The Jim Leavitt 3-4 Defense: Single High Safety Coverages when Blitzing

Cameron Soran Analysis 5 Comments

In the previous two posts, we covered Jim Leavitt’s coverage structure with 2-high safeties. Now we are going to cover his main coverage concepts with 1-high safety. Leavitt primarily runs 1-high safety looks in run-first down-and-distance situations and when he is going to blitz. Leavitt ran two forms of Cover 3 when sending four rushers, both of which operated by …

The Jim Leavitt 3-4 Defense: Trips Coverage with Two-High Safeties

Cameron Soran Analysis 6 Comments

In the previous post, we explained how Jim Leavitt‘s 2-high safety coverage concepts operate for when there are two receivers to a side. Now we will be covering his 2-high safety coverage concepts for when there are 3 receivers to a side, most commonly known as Trips coverages. The Trips Coverages With 2-high safeties, Jim Leavitt will run: (a) Stubbie, …

The BIGGEST Game-Changer from the New Oregon Coaching Staff

Charles Fischer Editorials 10 Comments

Oregon fans have received so many gifts and pleasant surprises from this new Willie Taggart coaching staff, and they continue arriving at a pace we cannot seem to keep up with. For my Monday editorial, I wish to pass along what I believe is the biggest immediate impact we will see this fall. To be clear, this would not be present were …

Oregon must change its NO MAN’S LAND Technique

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Analysis, Fish Reports 7 Comments

For years the Ducks have been a “bend but don’t break” defense. The problem is, in 2016, they finally broke. In this article, I will be focusing on the pass defense and the immediate changes Oregon fans will likely (and hopefully) see this season. The first thing that must be eliminated is the No Man’s Land technique. This is where the …

Analysis: A GUMBO OF SPRING HIGHLIGHTS

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

We, at FishDuck.com, have presented several analyses of Oregon’s Spring Football Game, all featuring a theme of how the new and improved Duck defense stopped different offensive plays.  This week there’s not a definite theme – other than they are “delicious” ingredients to savor. Like a hearty Gumbo’s different flavors, these three plays come together to make a delectable concoction. …

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 …

The Taggart Unveiling: What I’m Watching For …

Charles Fischer Editorials 14 Comments

This is going to be the most interesting Spring Football Game since Oregon converted to the spread offense a dozen years ago in 2005, and I simply cannot wait. I really should be more mature about this instead of breathlessly panting like a 13-year-old talking about an upcoming rock concert, but I cannot help it.  I am Oregon. As I …

Visiting Coaches Applaud Oregon Football Transformation

Charles Fischer Editorials 18 Comments

“The difference is night and day.” This answer from a high school coach in Washington stunned me when I asked about the difference in Oregon Spring Football compared to years in the past. This is the time of year when coaches come in from across the nation to meet the Oregon coaches, “talk football” and watch the practices and drills. …

Oregon Fans: A Glimpse of a Jim Leavitt 3-4 Defense

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 25 Comments

Remember the announcement recently: I will continue to write as will a few other writers, but we will only be running two or three articles per week. Sign up for the newsletter above so you won’t miss any of my or the GOC’s articles, and to make sure you don’t miss upcoming videos!  –Charles Fischer It was fun in yesterday’s …