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Old Nebraska I formation playbook
« on: November 27, 2016, 10:03:18 PM »
Hello Coaches,
   Happy holidays.  Does anyone have an old Nebraska I formation playbook( 80's or 90's) willing to share?
 

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Re: Old Nebraska I formation playbook
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 02:31:39 PM »
If you Google Tom Osborne playbook...5 downloads pop up
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Re: Old Nebraska I formation playbook
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 02:40:16 PM »
Like Zach said, it's easy to google playbooks.  I think Scribd has some.

The offense could get pretty complicated.  If you want to run it at the youth level, you'll need to simplify a lot.  Thankfully, there was very little triple option.

Core run blocking schemes were Inside Zone, Outside Zone, Power, Counter, Iso, and Trap with Veer, Base, G, and Pin and Pull schemes mixed in, all of which would be ran to the different backs from different formations.

Almost all the option was double option: Inside Zone Dives with Outside Zone Double Options to pitch off the force player, Trap and Trap Option, "G" blocked Belly and Belly Option, etc.  People called it "triple option" but it wasn't even close--you can clearly see there's no dive read on most of the plays when you watch film, but rather, there was just a quick flash fake to freeze the defense.

The basic idea with the option game was to get the defense flowing fast to the outside, them up the middle with the FB dives and Traps when they started overpursuing.  The Pro I stuff (Power, Counter, Iso, Outside Zone) was meant to feed their stud TBs and just run over the teams they were superior than up front.

Osborne was great at using every variation of the I formation known to man to leverage a defense into giving him what he wanted.

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Re: Old Nebraska I formation playbook
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 08:34:14 PM »
Like Zach said, it's easy to google playbooks.  I think Scribd has some.

The offense could get pretty complicated.  If you want to run it at the youth level, you'll need to simplify a lot.  Thankfully, there was very little triple option.

Core run blocking schemes were Inside Zone, Outside Zone, Power, Counter, Iso, and Trap with Veer, Base, G, and Pin and Pull schemes mixed in, all of which would be ran to the different backs from different formations.

Almost all the option was double option: Inside Zone Dives with Outside Zone Double Options to pitch off the force player, Trap and Trap Option, "G" blocked Belly and Belly Option, etc.  People called it "triple option" but it wasn't even close--you can clearly see there's no dive read on most of the plays when you watch film, but rather, there was just a quick flash fake to freeze the defense.

The basic idea with the option game was to get the defense flowing fast to the outside, them up the middle with the FB dives and Traps when they started overpursuing.  The Pro I stuff (Power, Counter, Iso, Outside Zone) was meant to feed their stud TBs and just run over the teams they were superior than up front.

Osborne was great at using every variation of the I formation known to man to leverage a defense into giving him what he wanted.

there was no triple - Osborne didnt buy into the option football methods.

1) get Milt's book "The Assembly line"
2) focus on belly (give and option), IZ, and OZ.
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Re: Old Nebraska I formation playbook
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 08:48:45 PM »
there was no triple - Osborne didnt buy into the option football methods.

1) get Milt's book "The Assembly line"
2) focus on belly (give and option), IZ, and OZ.

"The Assembly Line" specifically mentions them running veer... about 4 times a season.  It was there, just in a very small quantity.  I don't know if they called the dives or not, but that would make sense.

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Re: Old Nebraska I formation playbook
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 08:52:20 PM »
"The Assembly Line" specifically mentions them running veer... about 4 times a season.  It was there, just in a very small quantity.  I don't know if they called the dives or not, but that would make sense.

as far as i can remember (need to reread it) every dive was called or not. so it was never true triple.
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