Tag: MIDLINE

Four Situations on Which to Drill the Triple Option Quarterback this Summer

Four Situations on Which to Drill the Triple Option Quarterback this Summer

https://tripleoptionfootball.com/2016/01/26/quarterback-play-on-triple-and-midline-triple-option-the-situations/

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Specific Technique for the B-Back on Triple and Midline

Specific Technique for the B-Back on Triple and Midline

https://tripleoptionfootball.com/2016/01/29/what-the-b-back-does-on-triple-and-midline/

The Playside Tackle’s Fan/High Pressure Control Block on Midline Lead

The Playside Tackle’s Fan/High Pressure Control Block on Midline Lead

The Playside Tackle is going to block the first down lineman outside of the read on Triple Option.

This is how he does this block, known as the Fan Block (often referred to as HPC–High Pressure Control as well).

Playside Tackle fanning the 5-technique on Lead (Midline Double Option). The Tackle steps vertical with his inside foot first, gets his heels past the heels of the 5-technique, steps toward the sideline with his outside foot, then steps with inside foot and punches his inside hand through the 5-technique.
Running Midline to the Trips Side

Running Midline to the Trips Side

The Trips formation creates a numbers advantage to the Trips side.  This forces the defense to bring someone over from the backside to the formation-side to match numbers.  Otherwise, the offense has the numbers advantage.  If this is the case and they set the 3-technique to the formation-side, run Midline White.

Trips Right, Midline White Right Quarterback gives the ball to the B-Back unless the 3-technique cancels the B-Back. If so, the Quarterback replaces the 3-technique and scores.
Flexbone Triple Option Core Value #3

Flexbone Triple Option Core Value #3

There are three core values that the Triple Option Head Football Coach must get across to his players and assistant coaches:

The third core value of the Flexbone Triple Option Offense is the following: Run the ball up underneath penetration.

This is what the new Head High School Football Coach tells his new players regarding the core values of the Flexbone Triple Option Offense….

“We successfully run the ball up underneath penetration without ever blocking any defensive lineman aligned outside of the playside guard.”

The goal of the Flexbone Triple Option offense is to get the defense to eliminate pass coverage for run support, and forget to turn the ball back to the inside…. when these two things happen, explosive plays occur.

However, when we successfully run the ball up underneath penetration without ever blocking any defensive lineman aligned outside of the playside guard–that is why most high school football coaches convert to the Flexbone Triple Option.  The Midline Option and the evolution of this concept has proven that there is never a need to block a Defensive Lineman from a 2-technique out.

They realize that they will never be able to consistent move 2, 3, 4i, 4, and 5 techniques beyond their will in order to get positive yardage in the running game.

So this is how it’s done.

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We successfully run the ball up underneath penetration without ever blocking any defensive lineman aligned outside of the playside guard.

The quarterback reads the offense’s way out–all 2/3-techniques and defenders aligned on the playside tackle are the responsibility of the quarterbacks.

The offensive line splits (over 3 feet) take the backside defensive linemen away from the play and prevent them from making the tackle at the point of attack.

The offensive line splits (over 3 feet) give the quarterback time to read the offense’s way out on #1 and #2.

So when the 2, 3, 4i, 4, and 5 technique penetrate up the field, the quarterback gives the ball to the B-back and the B runs past the 3, 4i, 4, 5 technique.

Yes, it’s that easy…

There’s a reason why NAVY, with zero athletic scholarship players, have been to 13 out of 14 bowl games.

This is the final core value of the Flexbone Triple Option Offense.

Navy Run Game Coordinator Ashley Ingram at the 2017 AFCA Convention: Part Two

Navy Run Game Coordinator Ashley Ingram at the 2017 AFCA Convention: Part Two

Ashley Ingram on the Midline

There are now 10 different variations of Midline.

Midline (with variations) was the most utilized concept of 2016–even more than the Triple Option.

Midline (with variations) averaged 7.7 yards per play for Navy in 2016.

Navy will go into a game and take what the defense gives them.  Often, Navy get a lot of the Bear Defense.  Once this happens, Navy looks to run Midline until they loosen the 5-technique, and then Navy runs the Inside Veer.

On Midline, read from a 2-technique out.

If the 2-technique slants inside, the Playside Guard bases him and the Midline turns into an automatic pull.  

If the defense aligns in a 2i, the Playside Guard bases him and the Midline turns into an automatic pull as well.

Zone the backside to cancel penetration.

