Dillingham: “I’m a Better OC Because of Lanning’s Defensive Expertise”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Listening to interviews with OC Kenny Dillingham is exciting, and it was even better to see many of his principals on display in the Oregon Spring Game. He is creating a “growth” culture on offense begun by the head coach Dan Lanning, and as an example of this new focus–Coach Dillingham was pleased to hear how Seven McGee spoke of …

Could Jay Butterfield Thrive in Oregon’s New Offense?

LaMarr Fields Editorials

Will Jay Butterfield be a fit for new Oregon Ducks offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham’s zone-read offense? Probably. As a pro-style quarterback he will need to make some adjustments, but with Auburn transfer Bo Nix slated to start this season at quarterback he will have plenty of time to learn the offense. When you have a quarterback with Butterfield’s arm talent, …

Coach Dillingham’s Offensive Attack Philosophy Confirmed with Oregon…Again

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

Oregon Offensive Coordinator Kenny Dillingham has explained how he prefers a fast-tempo offense and in particular—taking advantage of one-on-one matchups that he strives to create from his formations and offensive schemes. I was reading about the great NFL Coaches the other day, and it got me to pondering about examples of where Coach Dillingham applied his attacking philosophy in the …

Coach Kenny Dillingham’s New GTE Sweep Read

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

The 2022 Oregon Spring Game was a fun unveiling of Dan Lanning‘s Ducks, it also gave us a glimpse into a few parts of the Kenny Dillingham offense. I immediately found a favorite play and had to take some time away from Captain Cooks Casino NZ to break down this “explosion” play  that went for 44 yards, and share it …

Kenny Dillingham’s Offense and the Inclusion of the Pistol

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

There is a sentiment among those who follow Oregon football that we have no idea what Coach Kenny Dillingham plans on doing offensively with the Oregon Ducks. But we actually have a pretty good idea. It’s uncommon for a coach who learned under an extremely successful coordinator/play-caller to drastically deviate from that system when he becomes “the guy.” Coach Dillingham …

Kenny Dillingham and the Up-Tempo Pro-Style Offense

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

During a signing day interview, Coach Kenny Dillingham proclaimed that his Oregon Ducks offense will be a Pro-Style offense that goes fast. The first thing that pops into most people’s heads when they hear that is something along the lines of an up-tempo copy of what the Stanford Cardinal do. That is not what Coach Dillingham means when he uses …

The Tight End Position in the Kenny Dillingham Offense

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

Coach Kenny Dillingham, like his mentor, will look to heavily utilize the Tight End position in the new Oregon Ducks offense. Not only did he learn how to effectively utilize the position under Coach Mike Norvell, but Coach Gus Malzahn used his in a very similar fashion during Dillingham’s stint as the Auburn Tigers OC. In both offenses, which Coach …

Two-Back Sets in the Kenny Dillingham Offense

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

Two-back sets look to become a big part of the Oregon offense under Coach Kenny Dillingham’s guidance. This is a tactic that Coach Dillingham is accustomed to, serving under Coach Mike Norvell since his days with the Arizona State Sun Devils. The offenses that Coach Dillingham has previously coached have used two-back personnel in a variety of unique ways. Today, …