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There are few offensive football schemes as both simple and complex as the triple option. From the outside, it seems harmless enough--the quarterback either keeps the ball, hands it off to his fullback, or pitches it out to the tailback. It’s an offense that requires precision and teamwork, which is why all three service academies--Navy, Air Force and Army--all run some variation on the triple option.
Steve Addazio, the head coach of the Temple Owls, has plenty of experience with the triple option. As a head coach at Cheshire High School in Connecticut, he was head coach of a team that ran the ground-oriented offense.
“I know that offense...there’s been changes over the years but I can quickly adapt to those,” he said on Tuesday at the team’s weekly media luncheon. “Maybe it’s a double-edged sword because I also know what it can do to you.”
What the offense can do to a defense is similar to the Chinese Water Torture of collegiate football. The triple option is not an offense known...
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