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!