Author Archives: Levi Steier

Split-T Flexibility Is Why We Have Option Football

Split-T Flexibility Is Why We Have Option Football

In the last post we explored the ideal player characteristics identified by Don Faurot for his Split-T offense. Today we will close this series by illustrating how the flexibility of the Split-T and Faurot’s vision of implementing fast break concepts into football paved the way for more modern and complex option football schemes. 1. Line Splits… Continue Reading

Option Football History: Split-T Player Characteristics

Option Football History: Split-T Player Characteristics

In the last post we explored the stances developed by Coach Faurot for the Split-T backfield. We will continue to explore the mechanical aspects Faurot named as being important to the success of his scheme. Today we will discuss positional requirements for the Split-T. 1. Line Splits 2. Quarterback Path 3. Center/QB Exchange 4. Play Sequence 5. Backfield Stance 6. Ball Handling 7.… Continue Reading

Option Football History: Split-T Ball Handling

Option Football History: Split-T Ball Handling

In the last post we explored the stances developed by Coach Faurot for the Split-T backfield. We will continue to explore the mechanical aspects Faurot named as being important to the success of his scheme. Today we will discuss ball handling for the Split-T. 1. Line Splits 2. Quarterback Path 3. Center/QB Exchange 4. Play Sequence 5. Backfield Stance 6. Ball Handling 7.… 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

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