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Follow Gets the Extra Blocker versus the Squeeze-Scrape

https://tripleoptionfootball.com/2015/02/28/running-follow-to-beat-the-okie-dog-pinch/

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Why the Follow Has Been Navy and Georgia Tech’s Go-To Goal-Line Concept Over the Last Two Decades

https://tripleoptionfootball.com/2015/02/26/running-heavy-follow-versus-the-open-b-gap/

Running Heavy Follow versus the B-Gap Void

Read Running Heavy Follow versus the B-Gap Void right here.

Drilling the Follow Play with the Quarterback/B-Back

Read Drilling the Follow Play with the Quarterback/B-Back right here.

Run This When the Defense Forces the Pull/Pitch on Triple

Read Run This When the Defenses Forces the Pull/Pitch on Triple right here.

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown versus Wake Forest

Georgia Tech- 38 v. Wake Forest- 24

Georgia Tech Offense Total Plays Run- 79

68% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 20; Zone Dive- 14; Dropback Pass- 8; Follow- 7; Rocket- 5

The other 32% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following:

Triple Boot Pass 3
Lead Option 2
Rocket Boot Pass 1
Trap Option 1
Rocket Boot 1
Triple Pass 1
Counter Option 1
Sprint Pass 4
Trap 3
B-Screen 2
Counter Keep 3
Outside Veer Give 1
Sneak 1
Triple Reverse 1

Notes: Zone Dive and Follow are Georgia Tech’s answers when they are forced to pull the ball on Triple Option.  Rocket is Georgia Tech’s primary answer when they are forced to give the ball on Triple Option… Trap is a secondary answer when they are forced to give the ball on Triple.

Here’s Exactly What Georgia Tech, Army, and Navy are Running in 2017

Well, to no surprise the Triple Option is Georgia Tech, Army, and Navy’s #1 concept.  This is due to fact that the Triple Option is an offense and not just a play.

Triple Option is the only concept that these three football programs all utilize at least four times/game.


Army and Navy are utilizing the Zone Option when they are forced to give the ball on Triple Option.  The Zone Option is Army and Navy’s #2 most utilized concept right now.

Army and Georgia Tech are utilizing the Follow when they are forced to pull the ball on Triple Option.  Follow is Georgia Tech’s #3 most utilized concept and Army’s #4 most utilized concept.


So if you are looking for answers into playcalling the Triple Option Offense, look no further.

Step 1- Run Triple Option.  If you get four yards on Triple Option, align and run Triple Option again.  If not…

Step 2- If the defense forces a give read and a gain of less than four, run Zone Option.  If the defense forces a pull read and a gain of less than four, run Follow.

Have a great weekend!

Navy’s Top Four Concepts Through October 14, 2017

In 2017, Navy has run the Triple Option and the Zone Option significantly more than any other concept.

1- TRIPLE OPTION has been run 47 times.

2- ZONE OPTION has been run 41 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense is forcing a give read on Triple.

3- MIDLINE TRIPLE OPTION has been run 28 times.

4- FOLLOW has been run 26 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense is forcing a pull read on Triple and in Short Yardage/Goal-line situations.

Georgia Tech’s Top Five Concepts Through October 14, 2017

In 2017, Triple Option has been run more than any other concept by a 2-to-1 ratio.  The other four top concepts have been utilized 25-36 times.

  1. TRIPLE OPTION has been run 72 times.
  2. ZONE DIVE has been run 36 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a pull read on Triple.
  3. FOLLOW has been run 30 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a pull read on Triple and in Short Yardage/Goal-line situations.
  4. ROCKET has been run 28 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple and in Short Yardage/Goal-line situations.
  5. TRAP has been run 25 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple and as a Counter.

