Oregon’s Spread Offense with the Pistol under Mario Cristobal, Jim Mastro and Marcus Arroyo
Roller Coaster” Arroyo Saves His Best For Last
Text and Video Analysis: Published January 16, 2020
Mike West explains offensive successes and tendencies of out-going OC Marcus Arroyo.
Analysis: How Oregon’s Zone Read Won the Rose Bowl
Text and Video Analysis: Published January 9, 2020
Coach Jeremy Mosier not only explains the Zone Read at Oregon, but shows us the defenders being “read” on the plays.
Cristobal’s Biggest Lesson? The END GAME
Text and Video Analysis: Published January 3, 2020
Charles Fischer discloses how the Oregon coaching staff learned from prior mistakes to help secure the Rose Bowl win.
Analyzing Read Keys: Did Justin Herbert DEFY the Experts?
Text and Video Analysis: Published December 28, 2019
Charles Fischer has fun showing how Justin Herbert may have broken some Zone Read rules in the Pac-12 Championship.
Herbert’s Feet Take Oregon’s Offense to the Next Level
Text and Video Analysis: Published December 26, 2019
Coach Eric Boles details the plays that made the difference in the Pac-12 Championship game.
How Oregon’s Offense Evolved Under Marcus Arroyo
Text and Video Analysis: Published December 20, 2019
Mike West brings out some superb observations about the development of the Oregon offense under Marcus Arroyo.
Oregon Unleashes New-Look Triple Option on USC
Text and Video Analysis: Published November 7, 2019
Joshua Whitted shows a new variation of an RPO that has run-pass option not seen at Oregon before.
Oregon’s New Hybrid Toss Play
Text and Video Analysis: Published October 31, 2019
Coach Eric Boles finds a new play in the improving Oregon offense!
Sequentials … the Sequel: Marcus Arroyo Grows Up
Text and Video Analysis: Published October 24, 2019
Mike West explains a wonderful sequential play that is new to the Oregon offense.
Arroyo Takes Notes From the Record-Setting Oklahoma Offense
Text and Video Analysis: Published October 13, 2019
Joshua Whitted outlines an interesting running play from the Sooner offense.
The Rise of the RPO in the Ducks Offense
Text and Video Analysis: Published September 19, 2019
Coach Eric Boles illustrates the basic RPO concepts in the Oregon Offense.
Arroyo Adds EXPLOSIVE Wrinkle to Oregon’s RPO Package
Text and Video Analysis: Published September 12, 2019
Joshua Whitted demonstrates how the Tight End is now included in Oregon’s RPO package to great effect.
The Oregon Offense: New Outside Zone RPO
Text and Video Analysis: Published September 5, 2019
Coach Eric Boles explains a new Run-Pass-Option play in the Oregon arsenal.
How Sequential Plays Ignite Oregon’s Offense
Text and Video Analysis: Published July 25, 2019
Mike West gives a ton of information and items to ponder concerning concerning constraint and sequential plays.
“Golden Era” vs. Now: Attacking the Edges
Text and Video Analysis: Published July 11, 2019
Coach Jeremy Mosier compares the great perimeter plays of present and past.
Golden Era vs. Now: Has Oregon’s Run Game REALLY Changed?
Text and Video Analysis: Published June 13, 2019
Coach Jeremy Mosier makes some amazing comparisons to plays run currently compared to the recent past.
Is There Really a Marcus Arroyo Play Calling Problem?
Text and Video Analysis: Published March 7, 2019
Mike West makes some suggestions to consider with the OC at Oregon and offers some examples as well.
The Oregon Offense: Adding Firepower to the Playbook
Text and Video Analysis: Published February 28, 2019
Coach Eric Boles lists some plays he would like to see added to the Oregon Playbook in the near future.
Oregon’s Quick-Strike Run-Pass Option: Three Plays in 2.2 Seconds
Text and Video Analysis: Published February 21, 2019
Coach Jeremy Mosier gives us superb examples of the RPO attack in the Oregon offense. Highly recommend…
The Oregon Ducks Offense: Bolstering the Rushing Attack
Text and Video Analysis: Published February 10, 2019
Coach Eric Boles shows us other plays that can complement the Pistol formation favored by Coach Mario Cristobal at this time.
