Wishbone VariationsWishbone coaches use a variety of sets to compliment their base formation. Below are some of the more common sets used. The Double Tight version of the Wishbone is often used as a base set. The Wishbone Spread formation will used by coaches who want to spread a defense out and have more options in the passing game. The Wingbone is another variation that provides more options in the passing game as well as gives the wing back different advantages when getting leverage to make blocks.