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Paul Johnson’s Seven Steps to Installing the Triple Option

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson told a group of coaches the order of installation for the Triple Option.

You can read this installation order right here.

 

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Georgia Tech’s Triple Option Offense Installation Order

There is a sequence in which Georgia Tech installs their Triple Option Offense to their players.

Paul Johnson foreshadowed this to a group of coaches in Colorado.

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Paul Johnson’s Flexbone Triple Option Offense Installation Process

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach, Paul Johnson sequenced the teaching of the Flexbone Triple Option within a specific progression.

He explains this process with a group of coaches in Colorado.

Learn how he installs the rules and goes through what all 11 positions do versus different defenses.

You can learn Coach Johnson’s seven-step process right here.

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Paul Johnson’s Triple Option Offense Installation Order as Told to Colorado Coaches

Paul Johnson has discussed how to install the Triple Option.
In this column, the information provides gives a summary of the rules, installing the Triple Option versus a 4-3 Defense to the shade side, installing the Triple Option versus a 4-3 Defense to the 3-technique side, installing the Triple Option versus a 4-3 Defense versus two, 2is, installing the Triple Option versus a 50 Defense, installing the Triple Option versus a Triple Stack Defense, and installing the Triple Option versus a 4-2 Defense (4-4).
This is the same order Paul Johnson taught the Triple Option to a group of coaches in Colorado.  You can be assured that this is the proper installation progression.

Part One: Install the Rules
Playside Receiver- Stalk Deep Defender (Block for Pitch)
Playside A- Dropstep-Crossover-Block Run Support
Playside Tackle- Easiest Release for Mike 
Playside Guard- Base to Ace
Center- Playside A-gap
Backside Guard- Backside A-gap (Scoop)
Backside Tackle- Backside B-gap  (Scoop)
Backside A- Pitch
Backside Receiver- Cutoff
B- Mesh Track.  1. 1st step at Playside Guard; 2. run through ball; 3. Read block of 1st Defensive Lineman inside the read.
Quarterback- 1. Open and get two steps in the ground; 2. make read; 3. step around; 4. get downhill.

Part Two.  When instructing coaches on the Triple Option Offense, after Paul installs the rules, the next step is to teach the Triple Option versus a 4-3 Defense to the Shade side:
Triple v. 4-3 to shade PR- Deep Defender PA- Run Support (#3) PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path *If the Center can base-reach the shade, the Playside Guard has the Mike and the Playside Tackle veers outside and has Mike to Free Safety Triple v. 4-3 to shade
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Run Support (#3)
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Veer to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
B- Veer Path
*If the Center can base-reach the shade, the Playside Guard has the Mike and the Playside Tackle veers outside and has Mike to Free Safety

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson’s Teaching Progression on the Triple Option: Part Three 
When instructing coaches on the Triple Option Offense, after Paul installs the Triple versus a 4-3 to the shade side, the next step is to install the Triple Option versus a 4-3 to the 3-technique side:
Triple versus 4-3 to 3 technique side PR- Deep Defender PA- Run Support (#3) PT/PG- Deuce C- Veer (Playside A-gap) BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path
If the Guard can base the 3, Coach Johnson wants the Tackle to go right to the Mike.  When this occurs, the B-Back stays inside the 3-technique.
TRIPLE VERSUS 4-3 TO 3 TECHNIQUE SIDE Guard base blocks Tackles veers into Mike
TRIPLE VERSUS 4-3 TO 3 TECHNIQUE SIDE.  Guard base blocks.  Tackles veers into Mike

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson’s Teaching Progression on the Triple Option: Part Four
When instructing coaches on the Triple Option Offense, after Paul installs the Triple versus a 4-3 to the 3-technique side, the next step is to install the Triple Option versus a 4-3 with two 2is:Triple versus 4-3 with two 2is. PR- Deep Defender PA- Run Support (#3) PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Scoop to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path *The Center and Guard can double the 2i if needed.Triple versus 4-3 with two 2is.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Run Support (#3)
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Scoop to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
B- Veer Path
*The Center and Guard can double the 2i if needed.

