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Tennessee Vols have a line on Georgia Tech triple option, but it’s costly

KNOXVILLE — If you’re going to play Georgia Tech, play the Yellow Jackets first. But don’t play Georgia Tech. That would be one of my rules as a college athletics director, though as a college football fan I would watch Paul Johnson’s Yellow Jackets every week if I could. The “flexbone” triple-option offense is a fascinating […]

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Georgia Tech quarterback battle ongoing

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is faced with a decision he has not had to make in three years: choosing a starting quarterback. He’s in no rush. The Yellow Jackets must replace Justin Thomas, who led them to a pair of bowl victories —including an Orange Bowl triumph that capped an 11-win season in 2014. […]

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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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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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