s Up With THAT?

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 15 Comments

FishDuck.com has gone off an active writing schedule, but the site will remain up so that all the prior articles can be found on the web. We are also open to guest articles from writers such as our beloved Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris. He is sharing some of his knowledge about the 4-3 defense and how the Oregon personnel could fit …

College Football Nation: UCLA Got Game and Michigan Feeling Blue

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

With the playoffs in place, every team is going to do its best to impress the voters. As each week goes by, most of the top teams are playing well below what we all expect of them. FSU has now survived a scare from Clemson and North Carolina State. Oregon barely beat a struggling Washington State team. Alabama got all …

College Football Nation: Ohio State Is Without Braxton and Jameis Is Snubbed

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  With kickoff less than a week away, the action is finally here. The only people who are probably wishing the season was further away — or even over – would be Ohio State. With the new playoff system upon us, more pressure will be put on teams to win and win big. Teams must leave no doubt in voters’ minds …