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Virginia changing drills to battle Jackets’ option

Virginia’s defense has had its challenges this season, facing the likes of UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Notre Dame’s C.J. Prosise, Boise State’s offense, Syracuse’s Eric Dungey and North Carolina’s Marquise Williams. This Saturday, the Cavaliers face a different and unique challenge. It’s Paul Johnson’s option offense, something that for the last three years, UVa defensive coordinator […]

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BACK(S) TO THE FUTURE: GEORGIA TECH AND THE RETURN OF OPTION FOOTBALL

Here is a good article written by Michael Weinreb for Vice Sports, with some quotes I provided. The roots of option football are at least seven decades deep, and run back to a coach at the University of Missouri named Don Faurot, who invented a system known as the “split T” largely because he didn’t […]

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For Johnson It’s Always Personal

Paul Johnson has always had a chip on his shoulder when it comes to criticism of his precious triple-option football. “There are things Paul harbors, I believe, from years ago that still grate on him,” said Navy athletics director Chet Gladchuk. “The thought that his offense wouldn’t work at Navy or that it wouldn’t work […]

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Why Paul Johnson Still Runs Option and Why it Still Works

ATLANTA – Contrary to rumor, Paul Johnson’s office overlooking Bobby Dodd Stadium is not hewn out of rock. There are no cave drawings on the walls. He does not come to work at Georgia Tech wearing a Fred Flintstone animal skin. How far will Paul Johnson’s option offense take the Yellow Jackets this season? (Getty) […]

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Time for Some Debunking

I came across this article today and, well I don’t really know where to start; so I guess we will just take it one step at at time and debunk another set of myths. I’ll quote parts of the text with my commentary below.  Call it tradition. Call it scheme, call it fit, but even […]

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Story of the Season: Georgia Tech

The story of Georgia Tech’s season can essentially be boiled down to the story of its head coach’s career, a guy who has made a habit of proving others wrong by trusting his system and getting the proper pieces in place to buy into his brand of football. For years now, the heat had been […]

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The Twelve Foundational Pillars of Paul Johnson’s Program

HT to Football Scoop Paul Johnson has been in the game a long time. Speaking before close to 4,000 coaches at last week’s AFCA Convention, Johnson talked about his decision to jump into coaching college football, and how close it came to not happening. After graduating from Western Carolina in 1979, Johnson took a job […]

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