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson’s Teaching Progression on the Triple Option: Part Five
When instructing coaches on the Triple Option Offense, after Paul installs the Triple versus a 4-3 versus two, 2is–the next step is to install the Triple Option versus a 50: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 PathTriple 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

Part Six. When instructing coaches on the Triple Option Offense, after Paul installs the Triple versus a 50–the next step is to install the Triple Option versus a Triple Stack (3-3-5):Triple Option versus Odd Stack. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer PathTriple Option versus Odd Stack.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- 3
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Veer to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
B- Veer Path

Part Seven. When instructing coaches on the Triple Option Offense, after Paul installs the Triple versus a Triple Stack–the next step is to install the Triple Option versus a 4-4 Defense.Triple Rules. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer PathTriple Rules.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- 3
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Veer to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
B- Veer Path

Coach Johnson’s process is a great way to educate your players on how they can best technique their assignment with the Triple Option Offense.  Utilize this process to install and execute the Triple Option Offense in 2016 with your program.  

Need vs. Want–Installation Decisions for the Triple Option Offensive Coordinator

In this podcast, Dr. Cella discusses what the Triple Option coach needs to be successful when choosing the concepts he installs.  Many coaches want to install multiple concepts with the intention in mind that if one concept doesn’t work they simply move onward to the next concept.  Dr. Cella demonstrates through quantitative research the vitality of each concept the Triple Option Offensive Coordinator chooses and which concepts are non-negotiable to successfully execute the offense just like Navy and Georgia Tech.

Listen here–Need vs. Want–Installation Decisions for the Triple Option Offensive Coordinator

 

 

Triple v. 3-4 PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Scoop to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path

Zone Option vs. 4-4

B-Back Toss v. 4-4

B-Back Toss v. 4-4

Triple Pass versus 4-3 Cloud. Playside Receiver- Vert-Skinny (playside safety) Playside A- Vert-Wheel (playside safety) OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- 17-yard drag Q- Triple Pass Steps B- Veer Path-Block 1st threat off PT

 

Open–Run–Crash–This is First-Level Scoop Blocking…

The key emphasis points on a first-level scoop block are the following:

1- OPEN at 90 degrees.

2- RUN  past the threat in your gap.

3- Dip your inside hand and vertically CRASH.

Then, go back to the huddle.

The below listed diagrams demonstrate ways to drill and further understand Scoop blocking:

The three levels of Triple Option Offensive Line Scoop Blocking (Triple Option Football Academy)

The three levels of Triple Option Offensive Line Scoop Blocking (Triple Option Football Academy)

Offensive Line--Scoop the Cones.

Offensive Line–Scoop the Cones.

THE KEY BLOCK ON THE TRIPLE OPTION AND THE TWO SITUATIONS WITHIN –VEER, SCOOP, AND BEND TECHNIQUE

THE KEY BLOCK ON THE TRIPLE OPTION AND THE TWO SITUATIONS WITHIN –VEER, SCOOP, AND BEND TECHNIQUE

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The Midline in the 1990s as Compared to Today’s Midline

In the 1990s, Army ran the Midline like this:

1990s Midline. PR- Stalk PA- Fold (ILB-OLB-Safety) PT- Fan PG- Veer (PILB-BILB-FS) C/BG- Ace Combo BT- Anchor Down BA- Pitch (Influence overhang) BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1 B- Mid Path

1990s Midline.
PR- Stalk
PA- Fold (ILB-OLB-Safety)
PT- Fan
PG- Veer (PILB-BILB-FS)
C/BG- Ace Combo
BT- Anchor Down
BA- Pitch (Influence overhang)
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1
B- Mid Path  

And here’s the Midline today against the same front:

Zoom versus 4-4 Stack. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Veer PG- Veer-Scoop (v. 0,1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 4-4.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Veer
PG- Veer-Scoop (v. 0,1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

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3 Ways You Train to Win with the Triple Option Offense

Here are three pieces of training advice.

1. Run the Triple Option, and do it really well.

Star athletes don’t play every position, and Olympians don’t participate in every event. They specialize. It’s tempting to fall for the myth of the Renaissance Man, but the truth is that he doesn’t exist. Run the Triple Option, do it exceptionally well, and delegate everything else. Mediocrity is the enemy of the football coach. If you do too many things at once, you’ll be mediocre at all of them.

2. Train for implicit performance.

The mind-body practice of agile learning with the Triple Option is vital.  Practice running Triple Option versus the Odd Stack, the 50, the Split, and the 4-3 defense.  Work on getting 2 1/2 reps per group every minute.   This is practicing at game speed.

3. Inject passion into your Triple Option Offense.

You can only make it to the World Series unless you love baseball, and your offense can only become a force in the industry unless you love it. Any football program will benefit from a leader who trains to win with focus, passion, and specific mind-body practices.


