Good News, Bad News: “What Happened to FishDuck.com?”

Charles Fischer Editorials 9 Comments

 Take Note of Changes, but FishDuck is Still Here…. My friends, there will only be two articles published per week is all on Mondays and Wednesdays, (and occasionally on Friday) but I will still be writing. So if you see nothing for a few days-keep checking in as articles will come up as I can’t stay away from a keyboard for long. From …

The Run-Pass Option: A Mid-Line Sweep Read w/Bubble Threat

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 4 Comments

As a fellow fan, it’s tough to lose a game – especially the way the Nebraska game transpired. Nonetheless, we wish to continue to build the “Oregon Playbook” within FishDuck.com and continue to learn from the evolution of the Oregon Spread Offense. There are ongoing permutations off of fundamental plays such as the Sweep Read, which we wish to identify and understand …

Should Ty Griffin Be the Oregon Quarterback?

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 23 Comments

There’s a big banner at the Ducks’ practice field, that I’m going to have to paraphrase … “To be ordinary, keep doing things the way they’ve always been done. To be great, requires the courage to go against tradition.” This move would require a lot of courage, and I’m well aware it’ll never happen. But since when should reality limit our dreams? My …

Maneuvering the Battle with the Spartans

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

One of the premier non-conference matchups of the season is a rematch from last year. This time though, the Ducks are traveling to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans. Last year’s matchup at Autzen set the Ducks on the path to the National Championship Game. This year’s game could have the same ramifications. Now something you might notice in …

An Analysis of Those Pesky Wildcats

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

OK, we are down to this last Pac-12 game. Win this and we’re in. It’s simple. Then again it’s not simple; there is a huge roadblock … some team named Arizona is in our way. I don’t think I need to recap the recent history with Arizona — it is a painful memory for the Ducks. The good thing about …

An Analysis of How to Stop Stanford’s Play-Action

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

I confess I’m a bit conflicted. Yes, I’m a University of Oregon freshman and a huge Ducks fan; however, until this September I’ve bled Cardinal red my entire life. Beginning with my first Stanford football game as a two-month-old infant, I’ve attended six to seven games a year and watched on TV nearly every game I couldn’t attend. I have …

An Analysis of Cal’s High-Flying ‘Bear Raid’ Offense

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

That game back in late September — the one against Washington State — is one the Ducks remember. That was the first time this season when Oregon was exposed, offensively and defensively speaking. I bring this game up because Cal reminds me of Washington State on offense. They pass the ball nearly as much as Washington State … look no …

Oregon Devises an Inside Zone Read “Counter” Play!

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 0 Comments

From Video How many times after this last game did you hear media sources other than EugeneDailyNews/FishDuck.com declare that, “the Ducks limited Mariota’s running opportunities.”  Or “the Inside Zone Read play is bottled up!”  How many of them actually know what they are talking about or can prove those assertions?  Unfortunately most of them are parroting what they have heard …

A New Fish Report Video Analysis: The Inadvertent Mid-Line Zone Read

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 25 Comments

This is the first video analysis I have completed in over a year, and I am excited to be in front of the camera again! We will follow the conference rules for video usage while breaking down a very strange play from our game with Nicholls.  We will also take a look at some new shining stars on offense that …

DEEP WATERS: How Oregon Uses Tempo To Drown A Defense

Brian Flinn Fish Reports 4 Comments

Have you heard the great expression about winning the late rounds of a prizefight?  In the post-fight interview you’ll often hear a boxer talk about how he took the “opponent into deep waters and drowned him.” No-huddle offenses want to do the exact same thing, combine speed and conditioning to push a defense past its breaking point.  The elite level …