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August 2000

August 2000


Unusual Options

by: Tony DeMeo
Head Coach, Washburn University
© August 2000

Head Coach, Washburn University

With the coming of eight-man front defenses, popularized by Virginia Tech and the use of zone blitzes, bear blitzes and other pressure defenses, the option game has resurfaced in college football. Just about every team, regardless of their offensive philosophy, has added some form of an option attack to their playbook. I think everyone realizes the value of a mobile quarterback and it seems logical to use his mobility to run an occasional option to keep the defense honest. We pick a couple of unique options per game to use in conjunction with our traditional options to spice up our game plan that we use.

SHOT GUN OPTIONS

Frank Solich at Nebraska does a great job of running this option. It's a single lead option offense that is ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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