Why Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech Run the Triple Option

The Triple Option is Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech’s best chance for success because the Triple Option is the following:

1) A unique offense.

2) The Triple Option makes sure that defensive linemen stay off the ball carrier because the Quarterback reads Defensive Linemen instead of having the Offensive Line block these Defensive Linemen.

3) The opponent only gets three quality days to prepare for the Triple Option.

4) The Triple Option forces the opponent’s defense to play people in the running game instead of gaps, which eliminates overaggressiveness by the defense.

This offense develops an unselfish, team-first attitude as the ball can go to one of three people every play.  The defense must beat a block to get to the ball carrier as the other two unblocked defenders are cancelled by the Quarterback.

Drilling the Triple Option with the Skill Positions. Near Deep Defender=Receivers Coach #3=A-Backs Coach #2=Rotating Quarterbacks #1=Quarterbacks Coach #0=B-Backs Coach

Drilling the Triple Option with the Skill Positions.
Near Deep Defender=Receivers Coach
#3=A-Backs Coach
#2=Rotating Quarterbacks
#1=Quarterbacks Coach
#0=B-Backs Coach

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The Quarterback’s Assignment on Zoom (Midline Triple Option)

On Zoom (Midline Triple Option), the Quarterback does the following:

1- Takes the snap.

2- Seats the ball.

3- Hops into the Backside A-gap.

4- Points the ball.

5- Gives the ball to the B UNLESS #1 can tackle the B… if so…

6- Reseed the ball, steps with playside foot, replaces #1, and scores UNLESS #2 steps at him… if so…

7- Parallel Pitch.

The following are examples of Zoom:

Zoom versus 7-Diamond. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Veer PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 7-Diamond.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Veer
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 6-2. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Veer PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 6-2.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Veer
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 5-3 Wide. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Veer PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 5-3 Wide.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Veer
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

Zoom versus the 3-2 Exchange. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 (5-technique) PT- Veer (either veers into #2 or into Mike) PG- Veer to Scoop (with 0-technique slanting the PG scoops the Mike) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus the 3-2 Exchange.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3 (5-technique)
PT- Veer (either veers into #2 or into Mike)
PG- Veer to Scoop (with 0-technique slanting the PG scoops the Mike)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 50 (Blood Stunt). PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Veer PG- Veer-Scoop (vs. 0, 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 50 (Blood Stunt).
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Veer
PG- Veer-Scoop (vs. 0, 1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

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Zoom with “Tiger” Adjustment versus 50 Eagle

When the Playside Guard is covered and there is a Playside Safety, the Triple Option moves in one hole and becomes Midline Option.

By adding the “Tiger” call, now the Playside Tackle has #3 and the Playside A has #4.

If #1 and #2 are stacked the Playside Tackle drops-crosses-runs and whoever is farther outside on the Playside Tackle’s third step, the Playside Tackle takes his inside hand, punches through #3’s outside breastplate and the Playside Tackle pounds his arches through the echo of the whistle.

Here’s how this works:

Zoom with "Tiger" adjustment versus 50 Eagle. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl, #4 PT- 3 PG- Veer to Scoop (vs. 0/1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom with “Tiger” adjustment versus 50 Eagle.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl, #4
PT- 3
PG- Veer to Scoop (vs. 0/1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

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Zoom with “Tiger” Adjustment versus 4-3

The Midline Option is ever evolving.

This is one of the ways that the Midline Option can continually be run as a Triple Option.

By adding the Tiger call, the Playside Tackle is now responsible for dropping, crossing, and blocking through the Playside breastplate of #3 in the Triple count.

The Playside A twirls and blocks #4 in the Triple count.

This allows Midline to be run as a Triple Option with a covered Playside Guard and a Playside Safety.

Here’s how Zoom with “Tiger” adjustment is run.

Zoom "Tiger" versus 4-3. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl, 4 PT- 3 PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0/1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom “Tiger” versus 4-3.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl, 4
PT- 3
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0/1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

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Midline Lead “Tiger Crack” versus 50 Eagle

When a 3-technique and a Playside Safety appear to the call side, the Triple Option defaults to Midline Lead.

The “Tiger Crack” adjustment puts the Playside Tackle on the Corner, the Playside Receiver on the Playside Safety, and the A-Back fan blocking the 5-technique who likely will initially run with the Playside Tackle.  Once the 5-technique realizes that the ball is going inside, he gets fanned by the Playside A.

