Option Football History: Split-T Player Characteristics

While great players aren’t necessary in many of the T-Offenses, it is important for players in different positions to have certain skill sets.

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. Position Requirements
8. Flexibility

As previously stated, the Split-T does not need exceptional players at each position to be successful. That being said, there are a few desirable characteristics that will help to make the offense more effective.

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