Mark Helfrich: “The NFL BLOCKBUSTER SLEEPER Hire of the Year”

Charles Fischer Editorials 45 Comments

I know you read that title and are now thinking, “oh brother,” but bear with me and try to examine this with new eyes as we contemplate the hiring of Mark Helfrich as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach of the Chicago Bears. I truly believe he will be the Blockbuster Sleeper hire of the NFL this year, and will fare better …

Charles’s ASU-Oregon FishWrap: “Growing Pains”

Charles Fischer Editorials 52 Comments

My wife burst into the infamous FishDuck.com ManCave late Saturday night and shouted, “What was that huge THUD out there?” I told her … “That was us Oregon fans coming back to Earth.” There is no sugar-coating that game. The Ducks lost to a 1-2 team known for poor defense and are known by all to be in the bottom half of …

Check for three Xs and Os tactics against Washington

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

For Duck fans today — there are a couple of tactics to watch for against our rival in the Huskies. First, note that their defensive tackle over Oregon’s center (the Husky nose tackle) is between 340 pounds and 360 pounds, thus he will give Hroniss Grasu and an additional guard blocking him some trouble. This could foul up our Inside …

Marcus Mariota’s Advanced Stage of Zone Reading

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 8 Comments

Cliff Grassmick It was fun to watch Jeremiah Masoli get there, and when Darron Thomas got there — it helped to take us to the National Championship game.  I am referring to the Advanced Stage of Zone Reading that few quarterbacks rise to, as it has become evident to me in the last two games that Marcus Mariota has crossed …

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 …