2017 Navy Triple Option Breakdown versus Memphis

Navy- 27 v. Memphis- 30 F

Navy Total Offensive Plays- 63

70% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 19; Follow- 10; Zone Option- 6; Triple Pass- 5; Midline Lead- 4

The other 30% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Rocket- 3; Counter Option- 2; Down- 2; Cowboy- 2; Zone Dive- 1; Zone Belly Pass- 1; Midline Triple- 1; Sneak- 1; Quarterback Power- 1; Power- 1; Trap- 1; B-Toss Pass- 1; B-Toss- 1; Sprint Pass- 1

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown versus Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech- 35 v. Pittsburgh- 17 F

Georgia Tech’s Total Offensive Plays- 76

55% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 18; Zone Dive- 16; Follow- 8

The other 45% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following: Trap- 5; Sprint Pass- 5; Rocket- 4; Triple Pass- 3; Counter Keep- 3; Counter Option- 2; Trap Option- 2; Dropback Pass- 2; Triple Boot Pass- 2; Midline Lead- 2; Midline Twirl- 1; B-Screen- 1; Quarterback Draw- 1; Hitch- 1

2017 Navy Triple Option Breakdown vs. Cincinnati

Navy- 42 v. Cincinnati- 32 F

Navy had 569 rushing yards in this game, which is the second most in school history.

Navy Total Offensive Plays- 72

71% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 21; Zone Dive- 14; Midline Triple- 8; Follow- 8

The other 29% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Zone Option Block- 4; Down- 2; Rocket- 2; B-Toss- 2; Zone Option- 2; Triple Pass- 2; Counter Option- 2; Mid Triple Pass- 1; Mid Lead- 1; B-Toss Pass- 1; Sneak- 1; Trap- 1

Utilizing Follow as a Constraint When #1 Cancels the B-Back on Triple

Georgia Tech and Army have been utilizing Follow as a pull read constraint in 2017.

When the defense forces a pull read on Triple Option, Tech and Army are basing #1 with the Tackle and the Quarterback follows the B-Back up the hole.

This way, when the Mike Linebacker runs over the top to take the Quarterback or pitch, the Quarterback is running up inside and the Mike runs himself out of the play.

Here is Follow versus the 4-2 defense.

Follow is blocked the same as Triple except the Playside Tackle bases and the Quarterback follows the B-Back.

This is more effective than Zone Dive, Zone Belly, or Outside Veer Give as the B-Back creates an extra blocker at the point of attack.

Utilize Follow when the defense forces a pull read on Triple.

 

Army West Point’s Top Five Concepts Through Week 2 of 2017

Army West Point has run 119 plays through their first two games of 2017.  Here’s the top five concepts from those two games:

Zone Belly was run 21 times.  They have run this concept with some formation-based variations.

Triple Option was run 17 times.

Midline Lead was run 12 times.  

Rocket and Zone Option were run 9 times each.


Compare and Contrast

Georgia Tech’s top five concepts through the first two weeks are the following: 1- Triple Option; 2- Rocket; 3- Follow; 4- Belly Option; 5- Trap.

Navy’s top five concepts through the first two weeks are the following: 1- Midline Triple Option; 2- Zone Option; 3- Triple Pass; 4- Triple Option; 5- Follow.

 

Georgia Tech’s Top Five Concepts Through Week 2 of 2017

Georgia Tech has run 150 offensive plays in their first two games.

Triple Option has been run 21 times.  This is currently 14% of the Georgia Tech offense.

Rocket has been run 14 times.  Tech ran Rocket seven times versus Tennessee and seven times versus Jacksonville State.

Follow has been run 17 times.  Tech ran Follow 12 times versus Tennessee and five times versus Jacksonville State.

Belly Option has been run 12 times, and was only run versus Tennessee.

Trap has been run 11 times.  Tech ran Trap six times versus Tennessee and five times versus Jacksonville State.  This concept has been increasingly utilized by all three FBS Triple Option schools through the first two weeks of 2017.

 

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown vs. Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech- 37 v. Jacksonville State- 10 F

Georgia Tech Offense Total Plays- 55

67% (2/3) of the Georgia Tech Offense is the following: Triple Option– 15; Rocket– 7; Follow– 5; Trap– 5; Sprint Pass– 5


Other Plays Run are the following: Dropback Pass- 4; Counter Speed- 3; Outside Veer Give- 2; Triple Pass- 2; Sprint Draw (Eagle)- 1; Counter Option- 1; Sneak- 1; Triple Boot Pass- 1; Rocket Pass- 1; Rocket Boot Pass- 1; Zone Dive- 1

Game highlights can be found right here.

