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Hawk epitomizes new era of Navy offensive linemen

Jake Hawk epitomizes the development of the Navy offensive line during the current triple-option era. When Navy went to the Houston Bowl in 2003, the starting left tackle (Nick Wilson) weighed 264 pounds. That was typical along the line during the first decade as head coach Paul Johnson valued quickness and athleticism over size. In […]

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Against Georgia Tech, Vols’ defense has one option: ‘Owning your own responsibilities

Tennessee players will need to be on the same page defensively Labor Day night against the Georgia Tech triple-option offense. Second-year defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been stressing communication for some time in defending the unique attack that’s had success against other SEC teams. Tech went 3-0 against the SEC in 2016. “One of the […]

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Why Yukon’s Jeremy Reed believes triple option will work in Class 6A-I (OK)

Jeremy Reed hears the whispers and the concern. He’s even heard Yukon youth coaches question the validity of his flexbone offense built on the triple option. They’ve openly said their defenses can stop it. Reed, charged with turning around a downtrodden Yukon football program, can only laugh. The Millers, who open Friday at rival Mustang, […]

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Loggers Inexperienced, but Excited By Backfield Prospects (WA)

The Loggers don’t have a ton of experience, but there may be plenty of promise on the roster. Onalaska brings back just a handful of starters from last year’s 6-4 squad, but most of those returning reps are in the backfield. Lazaro Rodriguez and Ashton Haight are expected to get most of the carries in […]

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Why 2017 Will Be Different: A New Look at QB

At his first weekly press conference of the season, Paul Johnson provided an update on the offseason-long quarterback battle by… definitively ruling out redshirt junior Chase Martenson and true freshman Tobias Oliver. The first 2017 depth chart was the same, listing all four of the candidates for the starting job on the first string. Score […]

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GA TECH’S JOHNSON IN NO HURRY TO REVEAL STARTING QUARTERBACK

With less than a week to go before season opener against No. 25 Tennessee, Georgia Tech still hasn’t revealed who will start at quarterback. That’s not to say coach Paul Johnson is struggling with a decision. Coy as always, Johnson indicated Tuesday that he knows who will get the nod when the Yellow Jackets take […]

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Strength in numbers for Navy at slotback position

Navy slotbacks coach Danny O’Rourke insists there are no specific starters at his position. Senior captain Darryl Bonner and precocious sophomore Malcolm Perry may be listed atop the depth chart going into Friday night’s season opener at Florida Atlantic, but O’Rourke said there are four other slotbacks he has complete faith in. “I tell them […]

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