Triple Option Football Coaching: Load Situation on Triple Option with the Playside Tackle and A-Back

When #3 is in the middle of the field, the Playside A-back loads. This means that he takes a straight path to #3. But, what if the Playside Linebacker runs over the top of the Playside Tackle’s Veer Block? What happens is that the footwork of the Playside Tackle and Playside A-Back stay the same, … Read moreTriple Option Football Coaching: Load Situation on Triple Option with the Playside Tackle and A-Back

Triple Option Football Playbook: Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense

This question was recently posed to the Triple Option Football Academy… How would you run Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense? The client saw this defense in a game situation. Well… since the Triple Option is a systematic offense, the answers are systematic answers…. Triple Rules PR- Near Deep Defender PA- #3 (Load because #3 … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Triple Option versus the 7-Diamond Defense

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

If you haven’t taken the Quiz yet, here it is. 1. 4-technique (Defensive Lineman touching the Playside Tackle) 2. 9-technique (1st defender on or outside #1) 3. Whoever shows in the alley (Safety or the Corner) 4. Cornerback 5. He veers out UNLESS he gets an ACE call… then, he would Veer inside.  The Playside … Read moreAnswers to the Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

Triple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

The play call is Triple Right (The Paul Johnson family calls this 12) 1. Who is the pre-snap #1 in the count? 2. Who is the pre-snap #2 in the count? 3. Who is the pre-snap #3 in the count? 4. If the cornerback cloud forced (ran into the flat at the snap), who becomes … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Quiz: Triple Option vs. 50 Defense

Triple Option Football Playbook: Demonstrating How the Odd Stack Defense (3-3-5, 3-5-3, 5-3) Can Stunt Themselves Right into a Loss

Often times the Odd Stack does well at the high school level because of all the stunts and games that they provide. Versus the Triple Option Offense, the Odd Stack can literally stunt themselves right out of the game. Here is one example how. When the Odd Stack Defense easy stunts on Counter Option, the … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Demonstrating How the Odd Stack Defense (3-3-5, 3-5-3, 5-3) Can Stunt Themselves Right into a Loss

Triple Option Football Academy’s 400th Article–Seven Lessons on the High-Performance Football Coaching Process

University of Alabama, Head Football Coach, Nick Saban is definitely making the word “process” popular. The American Football Sports Science-Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA) and the Triple Option Football Academy’s mission is built on the teachings of Nick Saban. The mission is to lead the high-performance football environment by creating teamwork, educational action, anticipation, motivation, leadership, … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy’s 400th Article–Seven Lessons on the High-Performance Football Coaching Process

Triple Option Football Playbook: Running Follow out of Heavy Versus the Bear Front

On the Goal-line, Follow is the first answer. Follow is run the same as Triple except the Playside Tackle bases and the Quarterback follows the B-back. Since there are two playside Tackles in Heavy, both of them Base. One thing to keep in mind is the following: Since Follow can be run to a 3-technique, … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Running Follow out of Heavy Versus the Bear Front

Triple Option Football Playbook: Rocket Toss Versus Cover 2

This is Rocket Left Versus Okie with Cover 2 at the snap. The PWR has the near deep defender and the PA dropstep-crossover-runs to #3–he will run the circle and turn up to run the circle on #3 UNLESS #3 flies past the line of scrimmage, which turns into a trap block for the PA. … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Rocket Toss Versus Cover 2

Triple Option Football Offensive Line Blocking: Counter Option versus the 50 Double Eagle

Counter Option is run when the Backside Inside Linebacker makes the tackle on Triple/Midline.  This concept constrains the Backside Inside Linebacker. Here is how the Counter Option is blocked. System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and … Read moreTriple Option Football Offensive Line Blocking: Counter Option versus the 50 Double Eagle

The Triple Option is Alive and Well in New Mexico–with Piedra Vista High!

In 2011, Piedra Vista (NM) was running the spread offense and won three (3) games. In 2012, after running a camp with Lou Cella as Camp Director, Piedra Vista won nine (9) games and made it to the state quarterfinals. “It is never to late to make the right decision.  After evaluating our offensive production the … Read moreThe Triple Option is Alive and Well in New Mexico–with Piedra Vista High!