If the defense aligns with a 0-technique, the B-Back stays on Midline and keys the 0-technique to see where he goes.

Someone must insert in the Playside B-gap to lead the way for the Quarterback on a pull read.

If the defense slants, you want to run Midline–they slant themselves out of the play.

Midline Triple versus Blood Stunt PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT/PG- Veer C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

 

2016 Navy Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus Louisiana Tech (Military Bowl)

2016 Navy Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus Louisiana Tech (Military Bowl)

Navy’s Offense (45) versus Louisiana Tech (48)

Total Plays- 63 

Triple Option- 13/63 (21% of offense)

Zone Option- 11/63 (17% of offense)

Triple Pass- 7 (11% of offense)

Midline Lead- 6 (10% of offense)

Midline Triple (Zoom)- 5 (8% of offense)


Other Concepts: Counter Option- 2; Outside Veer Give- 1; Rocket Pass Boot- 2; Hitch- 2; B-Back Toss- 1; Rocket- 2; B-Back Toss Pass- 1; Belly Pass Boot- 1; Zone Dive- 1; Follow- 1; Sneak- 1; Rocket Boot- 2; Rocket Counter Option- 2; Down- 1; Rocket Pass- 1


Notes: 64% of Navy’s Offense was Triple Option, Zone Option, Triple Pass, Midline Lead, and Midline Triple (Zoom)

The Best Counter in Modern-Day Triple Option Football is Zoom (Midline Triple Option)

The Best Counter in Modern-Day Triple Option Football is Zoom (Midline Triple Option)

There isn’t a good counter in the Triple Option Offense.  

In fact, misdirection was about 10% of Navy’s 2015 offense.  

The purpose of counters is to keep the Will Linebacker from running to the ball.  Because of  the 3+ foot line splits in the Triple Option Offense, the rest of the backside can’t get to the ball.

Well, when Navy starting running the Zone Option in 2010, they kept the Will off the ball simply running so fast to the playside, that the Will could not get there.

Zone Option versus Triple Stack Defense. The Playside A-Back blocks #2 when #3 is on the Line of Scrimmage. Also, the B-Back has Mike to Free Safety, and often versus a Triple Stack, he will end up on the Free Safety as the Free Safety has a better angle than the Mike to make the tackle on Zone Option.

The best COUNTER Navy has run in 2016 is Zoom (Midline Triple Option).  

zoom-versus-4-4

Here, the Playside A-Back twirls and blocks #3 (run support).

The Quarterback is responsible for #1 and #2 (counts from the Guard out).

The Playside Tackle and Guard have the Mike to the Free Safety.

Center and Backside Guard cancel the Action Key (first down lineman inside of #1).

Backside Tackle cancels the backside B-gap.

The Playside Receiver cancels the Deep Defender while the Backside Receiver cuts off the Backside Corner.

Then, the Triple Option takes control from there as the B-Back runs his Midline path, the Backside A-Back runs the pitch (leaves at snap), and the Quarterback cancels #1 and #2.

The twirl motion makes this the best Triple Option counter concept of 2016.

Coaches, don’t burden yourself with counters.  In the grand scheme of things, they’re severely overrated; however, if you’re going to run ONE, Zoom (Midline Triple Option) is the way to go.

Navy Took a 20-3 Lead on Fordham After Running Heavy Slot Left, Midline Left

Navy Took a 20-3 Lead on Fordham After Running Heavy Slot Left, Midline Left

Navy knew that if they went Heavy, they would get a 3-technique to the Heavy side.  Also, Navy knew that by taking the A-Back out into the slot, that they would remove the fold player on the Midline Double Option.  Once the 3-technique cancelled the B-Back, the Quarterback replaced the 3-technique and ran into the end zone.  This concept is called Heavy Slot Left, Midline Left.  Here is the diagram of Heavy Slot Left, Midline Left:

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The perimeter stalks the defenders aligned on them.  Since the Midline Double Option is an A to a B-gap play, the flank is cancelled by alignment.  Both Playside Tackles (this is why the formation is called HEAVY) High Pressure Control the defender on them.  This means that they must cancel the inside half of the defender’s body on this block.  Navy base blocks when they High Pressure Control while Georgia Tech utilizes a totally different technique.  Tech vertically climbs and then anchors down when they are at the HIGHEST point on the defender.  

