Taggart’s Smash-Mouth, Deceptive Spread Offense: The Counter Trey

Coach Morris Analysis, Fish Reports, Understanding the Willie Taggart Oregon Spread Offense

In our last FishDuck.com analysis, we showed how the classic off-tackle power blocking scheme has been adapted to the Spread Offense. While those play possibilities are interesting and exciting to me, I am more looking forward to the several ways the Oregon Ducks might merge the Counter Trey into their Smash-Mouth … with deception, offense. The Counter Trey Coach Tom Osborne …

A Plea for Oregon Head Coach Taggart: “KEEP ‘EM ALL!”

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion

It just hit me from out of the blue, and this revelation would significantly impact Oregon football. You see I was pondering about how the press conference is over and everybody’s had a chance to express their feelings about the new head coach for the Ducks. Coach Willie Taggart is on the road recruiting without any assistant coaches until today, …

Three Takeaways from Ducks’ Bye Week

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Bye weeks have always been considered a good thing for any sport team, and this bye seems to be exactly what Oregon needs after a brutal game against the Utah Utes. The Ducks suffered significant injuries during the game — the biggest and most saddening was Pharaoh Brown‘s. The TE went down with a devastating season-ending knee injury. Plus, well-respected …

Catching up with Ducks Assistant Coach Tom Osborne

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

It can be both a good and bad thing when a team has a bye week. For the Ducks, it’s more of a good thing as they were pretty banged up going into the Utah game last Saturday. Against the Utes, it seemed as if the “injury bug” continued biting Oregon’s key players such as center Hroniss Grasu, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and tight end …

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

Victor Flores Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

When Pharaoh Brown called his mother on graduation day, he sounded calm. Jeannetta Smith assumed her son was pulling another prank, but this one angered her. “This is not how you play,” Smith said. Brown wasn’t joking. His friend, Fred Zuber, had drowned hours earlier. He sounded calm because he was in shock. Brown, Zuber and three […]

Recruiting Update: Full-Auto Murray Brings Cannon to Eugene

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

  Football Recruiting Visits This past Monday, Oregon welcomed prime-time visitor Kyler Murray (4-Star/Allen, TX/Rivals100) to Eugene.  A consensus Top-3 dual-threat prospect heading into his senior season, Murray was said to have had a spectacular experience during his time with the Ducks.  A lock for the Under Armour All-American Game and 2013 Texas Gatorade POY, Murray (5’11, 170 lbs) passed for …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Raiding Inland Along the Coast

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Football Recruiting Offers Jack-of-all-trades athlete Stephen Johnson III (4-Star/San Leandro, CA) is catching fire heading into his senior summer.  While recently discovered by the Oregon faithful, Johnson III appears to have been on wide receivers coach Matt Lubick’s wish list for some time.  Toward the end of last week, the Ducks’ coaching staff made good on their promise and extended …

Recruiting Update: 2015 Class on the Horizon

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Recruiting Trail Just hours following the latest edition of the War, head coach Mark Helfrich and Co. hit the road for the postseason recruiting cycle.  With another regular season in the books, Oregon will begin shoring up our 2014 class and look to the future as high school juniors transition into their final prep campaign. His …

Recruiting Update: “Budda” to Make Long Awaited Visit

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Visits Check out SB Nation’s Pacific Takes for my first Oregon Recruiting Q/A! For this writer, a Saturday spent inside the confines of Autzen Stadium will be a welcome relief following last Thursday.  Oregon, at home for two of next three weeks, will welcome arguably our biggest prep target of the 2014 class, athlete Budda Baker …

Son of Oregon Duck and NFL Hall-of-Famer Continued Family Legacy of Legends at Oregon

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

 identi.info The tight end position has been a vital key in the success of Oregon’s rise to fortune and fame.  Oregon has seen a perpetual string of stalwart tight ends since the Rich Brooks Era.  One tight end in particular made his presence felt in a unique way, and is remembered fondly by many Ducks for his contribution to Oregon’s turnaround  & …