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Flexbone Association Archive
1. Ignore Outsiders’ Opinions The media, your family, your friends, your relatives, and the fans fail to understand that we are actually maximizing our offense’s ability by having you make two defensive linemen invisible for us. Blocking is one of the hardest skills to do consistently in football. They might complain about how you need […]
Here is a good article written by Michael Weinreb for Vice Sports, with some quotes I provided. The roots of option football are at least seven decades deep, and run back to a coach at the University of Missouri named Don Faurot, who invented a system known as the “split T” largely because he didn’t […]
Paul Johnson has always had a chip on his shoulder when it comes to criticism of his precious triple-option football. “There are things Paul harbors, I believe, from years ago that still grate on him,” said Navy athletics director Chet Gladchuk. “The thought that his offense wouldn’t work at Navy or that it wouldn’t work […]
Despite the friendly smiles football coaches shared with each other between bites of lobster during the annual American Athletic Conference media day dinner, they understood their new peer, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, plans on bringing something to the table they’re not quite ready to stomach; the triple-option offense. “It requires such precision, such technique and […]
ATLANTA – Contrary to rumor, Paul Johnson’s office overlooking Bobby Dodd Stadium is not hewn out of rock. There are no cave drawings on the walls. He does not come to work at Georgia Tech wearing a Fred Flintstone animal skin. How far will Paul Johnson’s option offense take the Yellow Jackets this season? (Getty) […]
In two previous articles on the site, I’ve been able to ask both former Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt and former Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs how to read the stack. The Nesbitt article is here, and the Dobbs article here. Both of them have essentially said the same thing. The issue is the trust level of […]