Friday, January 25, 2008

The Triple Option Playbook - OL Misconceptions

There's a misconception that the triple option works better with smaller, faster O-lineman, and people look at Navy's track record for justification. That couldn't be further from the truth. Well, actually it's half-right. Fast = good for the TO. Slow = bad for the TO. However, big and fast is better.

At Navy Paul Johnson couldn't go after big guys. There were many reasons including recruiting limitations at Navy and size restrictions.

So the mantra for the TO now that PJ can recruit IA high-level talent is................ Fast + Big = Best. So if you run across any 6'6" 320lb high school kids who run a 4.7-40, why don't you drop PJ a note.