Ducks Football Recruiting: Making the Numbers Count

Jason Fowler Recruiting 22 Comments

Numbers don’t lie. So much of football is measured in numbers: star rating, height, weight, 40-yard dash time, vertical jump, average yards per game, touchdowns, interceptions, tackles for loss, sacks, etc. But can they deceive, or fail to tell the full story (especially when it comes to recruiting) when it comes to our beloved Ducks? Let’s take a look today at other numbers …

Vernon Adams’ Impact: The Fade Route is Back!

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 13 Comments

One of the most complex pass routes to complete is the Fade Route, especially when used in the Red Zone, and even more so inside the five-yard line. Oregon has had difficulty completing this pass in recent years (fourth down against Stanford, anyone?), and a couple of us have been pondering if the unique touch of Vernon Adams throwing to freakishly athletic Kirk …

FishDuck Recruiting: 2015 ShrineDog Awards — Part II

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Here I am again with the second installment of the ShrineDog Awards for the football recruiting class of 2015. Part One took us to the University of Texas with PJ Locke, who flipped from Oregon. Part Two takes us to the state of Tennessee where the Grand Ole Opry takes a backseat to no one. The common tie between the first …

How Oregon uses Blitz Keys to Sniff Out Pressure

Alex Kirby Analysis 0 Comments

What if it were possible to detect with nearly 100% certainty whether or not the defense is bringing pressure before the ball is snapped? How exactly would you find something like that out? The answer is simple, yet complicated at the same time. You would just need to find what’s called a “blitz key.” A blitz key is a pretty general …