The Inside Tackle is uncovered so he vertically works to the Mike to the Free, and the Playside Guard veers inside the 3 to the Mike to the Free as well.  On the Backside, the Center, Backside Guard, Backside Tackle (who is actually the Backside Receiver aligned as the Backside Tackle), and the Backside A have all of the adjacent backside gaps.

The Quarterback takes the snap, jumps into the Backside A-gap, points the ball, gives to the B-Back unless the 3-technique can tackle the B-Back.  He does so the Quarterback re-seats the ball, steps with his playside foot, replaces the 3-technique, and scores.  

You can view this play at the :45 mark right here.

This put Navy up 20-3 and allowed them to win 52-17 over Fordham.


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Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

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Army and Navy’s Midline Variations

Army and Navy’s Midline Variations

The following are the four variations of Midline run by Army and Navy:

1. Midline Triple

Double Flex Midline Triple PR- #2 in triple count PA- Twirl, Arc PT- Pull, Block 1st threat PG- Veer C-BG- Reverse Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path
Double Flex Midline Triple
PR- #2 in triple count
PA- Twirl, Arc
PT- Pull, Block 1st threat
PG- Veer
C-BG- Reverse Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path

2. Midline Lead

Midline Lead versus 6-2 PR- Deep Defender PA- #2 PT- Fan #1 PG- Veer C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1 B- Mid Path
Midline Lead versus 6-2
PR- Deep Defender
PA- #2
PT- Fan #1
PG- Veer
C/BG- Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Lead
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1
B- Mid Path

3. Midline White (Playside A lateral steps and leads through the B-gap)

TRIPS MIDLINE WHITE RT
TRIPS MIDLINE WHITE RT

4. Midline Twirl (Playside A motions and leads through the B-gap)

MIDLINE TWIRL V 4-4
MIDLINE TWIRL V 4-4

The Academy

Install the Triple Option the right way the first time.

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaLearn from the Sports Psychologist with 20 Years of Experience Running the Triple Option Offense

Dr. Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football-based Camp System has helped produce state champions, state championship appearances, state semifinals appearances, has had clients break school records, and has produced drastic one-year turnarounds–read all of these stories right here.

Joshua+Walker+Colgate+v+Navy+75Op3Bbn8lSlInstall the Authentic Navy/Georgia Tech/Citadel Triple Option Offense

You learn the authentic Navy, Georgia Tech, and Citadel Triple Option Offense.  Everything Dr. Cella installs with you, your coaches, and your players is based on the actual data from their most recent action.

WHITE DIAGRAM.pptx

All Triple Option Football Academy Clients receive their very own HUDL account.

Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

Are You Ready to Install the Triple Option the Right Way the First Time and Have an Offensive System for the Rest of Your Coaching Career?

Contact 570.332.0265 to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

According to Coach Paul Johnson, “After a while, you’re going to get tired of four-yard gains.”

According to Coach Paul Johnson, “After a while, you’re going to get tired of four-yard gains.”

According to Georgia Tech Head Football Coach, Paul Johnson if #1 and #2 are sitting in a stacked position on Triple Option and are sedentary post-snap, it’s time to run Double Option.

This is because the Triple Option becomes a give read where #2 can fold inside and hold the give to a four-yard gain.

According to Coach Johnson, “After a while, you’re going to get tired of four-yard gains.”

Double Option forces #2 to play the Quarterback or the pitch instead of folding inside on the dive.

One of the many double options that can be run is Zone Option, which is Navy’s #1 answer when this happens.  Allegedly, Georgia Tech is adding the Zone Option to their Triple Option Offense in 2016.

Zone Option versus Triple Stack Defense. The Playside A-Back blocks #2 when #3 is on the Line of Scrimmage. Also, the B-Back has Mike to Free Safety, and often versus a Triple Stack, he will end up on the Free Safety as the Free Safety has a better angle than the Mike to make the tackle on Zone Option.

If this occurs to the 3-technique side of a 4-3, Midline Lead becomes a great alternative.

Midline Lead v 4-3 with #1 on QB PR- Deep Defender PA- #2 in Triple Count PT- Fan #1 PG- Veer-Ace (vs. 1) C/BG- Ace BT- Scoop BA- Lead BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 3-tech B- Mid Path

A Detailed Analysis of Paul Johnson’s 10 Series

A Detailed Analysis of Paul Johnson’s 10 Series

In this podcast episode, Dr. Lou Cella covers Georgia Tech Head Football Coach, Paul Johnson and his 10 series.  Established in 1985, the 10 series is Paul Johnson’s Option series.  Dr. Cella goes through the concepts involved in the 10 series and what they represent to Navy, Georgia Tech, and other Under-Center Triple Option schools in 2016.  The 10 series originated at Georgia Southern, and started off as the Triple Option; however, this series has rapidly expanded over the last 30 years.

