56 minutes | Sep 17th 2020

Expanding Your Playbook With Option Football

There’s an old saying among option football coaches. OK, really it’s among all football coaches… mostly old football coaches.

If you can’t block ’em, read ’em.

Pretty simple. When you don’t have anybody that can take that guy 1 on 1, you always have another option.

Just make him wrong, no matter what he does.

That’s the premise behind option football. Make one guy wrong, no matter what he does.

For coaches running a true option football system, this is a way of life. Let nothing get in the way of reading the guy that’s causing problems.

Then there’s the rest of us. We run an offense that is not based solely on reading defenders. Are we left out of the option offense goodness?


In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, I’ll show you how to expand your offensive playbook using option football principles. Without confusing your players and causing a total disaster in the backfield.

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