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September 2005

September 2005


The Wing-T: An Offense for the Ages

Why is The Wing-T One of the Most Popular Offenses?
by: Patrick Finley
© September 2005

Jim Roth taught the Delaware Wing-T in a week. Granted, it was a very basic version. It was for an all-star game at the end of last season, and Roth already had one running back from his own team in the backfield. Two other running backs already had experience using a two-point stance, so the Wing-T wasn’t that different.

The offensive system itself, based on timing, deception and athletic blocking schemes, worked. Roth’s team won, 29-7.

“I had a lot of coaches saying we couldn’t run it in a week,” Roth said. “I don’t think I would do it again because it was more work and more difficult to install and try to run. And for whatever reason, that’s always been kind of taboo – to run that offense in an all-star game.”

There is a stigma about the Wing-T among non-believers.

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