This is a discussion on Not the only Option in the ACC anymore? within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Sounds like Duke will be running a new offense - the single wing. Great, the GT Duke game just got ...
Sounds like Duke will be running a new offense - the single wing. Great, the GT Duke game just got more painful, ha.
Wow, interesting. Stylee and DCS will be happy.
DCS: "I'll give Helluva the nod on this one."
11 out of 12. When will this stop?
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GT uniform critic.
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You can run option stuff out of the single wing, but that's not generally what it's known for. Interested to see what they do. But...screw Duke.
UNC, Clemson, and BC all running the option.
everybody runs the option whether they call it that or not, some more sophisticated -- GT -- and some less -- Oregon -- and some secretly -- Meyer and OSU. In my mind the pistol is nothing more than the single wing with more options tossed in, though when I ran it as a HS freshman we had at least four options and various "misdirections" although we didn't call them that back then. It was just kind of "fake it here and run there" football. I'm betting Cutcliffe is running the pistol with a wrinkle. Good for him. (And note that two years ago Clemson's awkward attempts at the "options" were ruined by a QB being 15 pounds overweight. 2012 was a lot different and 20 pounds lighter, though.)
Running a few option plays once or twice a game doesn't make you an option offense. My impression from the article was that they would be heavy option. Maybe not.
Sounds like an ugly formation anyway. Ha.
I remember playing defense against the Tennessee single wing offense. The true single wing would option off a dive to the blocking back. But, it was primarily a power running offense. We defensed it by having one linebacker key the blocking back. We would also match up man to man with their unbalanced line by moving the power side linebacker out to the defensive end position. If they ran a power sweep to the strong side, the linebacker playing DE would simply sacrifice himself by taking out at least three of the blockers and let the rest of our defense make the tackle. It worked very well and we won in Knoxville.
The next year, they dropped the single wing.
I am not sure that Duke is really going to run an old style single wing a la Tennessee or UCLA.
It will be interesting to see what they do. But since we play them early it puts a lot of pressure on our new defensive coach.