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Georgia Tech Offense Adds to Challenge for Alabama A&M

It’s tough enough that Alabama A&M is “playing up,” a Football Championship Series team going up against a Football Bowl Series team like Georgia Tech.

What complicates the issue even more this Saturday as the Bulldogs (4-7) travel to Atlanta for the 12:30 CST kickoff against the Yellow Jackets (6-4) is the diabolical anachronism that is Tech’s option offense.

Tech coach Paul Johnson has the Yellow Jackets running a triple-option that, except for a few twists, is not unlike the offense that was rampant in college football in the 1970s. It’s called a “flexbone” in Johnson-speak, but it’s based on the same principles as the old wishbone. And Tech runs it to perfection.

“A different brand of football,” A&M coach Anthony Jones called it.

“It’s not just the option,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said before his Tigers beat Tech on Nov. 14. “People make a big deal, there’s a lot of people that can run the triple option, it may not be very good. But the deal with Georgia Tech is that they’re really good at what they do. They’re very well coached.”

To control the option, defenders have to play disciplined. They have specific assignments they must accomplish and must not be lured away to help somewhere else, or that might open another option.

All of which is counter to the usual A&M philosophy of blitz, stunts and showing multiple looks at the opposition. Defensive coordinator Brawnski Towns admitted Monday that he’d be left in much more a spectator’s role in the coaches’ booth on Saturday rather than dialing up different attacks.

“From a defensive point of view, it’s real simple teaching it,” Towns said. “The thing is having kids carry it out.”

………………”But the blocking scheme they use and techniques you have to fight though make it tough.

………………”With an option team, they have one receiver averaging about 30-40 yards a catch because when they do throw it, he’s wide-open down the field by himself,”

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