The One Difference for the Quarterback Between Triple and Midline

There’s only one difference between Triple Option and Midline Triple Option for the Quarterback position…

The hop.

The below-listed grid demonstrates the process for the Quarterback on Triple and Midline…

Steps in Process  Quarterback on Triple Option  Quarterback on Midline Triple Option        
1 Take the Snap   Take the Snap        
2 Seat the Ball   Seat the Ball        
3 Hop into PLAYSIDE A-gap   Hop into BACKSIDE A-gap        
4 Point the ball   Point the ball        
5 Give ball to B unless #1 tackles B   Give ball to B unless #1 tackles B        
6 If so, reseat the ball   If so, reseat the ball        
7 Step with playside foot, replace #1, and score    Step with playside foot, replace #1, and score      
8 Unless #2 steps at Q   Unless #2 steps at Q        
9 If so, parallel pitch   If so, parallel pitch
Triple versus 3-4/50 Cover 2. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace (v. 1/2i/2) C- Veer to Ace (v. 1/2i/2) BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path

Triple Option.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- 3
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace (v. 1/2i/2)
C- Veer to Ace (v. 1/2i/2)
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
B- Veer Path

Running Midline Triple to the Shade. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 to 4 PT- Veer to 3 (Tiger call) PG- Veer to Scoop C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Midline Triple.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3 to 4
PT- Veer to 3 (Tiger call)
PG- Veer to Scoop
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

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