Why Chip Kelly REALLY Came Back To Oregon

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It’s the multi-million dollar question, isn’t it?  Why would a rising star decide to abandon a sure shot at coaching in the big show, only to return to a small town college football program?  Personally, I hope it’s because Chip Kelly was listening to “Max and Marcellus” a few weeks back on ESPN Radio.  Neither Max Kellerman nor Marcellus Wiley …

FishDuck Game Review: A Fast, Hard Finish to a Season…and an Era

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“We don’t let outside influences define our program.” – Chip Kelly That’s been the definition of Win The Day, the mantra of the Oregon Ducks since the start of the Chip Kelly era.  The team only worries about what it can control, and what it cannot is ignored.  Yet despite playing in its fourth consecutive BCS game, including the National …

Will He Stay or Will He Go; Chip Kelly Doesn’t Even Know

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For weeks now Chip Kelly has been showered with questions of his NFL aspirations and his future next season: where does he want to go? Who has he spoken to? And for weeks he has replied with the motto that has given him the love of every Oregon fan that appreciates who Chip Kelly is – he just wants to “win …

Chip Kelly: The Caesar of Football

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At first blush, the comparison might seem odd. What do a football coach and a general/politician/dictator separated by over two thousand years have in common? How could a man who singlehandedly destroyed the republic of Rome have anything in common with a modern-day football coach? The answers might surprise you. Football is a form of simulated combat, so the metaphor …

Will The Chip Kelly Offense Revolutionize British Football?

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The English South Division of the British American Football League (BAFL) is a “Smash Mouth” division if ever there was one. From the 5-on-5 Youth (ages 14-16) teams — using two back sets — to the unbalanced lines and two tight end formations of the Senior game (19+), this division likes to hit you in the mouth and run the …

Why Chip Kelly Bolts To The NFL – And Why He Stays

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For as long as Chip Kelly stays at Oregon, we’re destined to hear the chatter about him leaving for the NFL. For the most part it’s a lot of talk, completely based on specualtion; however, after having flirted with a coaching position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kelly has let the cat out of the bag and the subject will …

The Coach’s Corner: Utilizing New Power-O Innovations in the Spread Offense

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach in the know. This week Coach Curtis Peterson of Glenbard North High School and owner/editor of StrongFootballCoach.com. We encourage other coaches that are …

Fish Tutorial #5: Chip Kelly’s New Universal Formation

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This is the first NEW Fish Tutorial about the Oregon Offense since last August!  We reviewed changes and interesting plays throughout the season with Fish Reports, and in the off-season we have had fun learning about some new components of the Oregon Offense in bite-size shorter videos The FishDuck Minutes.  However much of the important basic elements of the unique …

Recruiting Update: Holy Linebackers Batman!…and the Fastest 60m Time in the Nation

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Football Recruiting: Oregon’s had its share of stalwarts line up in no-man’s land behind the defensive front. Resonating names the likes of Dave Wilcox, Blair Phillips, Spencer Paysinger, Casey Matthews, and current backer Michael Clay, have made it their business to stuff the run and match strides with opposing receivers in pass coverage. The Ducks will look to the prep …