Category Archives: Paul Johnson

Option Quarterback: 10 Key Coaching Points

Option Quarterback: 10 Key Coaching Points

The option quarterback is the key component to an option football offensive scheme. His ability to make decisions within the context of the play directly affects the offenses ability to move the ball.  If the quarterback is unable to do this consistently, the offense will struggle to maintain any sustainability. Continue Reading

Option Football Mini Round Up…Motivation…GT to Big 10?

Option Football Mini Round Up…Motivation…GT to Big 10?

Three of the most notable option football teams in college football posted W’s yesterday while #2 Oregon lost, bringing its nation leading 13 game winning streak to an end. Navy defeated Texas St. 21-10, GT was all over Duke 42-24, and Air Force knocked off Hawaii 21-7. Not a bad weekend for some of college… Continue Reading

Dissecting the Option Football Read

Dissecting the Option Football Read

The most important aspect of option football is the read. It is the primary factor controlling whether or not your team will be successful. I have seen option football teams with good offensive lines and solid running backs have less than average results when the quarterback struggles to make the correct read. With this in mind lets explore how… Continue Reading

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

Georgia Tech Will Be Better in 2012

Georgia Tech Will Be Better in 2012

While casual football fans clamor over a quarterback who can throw a football 80 yards, or a speedy running back that can run a 4.4 second 40 yard-dash, coaches and analytical fans understand football is a game played on the line of scrimmage. It is the 18 inches of space in the trenches that ultimately decide how… Continue Reading

Welcome to the Optionfootball.net Blog

Welcome to the Optionfootball.net Blog

  This is the beginning of a blog where football matters. Where option football is considered the best way to chew up yardage and score points. And where coaches and fans of the game share their thoughts and opinions. I hope to provide a place where we can discuss the game of football, the option… Continue Reading