These two concepts are popular topics; however, here are the real-time facts about these two concepts:
- The Midline Option has been a popular topic over the last 25 years; however, Midline as a Double Option was only run a combined 84 times in 2018 by Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech (3% of the offense and run 2.1 times/game).
- Midline Triple Option was run slightly more as this concept was executed 95 times in 2018 by Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech. This was 4% of their offense and was run 2.4 times/game.
- In 2007, Navy (then coached by Paul Johnson) averaged Midline Double and Triple 11% of the time. In 2018, Midline Double and Triple Option is 7% of the combined Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech Offense. This is a significant decline over the last 11 years.
- Outside Veer, another popular topic, was run less than a combined 10 times in 2018 by Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech. This concept was run less than 1% of the time.