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January 1999

January 1999


Balance

Using The Triangle Principle For A Balanced Offense
by: Bill Cubit
Offensive Coordinator, Western Michigan University
© January 1999

Our basic offensive philosophy at Western Michigan is to remain as balanced and unpredictable as possible, by incorporating the run from a variety of looks (i.e., different combination of personnel, shifting, and motion) in as many different strategic situations as possible. Our balance is achieved by the percentage of run/pass relative to repititions, not yardage. As a result, we have a system that is flexible, simple to learn, and easily adapted to our personnel.

The quarterback is taught to learn in triangles where three receivers will be operating in an area in which one to two defenders dictate the decision process. Our Under and Cross series enable us to use a fairly extensive package with basic rules for our receivers. Basic rules for our receivers are as follows:

1. The called receiver will run an under route. If ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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