The Truth About Midline and Outside Veer

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.
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