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Oregon Spread Offense Tutorial #4: The Straddled Triple Option

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This play, the Oregon Straddled Triple Option, is the fourth most used running play by the Ducks and has an interesting twist that most have not noticed. I call it a “Straddled” Triple Option because we are not optioning all three choices to the same side as most teams do. We are running the Inside Zone Read to one side, and attacking the other side of the LOS with a Speed Double Option.
Thus we are attacking both sides of the LOS, and really SPREADING the defense. Let’s see how it works…