Triple Option Football Coaching: Backside Guard on Counter Option

On Counter Option, the Backside Guard’s block serves as the catalyst of the entire concept.

Counter Option Offensive Line Run Blocking Versus the Odd Stack

His assignment is to scoop #1.

This is the key block at the point of attack.

Backside Guard on Counter Option

The Backside Guard Opens at 90 degrees; runs past the Center, Guard, and Tackle; steps upfield with his outside foot; then, steps upfield with his inside foot; punches #1’s outside breastplate with his inside hand; and pounds his arches through the echo of the whistle.

If this is done in Texas or Massachusetts, the Backside Guard would run past #1 and vertically crash.  Those two states play by NCAA rules.

This block is the key block when running the Counter 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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