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Offline Vince148

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Just got this through our MelCat Library system.

The Split-Line T Offense by Alonso "Jake" Gaither. 1963.

Here are his advocated splits...C/G: 4.5'; G/T: 3'; T/E: 6'
The conventional split T was 33' across while Gaither's spreads to 48'.

He discusses the various blocks and pass protections against defenses that one may normally see at the youth level, 5-4, WT6, 7 diamond, and gap.

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Re: If you want to run megasplits, here are books you might want to read.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 08:48:32 AM »
Another book from IL loan. Have only glanced through it. "Coaching Football's Pro Wishbone Attack" by Rollie Robbins with Jim Hall.

They advocate 3 different sets of splits...
Base is 2' b/w C/G; 3' b/w G/T; 9' from T/TE. SE is 9 yards.
Wide: C/G: 3'; G/T: 4-5'; T/TE: 12'; SE 5 yards from sideline.
Tight: C/G: 1'; G/T: 2', T/TE: 6'; SE 5 yards from T.

I've already ordered the Split-Line T from Amazon.
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Re: If you want to run megasplits, here's a book you might want to read.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 01:07:04 PM »
Or you could just read DumCoach's advice on adjustable splits for free here.

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Re: If you want to run megasplits, here's a book you might want to read.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 01:32:09 PM »
Or you could just read DumCoach's advice on adjustable splits for free here.
Yes, you can, and I already do. But sometimes it's good to have information that is specific to how you wish to apply it.
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Re: If you want to run megasplits, here's a book you might want to read.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 04:54:21 PM »
I just bought the first book. I'll see if I can get the wishbone book from my library.
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