How to Run Zone Option Check

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If the Triple Option Offense runs Triple and does not get four yards on the give to the B-Back, run Zone Option.

However, an ongoing issue is running Zone Option versus a 3-technique. All the college programs that run Zone Option have had issues with running Zone Option to a 3-technique.  Therefore, if the defense aligns with an A and a B-gap defender, Check from Zone Option to Toss.

If the defense aligns with a 3-technique and a Backside action key, check from Zone Option to Midline Lead.

In conclusion:

Step 1- If you don’t get four yards on Triple, call Zone Option.

Step 2- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and an A-gap defender (o/playside 1)–if so, check from Zone Option to Toss.

Step 3- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and a Backside Action Key–if so, check from Zone Option to Midline…

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