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Proper Double Flex Formation Alignment

Below is the alignment for the Double Flex formation, which is Army and Navy’s modern-day primary formation.

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The B-Back Position From a Former Navy B-Back

Read The B-Back Position From a Former Navy B-Back right here.

Navy Head Football Coach Ken Niumatalolo Clinic Video on Vimeo from 2012

Watch the video right here.

 

What Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech’s Leading Rusher in 2017 All Have in Common

The Under-Center, Flexbone Triple Option Offense continues to evolve.

In 2017, Navy’s top two leading rushers were their Quarterbacks, Zach Abey and Malcolm Perry.  Also, 56% of Navy’s run offense were Quarterback runs.

NAVY 2017 RUSHING STATISTICS
NAME CAR YDS AVG LONG TD
Zach Abey 293 1413 4.8 75 (TD) 19
Malcolm Perry 138 1182 8.6 92 (TD) 11
Chris High 144 621 4.3 37 2
Anthony Gargiulo 76 423 5.6 44 3
Josh Brown 22 203 9.2 39 (TD) 2
Darryl Bonner 33 178 5.4 38 1
Joshua Walker 15 106 7.1 48 (TD) 2
Keoni-Kordell Makekau 16 103 6.4 22 0
John Brown III 15 90 6.0 15 0
Garret Lewis 26 83 3.2 16 0
Tre Walker 9 68 7.6 26 1
Jahmaal Daniel 8 49 6.1 13 0
Brandon Colon 3 40 13.3 26 0
Mike Martin 5 19 3.8 7 0
Nelson Smith 8 17 2.1 4 0
Akili Taylor 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Craig Scott 1 -5 -5.0 0 0
Totals 822 4568 5.6 92 42

In 2017, Army West Point’s leading rusher was their Quarterback, Ahmad Bradshaw.

ARMY WEST POINT 2017 RUSHING STATISTICS
NAME CAR YDS AVG LONG TD
Ahmad Bradshaw 242 1746 7.2 71 (TD) 14
Darnell Woolfolk 157 812 5.2 44 (TD) 14
Kell Walker 86 629 7.3 47 (TD) 6
Andy Davidson 116 627 5.4 42 5
Connor Slomka 49 216 4.4 29 4
Calen Holt 42 214 5.1 30 1
Jordan Asberry 18 115 6.4 22 0
Fred Cooper Jr. 13 72 5.5 17 (TD) 2
John Trainor 18 66 3.7 24 1
Sandon McCoy 12 58 4.8 13 0
Kelvin Hopkins Jr. 7 40 5.7 22 0
Luke Langdon 8 24 3.0 7 1
Kjetil Cline 1 23 23.0 23 0
Zack Boobas 2 23 11.5 12 (TD) 1
Nick Schrage 1 15 15.0 15 0
Artice Hobbs IV 2 15 7.5 18 (TD) 1
TJ Wisham Jr. 2 14 7.0 12 0
Dominic Distefano 1 10 10.0 10 0
Donovan Franklin 1 7 7.0 7 0
Blake Wilson 1 -9 -9.0 0 0
Totals 785 4710 6.0 71 50

In 2017, Georgia Tech’s leading rusher was their Quarterback, TaQuon Marshall.

RUSHING STATISTICS
NAME CAR YDS AVG LONG TD
TaQuon Marshall 247 1146 4.6 78 (TD) 17
KirVonte Benson 204 1053 5.2 65 6
Nathan Cottrell 33 271 8.2 69 0
Qua Searcy 36 217 6.0 42 (TD) 1
Clinton Lynch 28 209 7.5 48 0
Jerry Howard 23 175 7.6 65 (TD) 2
J.J. Green 21 156 7.4 36 2
Quaide Weimerskirch 16 70 4.4 19 (TD) 1
Matthew Jordan 15 56 3.7 12 1
Ricky Jeune 1 30 30.0 30 0
Jay Jones 2 9 4.5 6 0
KeShun Freeman 1 3 3.0 3 0
Lucas Johnson 1 1 1.0 1 0
Pressley Harvin III 1 -13 -13.0 0 0
Totals 632 3381 5.4 78 30
FBS Rushing Offense
Last updated – December 31, 2017 Through games of December 30, 2017
RANK TEAM G RUSH RUSH YDS YDS/RUSH RUSH TD YPG
1 Army West Point 13 785 4710 6.00 50 362.3
2 Navy 13 822 4568 5.56 42 351.4
3 Arizona 13 613 4021 6.56 48 309.3
4 Air Force 12 765 3689 4.82 38 307.4
5 Georgia Tech 11 632 3381 5.35 30 307.4

Quarterbacks runs take the Triple Option Offense to another level in 2017.  Utilize this information to make your Triple Option Offense go.  

