Coaches’ Answer To: “Is Oregon in Trouble?”

Charles Fischer Editorials 48 Comments

While I am known for being a Sunshine-Pumper when it comes to my beloved Ducks, the team of coaching consultants at FishDuck.com are much more grounded and can give a realistic assessment concerning the state of the Oregon football team after one game. Yes, you have seen opinions from sportscasters who are not any better at knowing things than the …

Coaches Comments: An Inside Look at the Brady Hoke Defense

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports 5 Comments

As a retired high school football coach, I had the opportunity on a Thursday night (3-31) to hear Brady Hoke speak at the Oregon Coaches’ Clinic, and the next morning I got to watch my one-and-only practice of the season. I thought I would share what I noted, and what you might want to look for at the Oregon Spring Game. Some …

MARK HELFRICH IS A STUD

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 15 Comments

The title of this article was taken from the subject of a sentence. Yesterday [2-3], at the Oregon Club Recruiting Luncheon, Mark Helfrich, while eloquently praising and thanking many, uttered the simple 5-word sentence, “Don Pellum is a stud.”  The audience responded with their loudest, and warmest, applause of the day.  We got it. Well it’s time for me to …

A Coach’s Comments: “The Problem with Oregon …”

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 6 Comments

The Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris, has been instrumental in so many of us learning the Oregon Offense and Defense in the past four years. His “Skull” sessions with me in the FishDuck.com ManCave are legendary encounters in learning, and he does have some strong views about this team. Sometimes Mike raises more questions for us with his musings, and …

Oregon Football Practice: The Ducks Lay an Egg

Charles Fischer Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 20 Comments

I could not believe my eyes when I got the email announcing an open practice for Oregon football season ticket holders a few weeks ago. No professional cameras allowed? This means that media are not having their usual place in this practice — hmmmm. I was thrilled and simply could not wait for the days to count down until I …

A Coach’s Response: Myth-conceptions about the 4-3 versus the 3-4 Defensive Fronts

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports 3 Comments

(Converting from a 3-4 defense to 4-3 front is a topic that Oregon fans were interested in discussing–especially when Coach Mike Morris gave his perspective on it last week. He saw many posts on six different sites and message boards that contained some “points he disagreed with.” The Grizzled Ol’ Coach is not one to debate online with other readers, …