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How a 3-4 Defense will defend Oregon’s Spread Offense

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The subject is South Dakota, but really it is for the season in how other 3-4 defenses out there will defend Oregon’s Spread offense. For the fans—this one you will learn a lot from, while for coaches? I would be curious as to what else to address. Read over there and comment here as usual.

Lessons for Oregon: How Michigan State slowed down Stanford

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Coach Peterson gives us another dandy to learn from in preparation for the season. This one will get you thinking about our issues further as he explains why MSU did so well against the Cardinal—and it is not what I’ve seen discussed elsewhere! Thoughts?

Nasty Michigan State Pass Rush Strategies vs. Oregon

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Coach Peterson did an outstanding job explaining some of the amazing things Michigan State does with their pass rush. While it is an article that informs Oregon fans, it also adds to all our football knowledge with studying the unique things that the Spartans do. As always—read over there and comment here. For many of you coaches that read this-do you implement parts of what you see here?

Post Up: Oregon’s Winning Red Zone Pass Play

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Coach Brian Flinn broke down this play like few have on any site, and it is just great fun as a fellow Oregon fan to learn the play and the components that make it successful. It IS a common Red Zone play and it will be interesting to watch for it this fall! (Read over there and comment here as usual)

Teaching Running Backs how to run the Inside Zone

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This is something I’ve wondered for a long time…and that is the READS the RB makes when approaching the LOS on an Inside Zone play. Now we learn the decisions to be made, and the specifics of learning and teaching, thus this is a superb piece for the fan and coach alike to study and learn from. I hope you get as much as I did and do read over there and discuss here. Cheers to all!

Spill it and Kill it! How the Oregon Defense shut down the Run

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We have fortunate to have a second article about the fundamentals of defense by Coach Joe Daniel that contains information that few fans know. I hope you have been learning as I because this will help us all enjoy the games this fall!

DeForest Buckner: A new All-American Emerging?

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A player who gradually stood out often as last season progressed was DeForest Buckner and it was fun to look at some of his plays in the Alamo Bowl. As always-read over there and comment here, and I would be curious if the coaches in the crowd have anything to add to it.

Stuffing the Outside Run Game with Oregon’s 3-4 Defense

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My friends—this analysis is later going to go into our Tutorials as a must read for understanding the fundamentals of defense. If you can take a few extra minutes over the usual…you will learn a ton from Coach Joe Daniel. It is wonderful in how you learn some essential concepts and terms about outside run defense, and it is demonstrated by our beloved Ducks. Nothing better than that!

How Stanford attacked Oregon’s Pass Protection

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For Oregon fans—it helps us to learn this as we will see these strategies used against us by most teams we play. Of course like so many principles in football—it is not just the strategy, but the skill of the players utilizing them. The Cardinal had some great ones, but the Ducks can get better at protecting the best QB in the nation. As always, read over there and discuss here.

Exploring TE Principals that Boost the Ducks Running Game

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One thing about these guest coach analyses is how they touch on points that really further our education of the Oregon Spread Offense. This time we look at the impact of adding the TE in the box and how the defense reacts. It really makes you think about the numbers game going on between the coaches.

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