When I was a kid, way back in the late 50’s and 60’s the T formation was a pretty standard offense. Most pro teams ran what I called the “Pro Set” or “Split T”, which had two backs split behind the QB and two split receivers (shown below). Every opponent that I can remember playing against in high school played some sort of T formation. Some played the Wing-T but mostly it was the Pro Set. Heck, it was still popular with the pros until just a few years ago and is still a fine offense today. It’s just not popular right now.

Pro Set


But it came from the basic T formation which I call the “Fullhouse T” (shown below). Some call it the “Power T.”  Whatever YOU call it, this is definitely not a formation we see much today. Oh, maybe in short yardage or goal line situations but rarely do we see this as base formation used as a primary offense.

Fullhouse T


Well, guess what? It is used quite a bit as THE primary offensive formation in the midwest particularly in states like Wisconsin and Michigan. This is power football at it’s best. Some don’t like that style ( I do) because they feel it’s boring. Hey, to each his own. Is it a good offense? Of course it is. Every offense is good if it’s run right and every offense is bad if it’s not. Now, why do I bring this offensive formation up now? It just so happens that we here at Chiefpigskin are working at getting a presentation from a program from here in the midwest that runs what they call the “Power T” as their primary offense and we hope to be bringing it to you soon – so stay posted.

Can you guess who this is and under what coach?

Yep, Ohio State under Woody Hayes. He loved this style of football. Notice the 5-2 defense with 11 in the box. Buckle up your chinstraps baby this is gonna be rough!

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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.