Why the Triple option works.
Posted on: September 23, 2011 12:44 am
In todays college football world the fad is the so called sexy spread offense. The shotgun, the pistol, wide recivers all over, quick passes and throwing to the running back. This kind of offense does work the down side is a fast aggressive defense can stop it most of the time. When you look at the triple option, wishbone, and power I formations that are becoming a thing of the past you get basic smash mouth run run run offense. Running this triple option is risky because if a defense is ready for it then you are going to have a long day. The fact is in college football today most defenses are fast and aggressive not big and strong. Georgia Tech is putting up crazy numbers this year with the wishbone and Navy is giving good teams headaches with the same offense because most opponents dont practice for this run heavy offense. LSU runs a power I with a big natural full back and they are having great success. These three teams can beat any team on any given day because they play what used to be the norm in college football. Call me crazy but I say forget the " wild cat " and give me a full back a fast running back and a large O line anyday.