Chip Kelly’s Surprise “Throwback” Fiesta Bowl Strategy

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 14 Comments

Chip surprised both the Wildcats and me in this game!  A major component of what makes Chip Kelly so successful is not just how he coaches the spread offense and runs a rapid “no-huddle” tempo, but also how he brings something new to nearly every game he coaches.  It is the last major area the media have not understood or covered, …

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 …

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 1 Comment

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon. An interview with senior offensive guard, Ryan Clanton. By Dusty Ritter Ryan Clanton puts in an audacious amount of work on Oregon’s offensive line. His 450-pound bench press not only leads, but inspires his offensive peers. It should come as no surprise that he …

Driven to greatness, brains and brawn: Nick Cody

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 1 Comment

Driven to greatness, brains and brawn: Nick Cody Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon.  An interview with senior offensive guard, Nick Cody. By Dusty Ritter “He’s not the most talented athlete out there. He’s not the biggest, the fastest, the strongest guy, but he knows what’s going on out there, and is able to put himself …

Chip Kelly’s Strangest Play (EVER)

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 10 Comments

My friends, we have now gone through TWO football seasons together, studying and learning with gusto the fine points of the Chip Kelly spread offense and many of the new emerging concepts and tendencies.  There are some amazing plays and strategies from this last season that I could not discuss each week due to space/time limits, but I plan to …

Fish Tutorial #5: Chip Kelly’s New Universal Formation

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 3 Comments

This is the first NEW Fish Tutorial about the Oregon Offense since last August!  We reviewed changes and interesting plays throughout the season with Fish Reports, and in the off-season we have had fun learning about some new components of the Oregon Offense in bite-size shorter videos The FishDuck Minutes.  However much of the important basic elements of the unique …

Coach Chip Kelly Explains the Oregon Spread Offense

Charles Fischer Fish Reports, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 12 Comments

The following is the NIKE Coaches Clinic Presentation given by Chip Kelly in spring of 2009 that was recorded and printed in the book, “2009 Coach of the Year Clinics Football Manual” by [D. Mark Robertson] the leading coaching education publisher, Coaches Choice and edited by Earl Browning. [D. Mark Robertson] FishDuck.com received special permission from Coaches Choice to reprint this …

FishDuck, Why Are You Giving Away Oregon’s Secrets?

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

We have not been learning from the Sportscasters on TV, radio, internet, or newspapers about the offense up to this point.  They have mentioned the “Zone Read” because it is the catchword, but NONE yet (as of August of 2011) have identified or explained the two basic plays of Inside Zone Read, and Outside Zone Read that the offense revolves …