Here’s What the Navy Offense Has Done over the Last Two Games

The Navy Offense has run 123 plays run in last two games.

These five concepts are 54% of Navy’s 2017 Offense: Midline Triple– 20 (16% of offense); Zone Option– 19 (15% of offense); Triple Pass– 11 (9% of offense); Triple Option– 9 (7% of offense); Follow– 8 (7% of offense)

Triple Option(s) make up 23% of Navy’s Offense.  This has been consistent over the last 10 years.  The current difference is that Midline Triple (Zoom) has been utilized more.  At the 2017 AFCA Convention, Navy Run Game Coordinator, Ashley Ingram, stated that Midline Triple is utilized more against defenses who align with 0 techniques.  In the first two games, Navy has faced mostly 0-technique defensive alignments.


Here is the other 46%: 

Midline White- 6

Zone Dive- 6

Trap- 5

Down Pass- 4

Midline Lead- 4

Rocket- 4

Zone Option Block- 3

B-Toss- 3

Rocket Option- 3

Speed/Counterspeed- 3

Rocket Boot Pass- 3

Sprint Pass- 2

B-Toss Pass- 2

Down- 2

Hitch- 2

Sneak- 1

QB Draw- 1

B-Toss Reverse- 1

B-Screen- 1

2017 Navy Triple Option Breakdown vs. Tulane–Full Game

Navy 23 v. Tulane 21

Total Plays Run- 62

Zone Option- 9 (15% of offense)

Triple Pass- 8 (13% of offense)

Triple Option- 7 (11% of offense)

Midline Triple- 5 (8% of offense)

Midline White- 4 (6% of offense)

Trap- 4 (6% of offense)

Follow- 4 (6% of offense)

Zone Dive- 4 (6% of offense)

 

 

Other Plays Run

Zone Option Block- 3

Sprint Pass- 2

B-Toss Pass- 2

B-Toss- 1

B-Toss Reverse- 1

B-Screen- 1

Counter Speed- 1

Midline Lead- 1

Rocket Boot Pass- 1

Rocket- 1

Hitch- 1

Down (Belly-G) Pass- 1

Rocket Option- 1

 

Quick Facts

 

53% of Navy’s Offense was Zone Option, Triple Pass, Triple Option, Midline Triple (Zoom), and Midline White.

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown vs. Tennessee–First Half

Georgia Tech was leading 14-7 at Half.

Plays Run- 43

Follow- 6 (14% of offense)

Trap- 5 (11% of offense)

Rocket- 4 (9% of offense)

Zone Dive- 4 (9% of offense)

Other Plays Run

Triple- 3; Down (Belly-G)- 3; Midline Lead- 3; Dropback Pass- 3; Counter Option- 2; Sneak- 2; Rocket Pass- 2; QB Draw (Eagle)- 1; Sprint Draw (Eagle)- 1; Sprint Pass- 1; Trap Option- 1; Speed- 1;  Counter Keep- 1

Fast Fact: 65% of Georgia Tech’s Offense is Follow, Trap, Rocket, Zone Dive, Triple, Down, and Midline Lead.

Full game breakdown is upcoming…

The Five Situations You Must Practice When Running the Triple Option Offense: Podcast

You’re going to want to take notes as Dr. Cella goes through the five situations you must practice when running the Triple Option Offense.  Dr. Cella transparently states the concepts for each of the five situations in this podcast.

The podcast can be heard right here.

 

Navy and Georgia Tech’s Three-Step Goal-Line Process

This is what Navy and Georgia Tech have done on the Goal-Line over the last decade.


Step 1- They align in the Heavy Formation.

The Heavy formation is utilized on the goal-line to create the extra gap. Additionally, Heavy is utilized to create the extra gap versus 0-technique/1 high safety defenses.

Step 2- They run the Follow.

Heavy Follow versus 6-2. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Base PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch Q- Follow Steps B- Veer Path

Step 3- If the A and B-gaps are plugged, the Quarterback audibles to the Toss.

rocket-versus-5-3-eagle