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    Triplet Backfield Formation

    I like how different we look. Three Backs and our QB in Shot Gun..it kinda looks like a Power T, but with our QB in the Gun, we also passed out of it and option.

    I've never seen another team run this formation and it seems totally opposite of the Spread.

    Can anybody explain why we line up like this; what down & distance will we run it ? Ever see any other team run it?


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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Dana Holgorson invented it last year at Okie State. I don't know how it's used, to be honest. It's a good way to get more RB's out there, that's for sure.



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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Another thread said Oklahoma ran it last year and several other teams this year. THe players can move very late out of formation to get top a receiver position. It looks like it has a lot of potential to cause problems for the defenses.


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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloup View Post
    Dana Holgorson invented it last year at Okie State. I don't know how it's used, to be honest. It's a good way to get more RB's out there, that's for sure.
    Holgerson ran it at Houston the year before he was at OSU, and at times it was deadly.

    He liked to cross the RB's in front of the QB and force the LB's to really work covering all those players. But with all the crossing it sometimes popped open for big runs when the QB would hand off.

    Hopefully Herman has studied how Dana ran it.


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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    They are calling it the diamond formation apparently. Here's an article where Herman talks about it. Go Cyclones - ISU hopes diamond makes offense shine



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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Holgorsen is still running it at WVU too. I think it's his way of keeping defenses honest and differentiating from a Mike Leach air-raid.


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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    If you're making a custom playbook in NCAA 12 the formation is called "Pistol - Full House"

    FYI.



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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    If you're making a custom playbook in NCAA 12 the formation is called "Pistol - Full House"

    FYI.
    Yup. Been using it for a while now. Running doesn't work the best, but the double screen is golden for short yardage (2-point conversions).

    Also, I saw Okie State run it quite a bit against Arizona. They ran an outside sweep, having one of the side RBs coming across the QB for the handoff and the other side RB lead blocking. The deep RB would get a fake handoff going the opposite way to keep the defense honest. I don't know if I did a good job of describing that.



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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    They are calling it the diamond formation apparently. Here's an article where Herman talks about it. Go Cyclones - ISU hopes diamond makes offense shine
    Thanks, Great Article.

    + Any back can line up in any spot and be a decoy, Blocker or ball carrier
    + Forces one-on-one coverage on the outside receivers.
    + Creates extra gaps on the Line.
    + Opens up the offense for big plays both on run and pass.
    + Gets our stable of good running backs on the field at one time.

    Kind of interesting: ".... Herman thought execution in the diamond was “so-so” against the Hawkeyes...."


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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    i dont remember this formation during the game. Anyone remember when we used it?



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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Thanks, Great Article.

    + Any back can line up in any spot and be a decoy, Blocker or ball carrier
    + Forces one-on-one coverage on the outside receivers.
    + Creates extra gaps on the Line.
    + Opens up the offense for big plays both on run and pass.
    + Gets our stable of good running backs on the field at one time.

    Kind of interesting: ".... Herman thought execution in the diamond was “so-so” against the Hawkeyes...."
    I agree. When I saw Okie State run it, I loved it. We didn't run it nearly as well. Of course, they are in the top 10, I would expect them to run it better.



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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    i dont remember this formation during the game. Anyone remember when we used it?
    you must have fell asleep during the game. we used it quite a bit.


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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    shot gun offense really isn't any different than under center. and its getting more and more like old style football all the time.



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    Re: Triplet Backfield Formation

    As long as it leads to game winning TD's, than I don't care what formation we use...
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