Triple Option

Submitted by DreadTheLocks on September 16th, 2010 at 3:46 PM

I'd love to see M break out the triple option this year with Hopkins as the dive back and Fitz as the pitch back.  Do you think it is in the playbook already, yet to be installed in the arsenal, or never gonna happen? If it is in the arsenal this year, when could we/I expect to see it??


West Texas Blue

September 16th, 2010 at 3:52 PM ^

2 RBs who have 1 combined carry are going to be on the field to run the triple option, which is a very disciplined scheme that requires alot of reps and good execution? Yeah I don't think so.  For now I think we need to establish a #1 RB and hone the zone read and running game before starting to bring out all the tricks in the playbook.  Look for a simple playbook against UMass, with all the RBs getting reps so we can figure out which RB we can count on to team up with Denard.


September 16th, 2010 at 3:55 PM ^

I don't think we will see any triple option from under center, but there is a great chance that we will eventually see it this year out of the shotgun.  RR and the offense are keeping it as plain as possible until the Big Ten schedule starts. 

Blue in sec country

September 16th, 2010 at 3:57 PM ^

If we are not going to use it consistently as part of the o, we should us it a couple of times so people prep for it. If we are going to use it, we should hold off as long as possible and kick someones ass with it.


September 16th, 2010 at 4:55 PM ^

That's a scheme that requires a tremendous amount of practice to get down the blocking assignments and timing, and it would be ill-advised to do that when DR and the rest of the offense are just now getting the hang of what RR wants them to do in the read option to begin with.

I do hope that before long they can make greater use of misdirection, counters, and reverses, though. With so much defensive attention being directed at DR, it would seem we could take advantage of over-pursuing.


September 16th, 2010 at 5:21 PM ^

The spread option creates many more mismatches than squeezing everyone together for an old style triple option.  At this point, Denard can pitch, keep, or pass.  Sounds like enough of a triple option to me.