Oregon’s Spread Offense with the Pistol under Mario Cristobal, Jim Mastro and Marcus Arroyo


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The “A” gaps the running back in the Pistol is aiming for.

Oregon’s Spread Offense with the Pistol under Mario Cristobal, Jim Mastro and Marcus Arroyo

(17 Analyses)


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.

Kevin Cline

Herbert had another terrific season.

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.

Kevin Cline

Travis Dye off to the races.

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.

Eugene Johnson

CJ Verdell on the rumble against the Devils.

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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