Football 101: Option football
Originally Published: September 30, 2004By Bob Davie | Special to ESPN Insider
One of the things that separates college football from the NFL is the diversity of offensive schemes that you see every week. The triple option is unique to college football and it will be showcased Thursday night when Navy travels to Colorado Springs to play the Air Force Academy. Most defensive coordinators will tell you that in this era of spread offenses and various versions of the West Coast offense, option football is still the most difficult offense to defend. Fisher DeBerry's success at Air Force and the remarkable turnaround Paul Johnson has enjoyed at Navy are directly the result of triple option football.
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