Ducks Zone Blitz Attack De-Claws the ‘Cats Deep Passing Game

Sean Goodbody Fish Reports 1 Comment

Early in the Fiesta Bowl, Collin Klein and the Kansas State offense had success with short throws to help put together some lengthy drives.  My article last week described how the Duck defense stuffed the K-State option game when it counted in the first half, helping Oregon score three unanswered times to build a comfortable lead.  Once the Ducks began piling on points, …

How Oregon Stuffed “Optimus” Klein and the Kansas State Option Attack

Sean Goodbody Fish Reports 10 Comments

(Note: I’ve previously helped Charles with his defensive tutorial series, and written a few articles, one if which really riled up our friends in the SEC.  I’m very excited to now present some written defensive analysis for FishDuck.com.)  “C. Klein rush for no gain…C. Klein rush for 3 yards…C. Klein rush for 1 yard…C. Klein rush for 4 yards…C. Klein …

Fiesta Bowl No Huddle Dynamics

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 8 Comments

One of the most exciting moments from the 2013 Fiesta Bowl had to be the half-ending touchdown drive Oregon put together to effectively finish off the Kansas State Wildcats. After the Wildcats had marched down the field and threatened to take a 17-15 lead, Oregon’s defense held tight and forced KSU to kick a field goal, which they promptly missed, …

Chip Kelly pulls out the “Power-Read” play to Defeat Wildcats

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 5 Comments

The NFL has been attracted to coach Kelly because of his commitment to an up-tempo offense that everyone can see as being difficult upon his foes.  Yet a factor in some of his victories has been his propensity to change-up his game plan for the opposing defensive coaching staff.  How can you defend something well if you haven’t prepared for …

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

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

“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 …

Chip Kelly’s Fiesta Bowl Game Plan

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 3 Comments

It’s only a matter of hours before Oregon and Kansas State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl, and as the rest of the bowl season starts to ramp up to the BCS games, it is a great time of year for college football fans everywhere. Last week, we discussed Oregon’s numbers advantage, and showed how Baylor earned its leverage …

Oregon’s “Numbers” Advantage In The Fiesta Bowl

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 6 Comments

Chip Kelly and the Oregon Duck offense have seen countless variations, stunts, and unconventional packages thrown their way over the years. Whether defenses are bringing men out of coverage to account for the run, aligning in creative fashions to confuse the conventional zone blocking schemes, or simply feigning an injury to give the defense a chance to rest, there isn’t …

Collin Klein And The Magic Of Bill Snyder

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 18 Comments

The Fiesta Bowl wasn’t the original destination on Oregon’s itinerary, nor was it its backup plan, and now a trip to Phoenix for a BCS game has become somewhat of a consolation prize for the nation’s newest elite football program. Unlike nearly every other BCS matchup, the Fiesta Bowl immediately brought a load of intrigue to the college football world …

We See Kansas State Bruises, But We Wanted SEC Blood

Joey Holland FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 10 Comments

What would happen if an unstoppable force were to meet an immovable object? If Oregon had received a bowl bid to play a top SEC team with an elite defense instead of Kansas State, then the college football world may have finally found an answer to that age-old question. I don’t mean to take away from the No. 5-ranked Wildcats …