The Oregon Offense: Differences Among the Inside Zone
Text and Video Analysis: Published January 16, 2019
Coach Eric Boles analyzes the differences in the Inside Zone Play between the Pistol and the Shotgun.
Cristobal Signals the Decline of the Backside Zone Read at Oregon
Text and Video Analysis: Published September 2, 2019
Charles Fischer is noticing some patterns about the evolution of the Oregon offense with the Zone Read…
The Oregon Offense: The H-Back Position
Text and Video Analysis: Published August 22, 2018
Coach Eric Boles explains how the H-Back and Tight End are used to bolster the Oregon running attack.
The Oregon Offense: The Power Concept
Text and Video Analysis: Published December 5, 2018
Coach Eric Boles illustrates how the Power Concept from the Shotgun is being used in the new Oregon offense of 2018, similar to how it was run in the original Oregon Spread Offense.
The Oregon Offense: GT Counter Read
Text and Video Analysis: Published November 13, 2018
Coach Eric Boles breaks down a superb running play in the new 2018 Oregon Offense.
Coach Boles’ Extra Point: Oregon’s Rushing Attack
Text and Video Analysis: Published October 25, 2018
Coach Eric Boles offers some sage advice about making rush judgments concerning the Pistol formation being utilized in the Oregon offense.
The Oregon Duck Offense: Misdirection in the Play-Action Game
Text and Video Analysis: Published October 5, 2018
Coach Eric Boles breaks down a new play in the 2018 arsenal of offense.
Shattering the Narrative: Marcus Arroyo’s Passing Attack
Text and Video Analysis: Published September 11, 2018
Coach Eric Boles outlines part of the new passing attack in the 2018 Oregon Offense.
The New Oregon Offense: PA Stretch WR Screen
Text and Video Analysis: Published June 20, 2018
Coach Eric Boles explains a new variation of screen pass in the new 2018+ Oregon Offense.
The Oregon Offense: The H-Back Position
Text and Video Analysis: Published August 22, 2018
Coach Eric Boles explains the importance of the H-Back in the new Oregon Offense of 2018.
The New Oregon Offense: Heavy Packages
Text Analysis: Published August 1, 2018
Coach Eric Boles suggests some strategies to look out for with the new 2018+ Oregon Offense.
The Zone Read: Is the PISTOL a Good Fit for Oregon?
Text and Video Article: Published September 9, 2018
Charles Fischer offers a basis for why coaches like the Pistol formation and how the reading of defenders will be slightly different in the Pistol compared to the Chip Kelly era.
-The Mario Cristobal/Marcus Arroyo Offense: Oregon Running the Stretch Concept
Text and Video Analysis: Jan 3, 2018
Coach Eric Boles breaks down a “Bread-and-Butter” play of numerous elite college teams and most of the NFL. Important for coaches and Oregon fans to watch for!
The Mario Cristobal Offense: Pin and Pull Technique-March 7, 2018
Text and Video Analysis: March 7, 2018
Coach Eric Boles makes a fundamental part of many Cristobal plays (and the college football world) easy to understand with his explanation and examples.
The Arroyo Effect: Split Zone
Text and Video Article: Published July 11, 2011
Coach Eric Boles breaks down a variation of the Zone Read with the new Oregon offense.
Jim Mastro Brings More Firepower to the Ducks Offense
Text and Video Analysis: Jan 24, 2018
Coach Eric Boles explains how the new assistant coach can elevate the run game for the Ducks through his expertise in the “Pistol” offense with examples given. Offensive game planning-Cristobal.
The Mario Cristobal Offense: Zone Read from the Pistol
Text Analysis: March 28, 2018
Coach Eric Boles explains some of the techniques by the Quarterback when running the Pistol Offense, as we’ll see with the Ducks.
Inside Look at Multi-Back Sets in Oregon’s Offense
Text Analysis: April 18, 2018
Coach Eric Boles helps Oregon fans to learn how the alignment of running backs will impact the offense.
The New Oregon Offense: Receiver Splits and Alignments
Text Analysis: May 30, 2018
Coach Eric Boles explains the various receiver formations that Oregon fans will see the usage and importance of each one within the Oregon offense.
Three Times Marcus Arroyo Got Creative in 2018
Text and Video Analysis: Published December 30, 2018
Coach Eric Boles makes it easy to understand three plays within the Oregon offense that show some misdirection to the opponents.
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