Shattering the Narrative: Marcus Arroyo’s Passing Attack

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 36 Comments

Today I want to stomp out the notion that the design of Oregon’s passing game under OC Marcus Arroyo is an unsophisticated attack that only sends receivers on long-developing deep routes. It wasn’t true last week, when the narrative started popping up across message boards, and it certainly isn’t true after the game against Portland State. After diagraming all of …

X’s vs. O’s: Oregon’s Y Pop RPO vs. Arizona State’s Solo Coverage

Zach Pierson Analysis 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s edition of X’s vs. O’s! Today, we will be discussing one of the ways the Ducks exploit defenders’ simultaneous run/pass responsibilities. The example today is an RPO concept Oregon used in their game against Arizona State. “RPO” stands for Run-Pass Option. On an RPO, the play is set up as a run, but the Quarterback (QB) …