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Navy’s Offense Remains Unique in American Conference

“From the Capital Gazette” One of the looming questions surrounding Navy’s entrance into a league involves the triple-option. More specifically, the uniqueness of the option. As an independent, Navy’s schedule was constantly changing with opponents coming and going. Service academy rivals Air Force and Army along with traditional opponent Notre Dame are the only schools […]

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Five Quick Questions on the Flexbone

  Here are five questions coaches constantly have about the Flexbone and Triple Option Offense. Today, we provide you with quick answers. 1. When do you run Rocket Toss? A: Coach Johnson says to run Rocket Toss when the widest playside inside linebacker blitzes or if the D-gap player collisions the tackle as he tries […]

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Matt Aiken, Brian Williams

What Are They Doing in the Secondary?

There are only so many things a defense can do in the secondary to stop you, while maintaining integrity against both Triple Option and Play-Action Pass.  Cover Two – Safeties Deeper than 9 Yards What this means on Triple Option – You have to switch block the perimeter because the CB is more dangerous by […]

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Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, right, looks for a receiver as teammate Joe Nauert holds back Army linebacker James Kelly in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

An Opponents Look at Navy

As it does annually, Notre Dame’s game with Navy is a terrifying proposition. While the Irish haven’t lost to Ken Niumatalolo’s team since 2010, the Midshipmen have pushed the Irish to the max—and the Navy hangover is beginning to be a thing. Last year, the Irish beat Navy by 10, but lost the following week. […]

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Oak Ridge’s New Offense is Flexible

A nice article on one of this season’s clients MARYVILLE — It’s out with the spread and in with the flexbone for the Oak Ridge High School football team. Even though the Wildcats finished 12-1 a year ago, the tough running yards were sometimes hard to come by. Oak Ridge coach Joe Gaddis spent much […]

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Photo during the college football game between Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL USA on December 31, 2014. Photo: John Hwang

Time for Some Debunking

I came across this article today and, well I don’t really know where to start; so I guess we will just take it one step at at time and debunk another set of myths. I’ll quote parts of the text with my commentary below.  Call it tradition. Call it scheme, call it fit, but even […]

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Weekly Coaching Responsibilities

Here are some weekly coaching responsibilities I did not have time to go over in my clinic speech at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic in Atlanta this past weekend. All of this is part of the Flexbone Association Academy Head Coach Quarterbacks/B-Backs Coach Offensive Line Coach A-Backs Coach Wide Receivers Coach     […]

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