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You Need Midline Triple Against Double Eagle

One of the many questions I’m asked seemingly at least once a week is, “what defense gives you the most trouble?” Here are some thoughts on practice scenarios and game planning. A few  defenses that coaches shudder to see are either the 3-3 defense or 5-3 defense, especially 5-3 double eagle defenses. We didn’t see […]

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Interview with Ricky Dobbs

Earlier this spring I solicited questions from high school coaches and high school quarterbacks to pose to former record setting Navy Quarterback Ricky Dobbs. His responses are below.  1. What system did you play in high school, and did you find the transition to the flexbone triple option offense hard? I played in a pro […]

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Flexbone Association December Mailbag

I am a little late in posting this one, in fact I’ll be able to put up the January mailbag here pretty soon as well. Here are the mailbag responses from November. I’ll will provide as concise answers as possible. Question One – From Utah – …..Against a 4-4 with two 2is two tight 5s […]

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Coach Niumatalolo 2009 WFCA Clinic Notes

 Keys to a Successful Offense (1) an identity – this is the same offense we ran in 1987 at Hawaii (2) a “philosophy  –          run the ball –          control the clock (time of possession – we want opponent to have 8 series max) –          pass for big plays (throw it over their heads) –          have […]

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Leverage Pitching

There is a better method for executing the 2nd phase of the triple option. First, let me ask this, how many times you have heard the following phrase. “If you run Flexbone, your quarterback takes too many hits, he’s going to get injured, and now your best player is sitting on the bench.” I have […]

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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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Managing the Utility of Rocket Toss: Part Five

The last installment of this series will examine ways to counter a defense that is running their five technique wide on the toss action or scraping their linebackers hard over the top. Parts one through four are here (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four) When we first look at a five technique running […]

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