Monthly Archives: August 2012

Option Football History: Split-T Stances

Option Football History: Split-T Stances

In the last post we explored the play sequence developed by Coach Faurot for the Split-T. We discussed how his concepts and ideas were integral to option football development. We will continue to explore the mechanical aspects Faurot named as being important to the success of his scheme. Today we will discuss the backfield players stance’s and alignment.

1. Line Splits
2. Quarterback Path
3. Center/QB Exchange
4. Play Sequence
5. Backfield Stance
6. Ball Handling
7. Position Requirements
8. Flexibility

Faurot believed in putting his backfield players in a three-point stance to eliminate motion penalties while still giving them quickness on the snap count. He accomplished this by emulating the start position of track and field athletes. The primary difference is width of the feet and the placement of the off arm on the thigh.

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Option Football 2012!

Option Football 2012!

College football camps across the country opened up this week and needless to say I’m excited. We also start fall camp at the high school level next week. Ready to do some work! Anyway, I will be spending a lot of time watching and breaking down option football teams this fall. Be sure to check… Continue Reading

Option Football History: The Split-T Play Sequence

Option Football History: The Split-T Play Sequence

In the last post we explored the center/quarterback exchange in the Split-T and discussed how this was manipulated to help the quarterback get to his path more quickly.  We will continue to explore the mechanical aspects Faurot named as being important to the success of his scheme. Today we will discuss play sequence. Line Splits Quarterback Path Center/QB… Continue Reading

Option Football History: The Split-T Center/QB Exchange

Option Football History: The Split-T Center/QB Exchange

In the last post we explored the quarterbacks path in the Split-T and discussed how this helped to make the offense more effective.  We will continue to explore the mechanical aspects Faurot named as being important to the success of his scheme. Today we will discuss how Faurot taught the Center/QB Exchange . Line Splits Quarterback… Continue Reading

Option Football History: The Split-T’s Innovative Quarterback Path

In and earlier post we discussed the line splits used against different fronts within Don Faurot’s Split-T offense. As stated before, Faurot identified nine mechanical aspects of his offense that he felt separated the Split-T from other systems. Line Splits Quarterback Path Center/QB Exchange Play Sequence Backfield Stance Ball Handling Position Requirements Flexibility In today’s post,… Continue Reading