The “404” Defensive Scheme is BACK with DC Jim Leavitt

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports, Learning the Jim Leavitt 3-4 Hybrid Defense 8 Comments

My friends, we are fortunate again to have an Analysis from our own Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris, as he will be slowly releasing information about the new Oregon Offense and Defense over the next couple of months along with our other superb coaches aligned with FishDuck.com. Do know that the defense that our beloved Ducks will be running is …

Middle Linebacker Technique: Jimmie Swain Is Making Plays!

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 13 Comments

This fall, we have often used examples of the poor technique by the Oregon defense to help learn more football. However, the Utah game showed us glimpses of how Jimmie Swain is emerging as a solid player for the future of the Duck defense. He’s becoming a legit Pac-12 starting linebacker (good enough to be a defensive strength, instead of …

Oregon Football 2016: Chip’s Guys Quit

Mike Merrell Editorials 20 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Amid the controversy of why and how to fix it, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Oregon football 2016 sucks. “Why” is no doubt complicated. If we want to be simplistic, we can just blame the coaches and join the witch hunt. Reality, however, is more complicated than that. Personally, I subscribe to the “perfect …

Recruiting Hits & Misses on Defense Have Led to the Recent Collapse

Jason Fowler Recruiting 15 Comments

Statistically there is no denying how low the Oregon Ducks football team has gone on the defensive side of the ball. The cause of this rapid decline can be blamed on poor coaching, lack of buying into the system or the increase in talent for other schools to make the Pac-12 more balanced top to bottom. Those ideas are intriguing …

Oregon Lures Away WSU Commit Moi

Dan Reukauf FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks scored again Tuesday night when a report resurfaced from Juco Football Frenzy on Twitter. OLB Jonah Moi has committed to the University of Oregon instead of the Washington State Cougars! Moi was committed to WSU, but after his visit to Eugene, Moi was impressed enough to commit to Oregon instead. This 3-star recruit will make the jump from Riverside CC Football …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Closing Out the 2015 Class

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 13 Comments

With limited official visits Coach Mark Helfrich is making the most with what he’s got, but is running out of time. The Ducks may have three more commitments available for this 2015 recruiting cycle after getting two commitments in the last week.  Signing day is February 4th and that leaves little time for Coach Helfrich and staff to attempt to snag …

Oregon Lands Another Big Defensive Lineman

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

When you think of the Oregon Ducks, the first thing that may come to mind is the blazing offense, crazy uniforms and incredible facilities. Not many people think defense, and Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum took that to heart when he accepted the position after former coordinator Nick Aliotti announced his retirement before last season. Helping to strengthen this push toward a more dominant defense is …

Recruiting Update: Get the Fax Fired Up!

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Football Recruiting Commitments Over the weekend, Oregon landed hard-hitting jack-of-all-trades prep Fotu Leiato (3-Star/Steilacoom, WA). Bursting onto the recruiting scene in the waning moments of the 2015 cycle, Leiato might be one of the most aggressive defensive players in the country. “I have committed to continue my education and play football at the University of Oregon,” said Leiato in a …