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Clemson Faces Headache That is the Triple Option

We’ve seen similar comments already this season made by Syracuse. Miami, Duke, and Toledo. I’m sure the list could be considerably, longer. Consider all the teams over the past few years that have played this offense at the college level. You will see the same types of comments made again and again. Give your team the same advantage.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables readily admits to the preparation for Georgia Tech’s triple-option annually being his most stressful week of the season.

This time around at least the second-year Tigers coach had a few extra days to prepare for tonight’s primetime matchup after a bye week, but the anxiety of facing a rarity on the schedule isn’t much reduced. Venables talked at length during his weekly media meeting about the pitfalls of defending Tech’s sleight of hand.

“They just force you to have all 11 guys play with incredible discipline every single snap and it neutralizes your ability physically — speed, all of it — just schematically,” Venables said. “The scouting report obviously stays the same with them from year to year with what they do and why they make it tough. It comes down to being physical, executing, staying on your feet and putting your eyes where they belong and playing responsibility football.

But coach, you’ve had additional time this week and you plays these guys every year.

“It’s one thing if you had three weeks or a month to get ready for them for a bowl game, but with a short window it’s not what you see or what you teach from week to week. Some things are the same fundamentally, but they do it very well and in a very precise way so you have to match that precision. There is a lot of one-on-one opportunities, so everything is high-stressed.”

………….They just wear you out doing the same thing over and over and guys get bored with it and that’s when you have a lot of issues.”

“There’s some simplicity in it, but they’re a lot more intricate then what you might think. They’re not running the same dive scheme every down. They change the schemes with what they are doing to have some complexity within the simple plays it looks like they’re running. The first thing they would love to see a defense do is a bunch of radically different things, you have to wear them out with precision and discipline.

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