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November 2000

November 2000


What\'s the Rush?

The G-Option adds versatility to game
by: Barney Cotton
Offensive Coordinator, New Mexico State
© November 2000

When New Mexico State head coach Tony Samuel selected a coaching staff to join him in Las Cruces three years ago, the first priority was to put a physical team on the field. The other coaches and I made a commitment to run the ball. During the past two seasons, the Aggies were ranked 7th and 13th in rushing offense.

Since all of the coaches have worked with Nebraska teams, it's easy to understand why the option is an integral part of our offensive package. The G-Option is one of the options we use.

The G-Option is a versatile option that can be run either to the tight end side or open side of a two-back, I-formation set. It is an option that allows the quarterback to use the force player and not take the punishment from a hard-crashing rush end.

Our rules up front are:

* Tight End - Left, linebacker

* Right Tackle - Left, ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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