The Jake Fisher Effect: Aggressive Oregon Offensive Linemen!

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Offensive tackle Jake Fisher may end up leaving a legacy at Oregon far beyond winning a ton of games; he may have changed the perspective and attitude of the Duck offensive line forever. Tyler Johnstone said it well in a Chris Dufresne article for the LA Times. “He’s not a ‘win-one-for-the Gipper’ guy. He doesn’t give speeches. He’s just a …

Oregon Explosion Plays: How the Ducks Win in the Trenches

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I used to have a coach that said the key to winning football games was winning the war in the trenches.  Obviously, there are many factors involved in winning football games, but it is hard to argue against the importance of controlling the line of scrimmage. Early in 2014, Oregon suffered multiple key injuries to the offensive line, resulting in a scenario …

The BEST Zone Blocking Analysis on the Web

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  Coach Levi Steier gave us an analysis of Zone Blocking that had been a regular article in our “FishWrap” in the past.  It was such an extraordinary article that I placed it in our Offensive Tutorials in the “Directory” (tab at top of site) and tons of coaching sites found it.  I was astounded to see the year end …

Developing Offensive Linemen for the Zone Scheme

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When watching the Oregon Ducks execute their high octane run game it is easy to get caught up in the play-making ability of their skill players. Watching guys like Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas is exhilarating.  What some fail to realize is the success or failure of the run game hinges on the offense’s ability to control the line of …

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton

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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 …

Coach Chip Kelly Explains the Oregon Spread Offense

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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 …