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February 2014

February 2014


Option Football - Few Plays, Many Ways, Part I

by: Paul Markowski
Assistant Coach, Army Sprint Football, and Shane Ziats, Assistant Coach, Mansfield University
© February 2014

Option football has been around for many decades. The vast majority of today’s collegiate and high school programs use some form of option in their offensive scheme.

Why run the option? Football is a “numbers game” where the offense tries to outnumber the defense at the point of attack. While there are more than a few ways to accomplish this goal, we believe that the option is by far the easiest and most effective way to ensure that your offense outnumbers the defense on every play.
 
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The acronym KISS means “Keep It Simple Stupid”. We are true believers in the KISS principle. This is especially important at the high school level as these programs are severely handicapped in how much time they have to practice and install their offensive and defensive schemes. Keeping the offensive playbo....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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