How College Football Programs are Currently Defending Navy and Georgia Tech’s Triple Option Offense

Over the last five years, there has been a consistent pattern of how college football programs are defending Navy and Georgia Tech’s Triple Option Offense.

This is how…


  • Defenses are aligning in a 4-3 (in Triple Option circles, this is often referred to as a 6-1).
  • Defenses are declaring strength to the field.  They are aligning the 3-technique to the field, because the Triple Option defaults to Lead. (Sometimes Navy and Georgia Tech “play it” and run Triple to the 3-technique.)
  • The Defensive Ends align in Tight-5 techniques and are assigned to play either the dive or the Quarterback depending on the call.
  • The Nose aligns in a tight-1 technique and his responsibility is to aggressive squeeze the Center.
  • The Mike linebacker aligns head up on the Center with his toes at a depth of six-yards.  He aligns this deep so that the Playside Tackle misses him when the Playside Tackle veers into him.
  • The Will and Mike linebackers stack on the Defensive Ends to make the Quarterback read the stack.  Often the Will blitzes B-gap and the Defensive End takes the Quarterback.  This is called an Easy Stunt.
  • The Secondary plays four across.  The Safety will run the alley to blow up the pitch and the Corner covers the 1/3 of the field.  Then, the corner and safety will switch responsibilities.  This is so that the Receiver and the Playside A-back have to read-on-the-run who is the Near Deep Defender and who is #3.

All-in-all, Navy has gone to 9 out of the last 10 bowl games, and Georgia Tech is now headed to their 6th bowl game in 6 seasons with Triple Option-master, Paul Johnson at the helm.

This is the best college defensive coordinators can come up with to slow down the Triple Option.



The Big Idea in 171 Words

Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game.

You need to understand why this disconnect occurs to overcome it and win.


“I know many coaches would rather install an offense the traditional way by researching it, visiting colleges that run the offense, and then picking coaches for information.

I have used that same strategy, and I know that it takes about three years to really gain an understanding of the offense and get players to execute it at a high level.

Consequently, in the research method, you do not have any collaboration with experts that are readily available when questions arise or resources that have consistency.

We wanted to give our players an offense that they could be successful with immediately.

We also concluded that by the time we visited colleges, bought DVDs, playbooks, and sent players to college camps to gain skills, we would have invested many times the cost of the camp.”


–Dr. Jimmy Woods, Head Football Coach, Timmonsville High School.

Went from 1-9 (2010) to the state semifinals (2011) in one year after their three-day camp with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella.


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