Triple Option Football Playbook: Triple Pass Progression

When I interviewed former Georgia Tech Quarterback, Josh Nesbitt in 2011, Josh told me that Triple Pass was all about reading the safety. He said that Georgia Tech Head Coach, Paul Johnson would make him stare at the safety from the time Josh got out of the huddle. Josh said that he would take the … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Triple Pass Progression

Triple Option Football Academy Twitter Update

The Triple Option Football  Academy and the American Football Sports Science Mental Conditioning Academy (AFSSMCA) are now unified on Twitter. Go to twitter.com/AFSSMCA for information, articles, and discussion on the Triple Option, football-sports science, and football-mental conditioning. ______________________ System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Twitter Update

Triple Option Football Playbook: The COMPLETE Triple Option Progression

When running Triple Option, the concept looks like this:   Triple Option Rules PR- Near 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 If a 3-technique aligns to the playside, the play defaults to … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: The COMPLETE Triple Option Progression

Triple Option Football Playbook: Running Rocket Toss out of Over versus 8-Man Front

Running the OVER formation is helpful versus the 8-man front because this forces the single-high safety to declare where he is going. If the defense starts to blitz, the Rocket Toss out of Over is the transparent answer to destroy the blitz.   This is your obvious answer when the 8-man front defense blitzes to … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Running Rocket Toss out of Over versus 8-Man Front

Triple Option Situational Football: When to Default to Zoom (Midline Triple) and Lead (Midline Double)

When Triple Option is called in the huddle and a 3-technique aligns to the call side… The play defaults to ZOOM (Midline Triple) This is due to the fact that you can eliminate blocking all the playside defensive linemen and have the Quarterback read your way out. When Triple Option is called in the huddle, a … Read moreTriple Option Situational Football: When to Default to Zoom (Midline Triple) and Lead (Midline Double)

Triple Option Blocking versus the 4-3

The 4-3/6-1 is the most common defensive alignment seen by college Triple Option teams. At the high school level, this alignment is less prevalent, but still seen. Because of a lack of parity at the high school level, Paul Johnson recommends “Ace” blocking the A-gap defender on Triple Option.  This is time-tested and infallible at … Read moreTriple Option Blocking versus the 4-3

Triple Option Football Playbook: Sprint Pass versus the Odd Stack (3-3-5, 3-5-3, and 5-3) All-Out Blitz

The Sprint Pass is a great 3rd and 10 concept… However, defenses likely will send the house on 3rd and 10. Sprint Rules PR- Vertical (if over the top of the corner at 16 yards, keep running) to Flash (16 yard vertical, come back to the outside at 14 yards) PA, OL- Gate (Step Playside … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Sprint Pass versus the Odd Stack (3-3-5, 3-5-3, and 5-3) All-Out Blitz

Triple Option Football Coaching: Receiver Blocking the Near Deep Defender Versus Cover 2

On Triple Option, the Playside Receiver blocks the Near Deep Defender. When the corner is aligned in a press alignment and the safety drops to the deep zone on the playside, the safety becomes the NEAR DEEP DEFENDER. The diagram demonstrates how to block this NEAR DEEP DEFENDER in this particular situation. System The Big … Read moreTriple Option Football Coaching: Receiver Blocking the Near Deep Defender Versus Cover 2

Triple Option Football Academy Mailbag–11/12/13

The following are questions the Triple Option Football Academy has received over the last week: 1. How do you attack the 3-5 and 4-3? A: Run Triple.  Yes, that’s your OFFENSE.  Versus the 4-3 when the 3-technique is on the call side, the play defaults to Midline Lead.  2. What are the top Triple Option pass … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Mailbag–11/12/13

Answers to the Triple Option Football Academy Exam #2

The answers to Triple Option Football Academy #2 are listed below…. One yard behind the Tackle and his inside foot is on the outside foot of the Tackle. Ace with the Backside Guard. Reseed the football. Heels. Scoop. Load. Two. Middle Linebacker. Wheel. Playside. So… how much do you know about the Triple Option Offense? Triple Option … Read moreAnswers to the Triple Option Football Academy Exam #2

Triple Option Football Academy Exam #2

Triple Option Football Academy Exam #2 This test helps you to understand vital triple option football information.  The test contains 10 questions.  Choose an answer to complete each question.  After finishing the test, answers will be provided via the link below. What is the alignment of the A-backs in the Triple Option Offense? What is … Read moreTriple Option Football Academy Exam #2

