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Founder and Owner of the Flexbone Association. Since 2007 we have provided the tools necessary for teams to succeed running the Flexbone Association System. Over the last ten years over 200 teams have been instructed by the Flexbone Association. I've consulted with teams and or run camps everywhere from Belfair, WA to Key West, FL. The Flexbone Association strives daily to help coaches succeed with this time tested offense, I have been a football coach for 16 seasons, currently at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA I played at St. Mary's Springs High School in Fond du Lac, WI under legendary head coach Bob Hyland. I've been fortunate to be part of five state championship teams (1997,1998,2002,2011,2012). In 2011-2012 St. Mary's Springs led the state of Wisconsin in scoring and set consecutive school records for points scored, Psalm 27

Playing Against the Flexbone Triple Option Is No Fun


As I’ve written here numerous times before, playing against this offense isn’t “fun”. It is nothing like what your opponents see everyday in practice. This gives you a tremendous advantage on Friday nights, and is just one of the many reasons to take a look at the Flexbone Association Academy this off-season. The very sound and disciplined Michigan State defense thinks the same thing. 

Part One – It’s System Based

Part Two – It Neutralizes Your Opponents Defensive Line

Part Three  – It’s Personnel Flexible

Part Four – It Focuses and Simplifies Practice

Part Five – It Makes Gameplanning Easier

Baylor has the No. 1-ranked offense in the nation, but Shilique Calhoun says Michigan State is fine with facing the Bears’ offense in the Cotton Bowl as opposed to the previously projected matchup against Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl

Everyone has seen Georgia Tech’s veer triple option offense, and I don’t think a lot of us wanted to play against that,” said Calhoun, surely aware of the number of cut blocks option teams typically use against defensive linemen.

“We would have went out and competed in the best way we could, but I think that playing against Baylor will be a lot more fun because it’s more like our offense,” Calhoun said. “Three-step drops, shot gun — that will be more fun for us because we played against it numerous times each and every day in practice.”

“I love pass rushing, and most defensive ends would rather pass rush than stop the run,” Calhoun said, “so it will be nice to play against those guys that want to throw the ball numerous times during a game. It’s a good time to perfect my pass rush.”

Calhoun said in his opinion playing Baylor affords the Spartans’ defense a greater margin for error than the Georgia Tech triple option would gave.

“Triple option can be a touchdown every play, too, if you’re not disciplined in all phases,” Calhoun said, asked about the Bears ability to score quickly. “Against a Baylor offense, if one person is out of position, we’re still fine. Against a Georgia Tech offense, if one person is out of position, that’s a touchdown.

“I’m not taking anything away from the Baylor offense, but it will be a lot more fun against Baylor than Georgia Tech.”

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