When teams run eight-man fronts like the Odd Stack (3-3-5/3-5-3/5-3), they put their free safety in a vulnerable situation.
Utilizing the OVER formation forces the safety to declare where he is going.
In order to effective defend the OVER formation, the defense must bring somebody over from the backside to the over side.
If they don’t do that, the offense has a numbers advantage over the defense.
Here is the Triple Option taking advantage–of the numbers advantage.
Here, the Playside Receivers block the Near Deep Defender. For the Outside Receiver, it’s the corner if the corner bails.
In this diagram, the free safety moves slides to the OVER side (common high school defensive adjustment… not so much in college… more on that shortly). This makes him the Middle Receiver’s Near Deep Defender.
If this is how the defense wants to align to your OVER side, make them play by going OVER BROWN and scoring a touchdown… here’s how.
Keep this article as a reference for 2014… this can certainly become a nightmare for defenses who fail to bring the backside over to the playside on OVER.
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…”
– Dr. Jimmy Woods, Head Football Coach, Timmonsville High School.
Went from 1-9 (2010) to the state semifinals (2011) in one year after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella.
Here’s the solution. The Triple Option Football Academy.
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We focus on SIGNIFICANTLY improving the success of high school football programs in ONE season with all of the following which can be done from the clients’ home or office:
Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football Camp System has helped schools from all over the country achieve significant and immediate success.
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The following are testimonials from clients who went to the state championship game immediately after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella:
Before the 2010 season, Falls City HS (TX) had never won a regional championship in school history.
In 2010, after working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella, Falls City HS (TX) won the Regional and State Championship for the first time in school history in Texas while scoring 680 points in 15 games.
“The biggest thing for us is that it gave our kids the opportunity to work together in our offensive system before the season started–the techniques and fundamentals they learned was so big, so was the team bonding, and so was having an outside source (Lou Cella) teaching them–this was invaluable.”
– Mark Kirchhoff, Head Football Coach
After working with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella, Bayfield HS (CO) had an undefeated regular season for the first time since 1996 and advanced to the state championship game in Colorado.
“We were looking to take that next step, and felt that a camp might be just what the doctor ordered. We were not disappointed. We were already committed to the triple option, but the camp brought a much higher level of focus and understanding to our team, both players and coaches. Now when we tell our kids to ‘trust the system’ they know what we’re talking about.”
– Marshall Hahn, Head Football Coach
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