He is a protege of Paul Johnson, this is the system he runs, and you're probably right that it will scare off some foolish teams.Is his thing the triple option though? Or does he do that simply because of personnel at Army?
If it’s the former, that would probably scare away some suitors.
I don’t think it’s COMPLETELY foolish though, depending on the schools recruited athletes and why exactly they have a coaching vacancy.He is a protege of Paul Johnson, this is the system he runs, and you're probably right that it will scare off some foolish teams.
But the reason why is this silly notion that it's a system implemented "because of personnel". Monken has wildly succeeded with this system as an assistant playing with and against major conference athletes at Georgia Tech (where they won the ACC in year 2), as a head coach in FCS (including a win over Florida), and now at a previously moribund service academy.
The idea that running triple option is some little guy gimmick is totally irrational.
That's a fair point. Personnel-wise it does require a team to find an electric triggerman like Isaiah Williams to play QB, and that can be toughif a school is replacing a successful coach who has retired or moved on to bigger things, it would behoove them to keep that train rolling.
No that's the thing, he doesn't NEED to become a decent passer in the traditional D1 football sense. What he needs is to be is a great decision maker with the ball.If IW can become a decent passer, he would kill in a triple option offense. (Depending on how durable he is I guess)
I am an Air Force grad and while Troy Calhoun has installed a few more wrinkles in the passing game than Army/Navy, the triple option is our base offense.It is probably my favorite football offense in the entire world.
The problem with the triple option is staying ahead of the chains. A holding penalty (shoot a false start penalty) is a drive killer since it negates your possible 3-7 yard gain,No that's the thing, he doesn't NEED to become a decent passer in the traditional D1 football sense. What he needs is to be is a great decision maker with the ball.