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Offensive Line Basics: Base Blocks

Coaches, this is how the Paul Johnson family of coaches teach the base block, which is taught at your 2013 Flexbone Association State Championship Football Camp. ________________________________ 1. Zone Step a. Over and up step–6 inches b. Drive backside knee to the playside knee c. Chest must be over the knee ________________________________ 2. 2-steps a. 2nd […]

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Army to Throw More

What will it take for coach Jeff Monken and his team to turn around the program? Why is this Army team going to be different than most of those in the past two decades? Most of Army’s freshmen weren’t born the last time Army experienced major success by going 10-2 in 1996. The Black Knights, […]

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Oct 31, 2015; Annapolis, MD, USA;  Navy Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) poses for a photo with his offensive line after the game against the South Florida Bulls at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy Midshipmen defeated South Florida Bulls 29-17. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

How to Create a Dominant Offensive Line

Five Ways to Create Your Very Own “Hogs” with the Flexbone Triple Option The best way to create a productive, year-in-and-year-out offensive line is to stop blocking everyone and let the quarterback and B-back read your way out while mastering a few blocking drills. Be sure you are prioritizing your offensive approach. ___________________________________________ 1-Allow the […]

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The 11 Biggest Issues Facing Coaches

1. Coach-Administration Rapport! Do you have the support of your administration (superintendent, principal, vice principal, etc.)?  Too many administrators like to control their coaches!  There are hundreds of schools out there with great administrators; there are others with very poor ones. Many administrations don’t want a winning football program. Which one do you have? Successful programs […]

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Aug 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas (5) drops back to pass against the Wofford Terriers during the second quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Situational Flexbone

Running the Offense with Different Formations – Running the Triple out of Over, Heavy, Double Flex, Green, Brown, and even Trips must be practiced prior to week one. Don’t go into week one without practicing something you will need.  Coaching the Sequence – Call the Offense unscripted. See who makes the tackle and come back with […]

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How Much Do You Really Need to Throw?

This is more of a philosophical question and requires a deeper answer. There are a few things that you need to answer first. The first question would be, why do you want to throw the ball. What is the purpose, how does it fit your personnel? Why – The reason you want to throw the […]

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10 Priorities of Triple Option Instruction

Run the entire system When installing an offense you must prioritize what’s important for your program. In order to succeed with the Flexbone you must make it systematic. Outside of having superior talent you are not running an optimal attack if it’s not systematic. I’ve said it before; although I don’t prefer other offenses I […]

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