Here is how this all works:

Midline Lead "Tiger Crack" adjustment versus 50 Eagle. PR- Crack PA- Fan PT- Arc (Tiger) PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0/1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1 B- Mid Path

Midline Lead “Tiger Crack” adjustment versus 50 Eagle.
PR- Crack
PA- Fan
PT- Arc (Tiger)
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0/1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Lead
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1
B- Mid Path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ask Questions and Get Answers Right Away on the Triple Option Offense

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This is a sample of the questions that are asked by clients to Dr. Cella in the Triple Option Football Academy Forum.

The Triple Option Football Academy forum is now active.

The Triple Option Football Academy forum allows members to ask several questions about the authentic Triple Option offense and get immediate answers from Triple Option Football Academy Camp Directors and college Triple Option coaches.

This is ONLY for all Triple Option Football Academy clients.

Contact the Triple Option Football Academy at (570) 332-0265 for more information.

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Success in the Mid Valley with the Triple Option

In 2011,  Temple City High School (CA) went 1-9.

In 2012, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Temple City went from one (1) win to five (5) wins and obtained a playoff berth.

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“This past July we hosted a camp with Lou Cella as the director. It was, in my opinion, the best endeavor I have ever participated in with regards to improving a football team towards a specific goal. I have not seen such a unilateral result, from coaches to players, with any other method.

The greatness of the camp is in the breadth of activity. Every position is taught and drilled, as well as position coaches. The camp is a systematic installation of the offense. Lou was phenomenal, his energy and passion for what he was teaching was infectious with the players and coaches.

I have never witnessed a group of athletes improve more in 4 hours on the first day of camp, and the improvement continued throughout the duration. Any coach looking to run the flexbone offense would be crazy not to invest in a camp for their players and coaches.”

–Mike McFarland, Head Football Coach

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Midline Lead “Tiger Crack” versus 4-3

When Triple is called and a 3-technique plus a Playside Safety appear to the call side, the Triple Option becomes Midline Lead.

This is done in order to read the 3-technique.

The “Tiger Crack” adjustment allows the Playside Tackle to kickout the Corner while the Playside Receiver cracks the Playside Safety.

This creates a bigger seam  for the Playside A to fan the 5-technique.

Midline Lead “Tiger Crack” works like this:

Midline Lead "Tiger Crack" versus 4-3. PR- Crack PA- Fan PT- Arc (Tiger) PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0/1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1 B- Mid Path

Midline Lead “Tiger Crack” versus 4-3.
PR- Crack
PA- Fan
PT- Arc (Tiger)
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0/1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Lead
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1
B- Mid Path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Triple Pass Out versus 3 Playside First-Level Defenders

When three 1st-level defenders align on the playside, Triple Pass out is a great concept.

This is because nobody is directly covering the A-Back.

Here’s how this is done:

Triple Pass Out versus 3-Man Surface: PR- Hook PA- 6-yard out OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- Deep Drag Q- Fake Triple, 5-Step Drop, Throw Out B- Veer Path-Kick

Triple Pass Out versus 3 Playside First-Level Defenders:
PR- Hook
PA- 6-yard out
OL- Slide Away
BA- Pitch-Kick
BR- Deep Drag
Q- Fake Triple, 5-Step Drop, Throw Out
B- Veer Path-Kick

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Three Off-Season Triple Option Offensive Line Drills

Here are some Triple Option Offensive Line drills that coaches can do with players in the off-season:

Offensive Line--Scoop the Cones.

Offensive Line–Scoop the Cones.

Veering on the Goalpost.

Veering on the Goalpost.

Slide Pass Pro Drill on Triple Option Pass (Triple Option Football Academy)

Slide Pass Pro Drill on Triple Option Pass (Triple Option Football Academy)

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Breaking Records with the Triple Option

 

In 2009 and 2010, Poland Regional HS (ME) won a grand total of two games.  The school hired Head Football Coach, Ted Tibbetts, less than two months before the start of training camp.

In 2011, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Poland Regional HS (ME), earned the best winning percentage in school history, won twice as many games as they had the previous two seasons and broke school records for rushing, passing, and points scored.

New Poland Football coach

“Our Flexbone camp had a tremendous impact on our record setting season.  A developing program less than 9 years old, we have never been able to score enough points to beat the better teams in our league.

