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Flexbone/Triple Option 101

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffNut99, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    ..at least how GA Tech is employing it currently. I think I'll be happy with CU's offense this year, but CU was never more exciting than when we were running the wishbone/option.

    The article is a very good writeup with some interesting play-by-play video as well:

    http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/2009/06/why-you-cant-just-play-assignment.html
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    love smart football site.
     
  3. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Option football was one of those things that made college ball so much better than the NFL. Too bad it's nearly extinct.
     
  4. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Interesting. The basic concepts are no different than what we ran in HS. The more things change...
     
  5. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I watched as many Georgia Tech games as I could last year. It is just such a fun style.

    I think the spread gets really boring after like 5 minutes.
     
  6. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    everyone loved it because our teams that ran it were good. and i like the style of it better too.

    but, let's also admit that, when our Buffs got behind in a game, catching up was always a huge concern because of the type of offense being run.

    all of our best teams have been running teams. but, you don't have to be a 'bone team to run well.

    the 2001 team ran well. so did the 94 team. so did the 70 team. none of them were flexbone.

    i want an offense that is physically punishing and that means running effectively. but, i also want the ability to come back in a hurry if we get behind. the 01 team threw the ball "well enough" and obviously the 94 team with kordell and westbrook and johnson. the 89 and 90 teams, man, when they got far behind, it was always a huge challenge. hagan was the greatest ever to play qb at CU, but he was hardly a prolific passer.
     
  7. BornRed

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    I will always be a fan of option football. The key to that style of offense is ground and pound and not get down early. I really miss the days of ole Big 8 football and the option teams it had in it.
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    **** the spread offense.
     
  9. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Post of the EVAR!
     
  10. DBT

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    The story I go by is that my high school's old coach (1960's), Emory Ballard, developed/invented the wishbone and took it to UT.
     
  11. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Fixed.
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I could see a variation of the option making an appearance at CU this year. With both Scott and Speedy in the backfield at the same time, we'll have the ability to option to DScott if the safeties play back and the LB's don't commit, and to pitch to Speedy on the corner if they do.
     
  14. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    :yeahthat:

    I would still rather watch a good wish/flexbone offense than any other style of football there is.... :huh:
     
  15. BroncoBuff

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    "Wishbone." Gawd that conjurs some heady 80's memories ...

    A modified wishbone/option would be a dream come true.
     
  16. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Very cool site.
     
  17. MiamiBuffs

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    :confused:





    :doh:

    :smile2:
     
  18. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Those are some serious splits in that video.
     
  19. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    How about this offense:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbGpbn3A9_s"]YouTube - split-t football[/ame]
     

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