Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oregon Zone Read Of The 3 Technique

This is a great article on the analysis of the Oregon Ducks zone read with a unique twist of reading the 3 technique defensive tackle.

As the article explains, "Reading the 3 technique DT player is not unknown in football by any means. In fact it is quite common with option teams that run midline option especially from under center. The play can be devastating when executed with the right players. To the best of my knowledge however it is relatively uncommon in Division I college football to read the 3 technique DT out of shotgun with more of a zone blocking scheme like Oregon employs."

To read the full article with some great frozen video clips, Click Here. (Courtesy of Trojan Football Analysis)

Here's a video piece of all of Jeremiah Masoli's runs versus USC

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--Mark (video sharing platform)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just When You Think You Got It Figured Out - Oregon Rips USC 47-20

One of my favorite movie quotes is from the movie 'Shooter' starring Mark Wahlberg, it goes something like this: "Just When You Think You Got It Figured Out... You Don't! ... Isn't that right Gunny!!"

All last week, many college football writers felt the urge to open up the 'spread option offense is figured out or even dead' dialogue again, dusting it off and deciding that 'this time' finally in 2009 it has been figured out.

And I guess I really couldn't blame them.... since around the country it seemed the likes of Florida, Auburn, and even Texas had shown serious kinks in their spread offense armours.

But then came yesterday, Auburn scored 33 (vs Ole Miss), Florida scored 41 (vs Georgia), Texas scored 41 (vs Okla State), and oh ya... Oregon scored 47 (vs USC).

Click here for highlights of the game, courtesy of

Post game interview with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly below:

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