Triple Option Football Playbook: Running the Reverse off Triple

When the Backside Inside Linebacker makes the tackle on Triple/Midline Option, the Counter Option constrains him.


However, if any other backside defender is able to trail the ball on Triple/Midline Option, the Reverse is a way to constrain this defender.

The first thing of which to notice is  the following: If the backside defender can trail the Triple/Midline, the offense’s splits are likely too tight.

So before the Reverse is called, the offense must widen their splits.

This is usually the tell-all solution when backside defenders are making the tackle on Triple/Midline Option.

If they are STILL trailing the ball and making the tackle on Triple/Midline Option–then it’s time to run the Reverse…

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Reverse Rules

PR- Cutoff for seven steps, block Near Deep Defender

PA- Pitch

PT- Scoop for three steps, dropstep, run, and block 1st threat inside of the Near Deep Defender

PG- Scoop for three steps, dropstep, run, and block 1st threat inside of the Playside Tackle

C- Veer for one step, dropstep, run, and block 1st threat inside of the Playside Guard

BG- Base to Ace

BT- Veer

BA- #3

BR- Reverse Path

Q- Fake Dive, run down the line, pitch ball to BR

B- Veer Path

The Reverse constrains the Backside when they are chasing down and tackling the Triple/Midline ball carriers.



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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