The podcast can be heard right here.

Midline Lead v. 4-4 1. Playside Receiver- Safety 2. Playside A/Tackle- Trey 3. Playside Guard- Veer 4- Center/Backside Guard- Reverse Ace 5. Backside Tackle- Scoop 6. Backside A- Lead 7. Backside Receiver- Cutoff 8. Quarterback- Mid Steps 9. B- Mid PathOutside Veer v. 4i. PR- Deep Defender PA- Load (Mike to Free) PT- 4i PG- Base to Ace C- Scoop to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 2, Pitch 3 B- Outside Veer Path (inside leg of Tackle)

Counter Option versus 4-3. PR- Near Deep Defender PA- Twirl, #3 PT- Easy Veer-Deucecom (2/3) PG- Base-Deucecom (2/3)-Down (2i/1) C- Base (0)-Down BG- Scoop #1 BT- Base BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Zone Pause Steps B- Veer Away Path
Counter Option versus 4-3.
PR- Near Deep Defender
PA- Twirl, #3
PT- Easy Veer-Deucecom (2/3)
PG- Base-Deucecom (2/3)-Down (2i/1)
C- Base (0)-Down
BG- Scoop #1
BT- Base
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Zone Pause Steps
B- Veer Away Path
After 20 Years of Running Midline, Dr. Cella Discusses How to Make Midline Work

After 20 Years of Running Midline, Dr. Cella Discusses How to Make Midline Work

In this podcast episode, Dr. Cella discusses how to make the Midline Option work.  After 20 years of coaching the Midline Option, Dr. Cella provides the facts on the Midline.  Dr. Cella discusses how Midline is declining in usage by both Navy and Georgia Tech and that other concepts serve better purposes to get specific results.  Utilizing Midline requires cooperation by the defense both in pre-snap alignment and post-snap assignment.  Dr. Cella provides the truth about Midline and all the Midline variations, and that if you are going to run it, how to make the Midline work.

The podcast can be found right here.

Midline Lead v. 4-4 1. Playside Receiver- Safety 2. Playside A/Tackle- Trey 3. Playside Guard- Veer 4- Center/Backside Guard- Reverse Ace 5. Backside Tackle- Scoop 6. Backside A- Lead 7. Backside Receiver- Cutoff 8. Quarterback- Mid Steps 9. B- Mid Path

How Often are Navy and Georgia Tech Running Midline in 2015?

How Often are Navy and Georgia Tech Running Midline in 2015?

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There are several variations of Midline.

TRIPS MIDLINE WHITE RTTRIPS MIDLINE WHITE RT

Midline Lead v. 4-4Midline Lead v. 4-4

MIDLINE TWIRL V 4-4MIDLINE TWIRL V 4-4

Midline Triple v. 4-4 PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl-Run Support PT- Veer PG- Veer C/BG- Reverse Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid PathMidline Triple v. 4-4
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl-Run Support
PT- Veer
PG- Veer
C/BG- Reverse Ace
BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2
B- Mid Path


Here’s the data on Midline run by Georgia Tech and Navy…

Georgia Tech has run Midline and its variations 15 times this season (384 total plays).  Midline is 4% of the Georgia Tech Offense.

Navy has run Midline and its variations 40 times this season (379 total plays).  Midline is 11% of the Navy Offense.

In 2007, Paul Johnson’s last year at Navy, Midline was run 11% of the time.

Since Paul Johnson has been Head Coach at Georgia Tech, he has called the Midline far less frequently than he did at Navy.  Last year, Georgia Tech ran Midline less than…

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Solving the Problem of the Dominant 3-Technique

Solving the Problem of the Dominant 3-Technique

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What happens when you can’t block a dominant 3-technique?

Answer: You read him instead of block him.

The Midline Lead is the best way to do this.

Here’s Midline Lead in action.

Midline Lead v. 4-4Midline Lead v. 4-4

 

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Drill the Fundamentals of the B-Back’s Path on Triple and Midline

Drill the Fundamentals of the B-Back’s Path on Triple and Midline

The B-Back has precise footwork that must occur on Triple and Midline Option.  Make sure the B-Backs get drilled on the following:

B-Back on Triple and Midline.


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