Triple Option Football Alignment and Stance Directory

Offensive Line Guards are more than one yard from the Center, Tackles are more than one yard from the guards. Hands at heels of Center. Left Tackle/Left Guard- Right handed stance, inside foot back. Right Guard/Right Tackle- Left handed stance, inside foot back. Center- Four point stance, dominant thumb on laces, feet back as deep … Read moreTriple Option Football Alignment and Stance Directory

Triple Option Football Cadence

Very simply, this is the cadence best utilized for the Triple Option Offense.Down, Ready, Sethut The ball is snapped on the “S” in sethut. In 2010, Navy added the word “Down” to eliminate the foot stomp on Rocket and Midline Lead. One thing about the Triple Option Offense–you WANT them to blitz and you WANT … Read moreTriple Option Football Cadence

Triple Option Football Playbook: Running Zoom (Midline Triple) from the Over Formation

Ok, so here’s the situation. The defense is aligning with one-high safety. You’ve been taught that you need to bring an extra player over to force the defense to declare themselves. You call Triple Option to the Over side. They don’t bring anyone over… so you have the numbers advantage. They align a 3-technique to … Read moreTriple Option Football Playbook: Running Zoom (Midline Triple) from the Over Formation

The Triple Option Football Academy and Social Media

For information on articles, for discussions, and for Triple Option Football Academy news… On Facebook On Twitter ________________________ System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand why this … Read moreThe Triple Option Football Academy and Social Media

Quarterback Reading the Stack on Triple Option: Step 6

When running the Triple Option and #1 and #2 are stacked, and #2 blitzes B-gap… This is called an Easy Stunt (also known as a 2-1 exchange). When this occurs… #2 becomes #1 and #1 becomes #2. Here’s how the Quarterback handles this.   System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If … Read moreQuarterback Reading the Stack on Triple Option: Step 6

Quarterback Reading the Stack on Triple Option: Step 5

  System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand why this disconnect occurs to overcome it and win. ______________________________________ “I know many coaches would rather install an offense … Read moreQuarterback Reading the Stack on Triple Option: Step 5

Quarterback Reading the Stack on Triple Option: Steps 1-4

System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game. You need to understand why this disconnect occurs to overcome it and win. ______________________________________ “I know many coaches would rather install an offense the … Read moreQuarterback Reading the Stack on Triple Option: Steps 1-4

Sprint Pass Switch

On 3rd and 10, one of the concepts you’re going to run the Sprint Pass. This concepts binds the flat defender and has two offensive players going 10+ yards to catch the ball. From 2008-2010, this concept was utilized more than any other pass concept by Georgia Tech Head Football Coach, Paul Johnson. Once you … Read moreSprint Pass Switch

This is Why You Run the Triple Option–Part Two

 

This is Why You Run the Triple Option–Part One

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Bayfield Goes to the Colorado State Championship Game with a 180-pound Offensive Line

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of five kids to do what we’re trying to do. They are all very intelligent. They understand that without an offensive line, your football team can’t move.  They take pride in their blocking … 1,000-yard rushers year after year.”  –Bayfield Head Coach, Marshall Hahn _______________________________________ The Bayfield HS … Read moreBayfield Goes to the Colorado State Championship Game with a 180-pound Offensive Line

Triple Option Football Coaching: Utilizing the “Freeze” Concept to Double Count the Defense

Double counting a defense is something that has exponentially grown by college offenses over the last five years. By utilizing a double count, the defense reveals what they are going to do, the offense can check with their coaches on the new play based on the defense’s declare, and then the offense can run a … Read moreTriple Option Football Coaching: Utilizing the “Freeze” Concept to Double Count the Defense

Follow the Triple Option Football Academy on Twitter

Follow the Triple Option Football Academy on Twitter @tof_academy Information on articles, candid discussion, and upcoming Triple Option Football Academy news is on your newsfeed. _____________________________ System The Big Idea in 171 Words Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a … Read moreFollow the Triple Option Football Academy on Twitter

Triple Option Football Coaching: The B-Back’s Veer Path with “Ace” Call

If the action key is aligned on the playside when Triple Option is called, the Center and Guard “Ace” the action key, and the B-Back is allowed to stay on his veer path through the progression… Here is how he should run the veer path.   1- The B-back get the ball placed on his … Read moreTriple Option Football Coaching: The B-Back’s Veer Path with “Ace” Call