Archive | January, 2014

Coach Niumatalolo 2008 Nike Clinic Notes

Keys to Successful “O” 1. Philosophy 2. Have a package 3. Can you fix it? 1. Philosophy We are running the ball. We THROW for big plays. We have a packaged system. We practice the same plays every week and get great at it–KISS! 2. Package We are a triple option offense FIRST! Everything we […]

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So, You Want to be the Best Triple Option Coach in the Nation?

Are you willing to do everything you can to make it happen? If you are, there are a few things you will have to come to terms with. You have to marry the offense. You cannot date the Flexbone. Like history, football often reaches back into the past for ideas. Like empires football tastes rise […]

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Lenoir-Rhyne Has Hired Ian Shields

The Triple Option Isn’t Going Anywhere. Lenoir-Rhyne has hired former Army Offensive Coordinator Ian Shields, as their next head coach.  Ian Shields, offensive coordinator and associate head coach last season at Army, is the new head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Shields was introduced in a press conference on campus at Belk Centrum at noon […]

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The Georgia Southern Mistake

Paul Johnson took over the reins of the Georgia Southern offense in 1985. In his first two seasons in that capacity Southern went 26-4 and won back to back 1-AA championships. From 1987 through 1989 the Eagles went 36-7 and won another title under legendary coach Erk Russell. Tim Stowers took over as head coach […]

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The Three Requirements of a Flexbone Team

Some of the material I write may come across as harsh, but my goal with the association is to make sure people run this offense the correct way. There are no short cuts to doing it right, and there are some absolute musts that you have to abide by to actually be a Flexbone team. […]

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Your Quarterback and the Decision Making Process: Understanding the Perimeter (7-Man Fronts With Soft Corners)

I have written extensively about Quarterback play already covering the intangible traits your quarterback must possess, the variables you must take into consideration when developing your quarterbacks, as well as some points to teach your quarterback to reduce his risks. Entwined in those writings has been a line of thought I’ve expounded upon in the […]

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