Coming into this season we knew that we needed to make some changes if we wanted to emerge as a one of the dominant teams in the league.  The camp changed our program in many ways.  First, players really knew their assignments and how to execute them effectively.  Second, as a coaching staff we significantly increased our understanding of the offense and how to teach it.  Most significantly, however, our kids now love the system.  In the past, because we haven’t been a strong team, getting the players and the community to see the power of option football was a challenge.  However, this year, even experiencing a setback from a penalty or an unexpected defense, our kids just shrugged it off.  ’No big deal,’ they would say.  ’We can break one at any time.’  And often times, we did.

We set program records this year in yards rushing, passing, and in points scored.  Our quarterback alone had over 1000 yards in total offense.  While we finished 4-4, narrowly missing the play-offs, our record doesn’t fully reflect our growth.  The two prior seasons we were a 2-14 combined.  Moreover, this year we steadily improved beating playoff bound teams at the end of our season.  Our kids can’t stop talking about getting back on the field next year.

We are thrilled about our experience!  Lou did a great job preparing players and coaching staff for the season.  I’m most impressed with his personal touch and commitment to our team.  He welcomes any questions at any time and often asks about players that he worked with by name.  We feel that our growth as a program has just begun and that the camp was a vital catalyst in the process.”

– Ted Tibbetts, Head Football Coach

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Zoom (Midline Triple Option) versus 7-Diamond

If the 0 or 2-technique is making the tackle on Triple, move the Triple Option in one hole and run Zoom (Midline Triple Option).

Here’s how:

Zoom versus 7-Diamond. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Veer PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 7-Diamond.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Veer
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

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Midline Lead Offensive Line Blocking

When Triple or Midline is called–and the Playside Guard is covered–and there is a Playside Safety to the call side–the play defaults to Lead (Midline Double Option).

Here is how Midline Lead is blocked.

PT- Tiger (Arc)

PG- Veer to Scoop (vs. 0, 1)

C/BG- Ace

BT- Scoop

Below are examples of Midline Lead in action:

MIDLINE LEAD WHEN 5 TECH STAYS INSIDE. The PA folds inside and fans the 5-technique.  The BA leads through blocking Inside Linebacker to Safety while the Playside Tackle pulls and looks to collision the Safety.

MIDLINE LEAD WHEN 5 TECH STAYS INSIDE.
The PA folds inside and fans the 5-technique. The BA leads through blocking Inside Linebacker to Safety while the Playside Tackle pulls and looks to collision the Safety.

Lead (Midline Double Option). PR- Deep Defender PA- Fold PT- Arc PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1 B- Mid Path

Lead (Midline Double Option).
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Fold
PT- Arc
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Lead
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1
B- Mid Path

Midline Lead versus 4-3 Wide. PR- Deep Defender PA- Fold PT- Arc PG- Veer-Scoop (v. 0,1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1 B- Mid Path

Midline Lead versus 4-3 Wide.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Fold
PT- Arc
PG- Veer-Scoop (v. 0,1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Lead
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1
B- Mid Path

Midline Lead versus 50 Eagle. PR- Deep Defender PA- Fold PT- Arc PG- Veer to Scoop (versus 0,1) C/BG- Ace (Backside A-gap) BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1 B- Mid Path

Midline Lead versus 50 Eagle.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Fold
PT- Arc
PG- Veer to Scoop (versus 0,1)
C/BG- Ace (Backside A-gap)
BT- Scoop
BA- Lead
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1
B- Mid Path

Midline Lead with Tiger Call versus 6-1 Cover 2. Playside Receiver- Deep Defender Playside A- Fold Playside Tackle- Alley Playside Guard- Veer Center/Backside Guard- Ace Backside Tackle- Scoop Backside A- Lead Backside Receiver- Cutoff Quarterback- Mid 1 B- Mid Path

Midline Lead with Tiger Call versus 6-1 Cover 2.
Playside Receiver- Deep Defender
Playside A- Fold
Playside Tackle- Alley
Playside Guard- Veer
Center/Backside Guard- Ace
Backside Tackle- Scoop
Backside A- Lead
Backside Receiver- Cutoff
Quarterback- Mid 1
B- Mid Path

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Zoom (Midline Triple Option) versus 6-2

When Triple Option is called and a 3-technique aligned to the call side, the play defaults to Zoom (Midline Triple Option).

Here is how this is done:

Zoom versus 6-2. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Veer PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

Zoom versus 6-2.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Veer
PG- Veer to Scoop (v. 0, 1)
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

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