Happy 2018!

How the Triple Option Offense is Evolving with Army and Navy as We Move Into 2018

Army and Navy’s top three formations in 2017 (combined):

1- Double Flex

2- Heavy

3- Flex Spread

Army and Navy’s top three concepts in 2017 (combined):

1- Zone Option

2- Zone Dive

3- Triple Option

Happy 2018!

Navy Flexes 99% of the Time

In Navy’s huge bowl win versus Virginia (49-7), Navy was in a Flexed formation 99% of the time.

This means they brought the Receiver in two yards from the Tackle.

63% of the time versus Virginia, Navy was in Double Flex:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only 37% of time versus Virginia, Navy split out a single Receiver.

Only 1% of the time versus Virginia, Navy split out two Receivers.


In 2017 Navy’s #1 formation was Double Flex.  No other formation was close.  The offense is certainly evolving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Wings & Things Mesh Point Football Clinic is Held at Alvernia University in Reading, PA on March 2-3

 

2018 MESH POINT FOOTBALL CLINIC

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018

Alvernia University, 400 St. Bernardine St, Reading, PA 

Clinic directors – Anthony Sottasante & Dennis Iezzi 

The clinic brochure can be found right here.

 

 

2017 Navy Triple Option Offensive Breakdown versus Virginia in the Military Bowl

Navy- 49 v Virginia- 7 F

Navy Offense Total Plays- 76

72% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Zone Dive- 20; Triple Option- 12; Zone Option- 16; Follow- 7

The other 28% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Triple Pass- 4; Trap- 3;
Rocket- 3; Trap Option- 2; Rocket Boot- 2; Rocket Boot Option; Midline Triple Option; Midline White- 5

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown versus Navy

Army West Point- 14 v. Navy- 13 F (December 9, 2017)

Army West Point Total Plays Run- 50

68% of Army’s Offense was the following: Zone Option- 11; Zone Dive- 10; Trap- 7; Triple Option- 6

The other 32% of Army’s Offense was the following: Sweep- 4; Quarterback Iso- 4; Down- 2; Counter Trey- 1; Quarterback Sweep; Triple Pass; Sweep Reverse; Sneak- 2

Win the Time of Possession Battle with the Triple Option Offense

In 2017, four of the top eight FBS programs that lead college football in time of possession were Triple Option football programs.

Time of Possession

RANK TEAM G TOP AVG TOP
1 Navy 12 430 35
2 Michigan St. 12 422 35
3 Wisconsin 13 457 35
4 Ga. Southern 12 408 34
5 Army West Point 12 405 33
6 Mississippi St. 12 404 33
7 Georgia Tech 11 368 33
8 Air Force 12 401 33

Navy lead the FBS by possessing the football 35 minutes/game.

Army, Georgia Tech, and Air Force all averaged the football for 33 minutes/game.

The Triple Option Offense is the way to go if you want to control the game.


Hancock County (KY)

In 2016, Hancock County won three (3) games.

In 2017, after becoming a Triple Option Football Academy client and working with Dr. Cella, Hancock County won seven (7) games, had their first winning season in 5 years, and made it to the second round of the 2017 Kentucky Class 2A State Playoffs.

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“The Triple Option Football Academy was instrumental in our program’s success this year.  It gave us the tools to become better coaches and provided us with the answers to make in game adjustments that gave our kids a chance to be successful.  This led to our players becoming more confident in themselves and our coaching staff.  Practices and Game planning became streamlined and everything we did had a purpose.  We are true believers in this offense and the knowledge we have gained through the Triple Option Football Academy has laid the foundation for continued success in the future.”

— Bobby Eubanks, Head Football Coach