In a big runaway win from our Twitter Poll this week, the Veer Option received 35% of the vote! And I’m excited about that.
This episode won’t cover the entire offense, of course. That’s impossible. We’ll be focusing on The Split Back Inside Veer play.
Two whole episodes of old school (sort of) Option Football in a row! What a treat.
All the Spread Offense guys have left us by now. But we’re still having fun.
In today’s episode I’m going to go deep dive on the Inside Veer play. Everything you need to know.
We’ll talk about how to line up your offensive formation to get in the right places to attack. Then I’m going to talk about the basics of the blocking scheme for the Inside Veer.
After that, it’s all about the Option mechanics of the backfield. The dive, the keep, and the pitch.
I’ll close out the episode by talking about some of the counters and play action you can run off the Split Back Inside Veer play. It’s everything you need to get started with this Offense, and decide if you want to do more research.
If you decide to go further, you’ll want to check out these resources (I used these for this podcast)...
I love college football. That doesn’t mean I’m glued to the TV all day every Saturday. However, I’ll usually stop to watch Georgia Tech’s Flexbone Option Offense on the field for at least a series or two.
Not because I love Georgia Tech, let’s make that clear. I’m a lifelong UGA fan. But man, that offense is a thing of beauty.
Most people I talk to don’t understand it. They think the Flexbone Option Offense is boring to watch. Makes no sense to me.
How could anything be more exciting than Option Football!?
Oh well. At least there’s still a few schools out there doing something to excite us football coaches (and probably infuriate some of their boosters) every Saturday.
On this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, I’m going to look back at the foundations and origins of The Flexbone Option Offense.
Where did it come from? How did it get to where it is today?
Truth be told, there’s not a ton of information on this. Paul Johnson doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’s interested in writing a book. At least not yet.
We’ll take it back to the days of the Wishbone Option. And even before that. On up to those 1-AA National Championship teams at Georgia Southern in the 1980s and 1990s.
I’ll also talk about the basic concepts of the offense and what makes it unique. The Flexbone Option Offense is a lot of fun to watch, and it’ll be a lot of fun to talk about on this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast!
The mark of a great coach is the ability to adjust during the game. It’s not easy, and it takes a lot of experience. Adjusting your football run defense is no difference.
Unfortunately, a lot of the football run defense adjustments you make won’t work, just because the team you’re playing is flat-out better than you. Those game winning adjustments will be few and far between, no matter how good you are.
But there’s a chance. You will win some games in your career because of great adjustments for your football run defense.