Triple Option Football Playbook: Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense

This question was recently posed to the Triple Option Football Academy…

How would you run Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense?

The client saw this defense in a game situation.

Well… since the Triple Option is a systematic offense, the answers are systematic answers….


Triple Rules

PR- Near Deep Defender

PA- #3 (Load because #3 is in the middle of the field)

PT- Veer (He veers in because he’s getting an ACE call… if he doesn’t veer across the 4-technique, the Quarterback would obviously pull the ball)

PG- Base to Ace (He and Center ACE the 2-technique)

C- Veer to Ace (He and the Playside Guard ACE the 2-technique)

BG, BT- Scoop

BA- Pitch

BR- Cutoff

Q- Veer #1, Pitch #2 (Anticipate the blood stunt with #2 on the line of scrimmage)

B- Veer Path

In case you ever see this “junk” defense, you have your answer.  Keep this article for future reference.



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.


Here’s the solution.  The Triple Option Football Academy System.

For $997, clients receive the following plan to win:

Also, the Triple Option Football Academy clients receive the opportunity to host a three-day camp at their school—for only $1997.

Questions?  Contact the Triple Option Football Academy at (570) 332-0265.