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1- Triple Option is 12/13
2- Midline Lead is 10/11 Lead
3- Zone Dive is 22/23
4- Rocket Toss is 58/59
5- Triple Pass is 312/313
6- Trap is 32/33
7- Down (Belly-G) is 44/45
8- Down Option (Belly-G Option) is 48/49
9- Counter Option is 18/19
10- Rocket Pass is 358/359
I’ve posted Coach Johnson’s numbering system on this site many years ago and have reposted it ever since. Now, I want to see how well you know the numbers he utilizes for the major important concepts. I’ll post the answers at noon today. Here we go.
Example- Zone Option is 26/27
1- Triple Option
2- Midline Lead
3- Zone Dive
4- Rocket Toss
5- Triple Pass
7- Down (Belly-G)
8- Down Option (Belly-G Option)
9- Counter Option
10- Rocket Pass
Answers will be posted later.
See how to run zone option with the B-back right here:
Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson on Running Triple versus a Three-Man Surface
From the Nike Clinic
▪ When facing a three-man surface (Triple Stack), take the A-Back and put him out in Trips.
▪ Somebody from the defense has to go with the Playside A-Back.
▪ Put the Playside A-Back out on the hash.
▪ #3 has to go with him. If #3 does go with him, now #3 is out of the box.
▪ Then, the other A-Back will come in motion and run Triple at him.
▪ You can make the 3-man surface move.
▪ If they don’t cover down, raise up and throw to the Trips A-Back
▪ This eliminates the defense’s three-man surface to run games.
This diagrams shows you how to run Trips Triple versus the Three-Man Surface just as Paul Johnson discussed:
▪ Trips Triple versus Three-Man Surface
▪ PR- Deep Defender
▪ MA- #3
▪ PA- Twirl, Pitch
▪ PT- Veer
▪ PG- Base to Ace
▪ C- Veer to Ace
▪ BG/BT- Scoop
▪ BR- Cutoff
▪ Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
▪ B- Veer Path
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For 55 years, the Triple Option Offense has proven that you can win big without blocking Defensive Linemen.
Army finished #19 in the country last year… with no athletic scholarship football players. They run the Flexbone Triple Option.
Navy has been to bowl games 14 out of 16 years… with no athletic scholarship football players. They’ve run the Flexbone Triple Option in all 16 years.
Kennesaw State finished #4 in the FBS (1-AA) last year… and they’ve only had football for four years. They’ve been Flexbone Triple Option since day 1.
Lenoir-Rhyne went from 3-7 (2017) to 12-2 (2018) in Division-2 after installing the Flexbone Triple Option… biggest Division-2 turnaround in the country last year.
When you run the Flexbone Triple Option Offense, you make Defensive Linemen INVISIBLE.
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You can see the video right here:
You can see the video of this below:
The clinic starts after the 5:15 mark of the video and ends at the 28:00 mark of the video.
This opening drive consisted of 21 offensive plays by Army.
The drive lasted 12 minutes and 55 seconds.
You can watch the 21-play Army drive below, and the action starts at the 5:15 mark.
1. It doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it. What matters is how many people do.
As long as you’re accomplishing your objectives with the Triple Option, the haters will possess a cascading effect–and then they don’t matter.
2. 10% of people will find a way to take anything personally. Expect it.
NEVER respond to the criticism or respond to things that do not warrant a response.
3. Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity.
If you respond to EVERYONE about the Triple Option, you’ll get more behavior you don’t want and less behavior you do want.
4. If you are really effective at what you do, 95% of the things said about you will be negative.
The best coaches are almost always the people who get the most criticism.
5. If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
Train yourself to be effective at dealing with, responding to, even enjoying criticism… In fact, take the quote a step further and encourage people to actively pursue being thought foolish and stupid.
6. Live well.
If a vessel contains acid and you pour some on an object, it’s still the vessel that sustains the most damage.
7. Carry onward.
If you believe you can change lives with the Triple Option, do what you believe is right, expect resistance, and expect attackers.
This is an excerpt from Paul Johnson’s playbook dating back to his time as Head Football Coach at Georgia Southern. You can find copies of this playbook throughout the Internet.
Coach Johnson explains these four points.
“12/13 is our inside veer play. We load when the run support (#3) is inside the tackle box. Our option count begins with the first down lineman touching the Playside Tackle (#1). This is the read key. #2 is the next man outside of #1 to Linebacker to Secondary. #3 is the run support.” –Paul Johnson
- Playside Tackle calls “3” or “4i” to determine #1.
- Playside Tackle calls “inside” or “outside” to determine if the Linebacker is in the option count. “Inside”= Offensive Line or A-Back account for the Linebacker; “Outside”= Quarterback counts him as #2, reads him, and prepares for the EZ stunt (#2-1 exchange).
- Find #1, 2, 3, and Deep Defender. The Deep Defender is the defender who drops over the top of the Playside Receiver at the snap. There are two Deep Defenders on the field with one on each side; however, if the formation is Over and Heavy, both Deep Defenders are to the formation side.
- Load when #3 is inside the box.
Triple Pass is utilized when the defense forces the Quarterback to pull and pitch the ball. When the defense does this, whether they consciously realize this or not, they must utilize their safety and corner to play the Quarterback/Pitch in order to get an alley defender. This means they have just sacrificed pass coverage for run support. There are three concepts off the Triple that matter the most to Paul Johnson, and he articulated this in a clinic talk in Colorado.
1- Vertical (run against a middle-of-the-field safety)
Utilize these concepts when the defense forces a pull/pitch as they have just sacrificed pass coverage for run support.
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Navy had their best season since 1963. They were beyond successful with their 326 yards/game rushing offense. Here’s what they did.
1- Triple Option (23% of offense)
2- Zone Option (11% of offense)
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Dr. Cella assisted in the turnaround of numerous high school football programs through his triple option-based camp system. Just months after Dr. Cella served as camp director,Cashmere (WA) and Timmonsville (SC) went to the state semifinals, Bayfield (CO) went to the state championship game, and Falls City (TX) won their first regional and first state championship in school history.
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