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Jackets Refocus on Option Football

Coach Paul Johnson has a good feeling about this year’s Georgia Tech football team. Johnson, who is beginning his seventh season at Tech, said this year’s team seems to be closer, more willing to concentrate on the team aspect rather than individual accomplishments. He said this group, which includes 11 starters and 43 returning lettermen, […]

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How Google Can Help You

I am often asked, “why don’t you write as much in the off-season”. Well the answer is fairly simple. The prime time to stimulate an audience is during the actual football season or immediately before or after (August to February really). Very few coaches burn the candle at both ends 12-months a year, thus readership […]

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Flexbone Triple Option 101

Quarterback Actions   1. The Quarterback will snap his eyes to #1 on the snap of the ball.   2. His first two steps will be a hop 6 inches behind his playside heel.   3. Get the first two steps down quickly and point the ball.   4. Give the ball to the B-back […]

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You Need Midline Triple Against Double Eagle

One of the many questions I’m asked seemingly at least once a week is, “what defense gives you the most trouble?” Here are some thoughts on practice scenarios and game planning. A few  defenses that coaches shudder to see are either the 3-3 defense or 5-3 defense, especially 5-3 double eagle defenses. We didn’t see […]

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Interview with Ricky Dobbs

Earlier this spring I solicited questions from high school coaches and high school quarterbacks to pose to former record setting Navy Quarterback Ricky Dobbs. His responses are below.  1. What system did you play in high school, and did you find the transition to the flexbone triple option offense hard? I played in a pro […]

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10+ Wins for Navy?

Make really good hires, back those hires up with good support in terms of facilities, salaries, etc., and voila. Any program can succeed. I spent a good portion of my Army and Air Force previews talking about how difficult service academy jobs are in modern college football. Recruiting has all sorts of obvious limitations. Athletic budgets are not exactly […]

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NCAA Football: Army vs Navy

The Three Hardest Jobs in College Football

 In April, when the NCAA changed its policy to allow for unlimited meals, college coaches championed it as a success for student-athletes and as a potential benefit in recruiting. But for Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun, it was just another reminder of what he’s up against. “That doesn’t pertain to us,” he said of […]

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