Where Will the Ducks Turn to Replace Leavitt?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 94 Comments

One of the most complicated coach/coordinator pairings in the country has lasted for only a season. The news that 247 Sports reported on Wednesday was confirmed in a press release from Oregon on Thursday: defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt and the Ducks have “mutually reached an agreement to part ways.” The timing may have been unexpected, but few thought that Leavitt would stay …

Losing Leavitt? Why Leavitt WON’T LEAVE

Charles Fischer Editorials 79 Comments

My friends, you would think I would be wiser after having my head handed to me from my last ill-fated prediction about a coach. But I’ve been gathering some data and some thoughts, and while I would love to end up 50/50 on my coaching predictions, it may not happen. Yet … it could. Let’s look at some reasonable aspects …

MAD AS HELL: Terrible Defensive Techniques Taught at Oregon

Charles Fischer Editorials 19 Comments

I am mad as hell. I have had three Coaching Consultants on the FishDuck.com Analysis team tell me that, “If my players in high school used defensive technique like that – I would be embarrassed.” I can hardly believe my eyes, as coaches sit with me through intense “Skull-Sessions” and detail the bad technique being exhibited on defense. Could we have …

Coach’s Comments: “My Pick for Oregon’s Next Defensive Coordinator”

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 12 Comments

Ordinarily I wouldn’t do this: write about a specific new defensive coordinator when there are still several important games left in the season – games in which the Ducks could significantly improve, or the new DC’s team could get blasted. But I really don’t think either of those things is going to happen. I believe I have enough evidence to present …

Coach’s Comments: Brady Hoke Brings the 4-3 Defense! What’s Up With THAT?

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 15 Comments

FishDuck.com has gone off an active writing schedule, but the site will remain up so that all the prior articles can be found on the web. We are also open to guest articles from writers such as our beloved Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris. He is sharing some of his knowledge about the 4-3 defense and how the Oregon personnel could fit …