The Five Most Significant Differences between the High School and College Triple Option–Explained: Triple Option Football Academy Podcast
In this eight-minute episode, Lou Cella, Triple Option Football Academy Owner, goes in depth and explains the differences between the high school and the college triple option by focusing on the following:
- Cut block rule (college can and high school cannot).
- Three-way players (so many small schools must play their best players on offense, defense, and special teams–120 plays/game).
- Coaching-staff dynamics (lots of schools cannot get good enough assistant coaches to teach this highly-technical offense).
- Number of junk defenses (high school defensive coordinators throw 8 and 9 man fronts at the Triple Option offense, which is minimal at the college level).
- 20 Percent shorter game (the high school game is 48 minutes as compared to the 60-minute college game, which means that the high school triple option offense does not require as many concepts).