Option Football

In the last two posts the Option I has been the featured presentation. The Dive Option, which looks like triple option, has been the subject. OK, now we’re going to show the different looks by running the basic two formations of the offense. If you need review, just take a look at the last two posts.



Weak Side Option –  Left 32 Fire

Play side guard and play side tackle down block with a fire block. Defensive end is not blocked. If DE starts to squeeze down – then go to 38 for option on the perimeter. Weak side option can be very effective because the O linemen get great blocking angles on the weak side.

Twins Left 33 Fire



Twins Left 38 Veer

Can you run option into the boundary? Sure. Example below, the ball is on the right hash and the defense is over playing Twins and playing the wide side of the field.

From just two formations the dive option can have several different looks depending on where the ball is and how the defense is playing. Next post – the 40’s series.


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Coach Albaugh coached high school football in Illinois for 28 years. During that time he coached at every level and on both sides of the ball. He was the offensive and defensive line coach for four undefeated teams and was a defensive coordinator in his last 11 years, twice reaching the semi finals of the Illinois state playoffs.