The Oregon Duck Offense: Misdirection in the Play-Action Game

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 19 Comments

This week, we’ll dive into one of the many benefits the Pistol formation has extended the Oregon Duck offense. On deck in this article is the variety of play-action pass looks the Pistol allows. Where all play-action passes from the Shotgun look pretty much the same, those from the Pistol can look very different, depending on the call. It even allows for a cool little misdirection that …

Oregon Football Analysis: The Lethal Run-Pass Combination

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

Over the past several years college football has become a faster-paced game with a pass-first philosophy. Teams are using this style strategically in order to recruit the best athletes, which lends itself to the ultimate goal: a birth in the College Football Playoff. The success of the Oregon Ducks is heavily dependent on these concepts: unpredictable running plays within a series, taking advantage …