…and that provides for an interesting twist in a game that should be a guaranteed “W”:
As spread offenses continue to grow at the high school level, even players haven’t seen much of the triple option.
“Watching film, it looks different to play against, but it’s all about guys going out and doing their keys and doing their job,” senior nose tackle Josh Chapman said. “You’re going to get a lot of cut blocks, and lot of different blocking schemes. … It’s about everybody going out and doing their job.”
Saban said this is a big week of preparation for his defense.
“How you play the blocks, who takes what on the option up front, how the linebackers and front fit together,” he said, listing several keys. “But then how the secondary rotates and where the run force comes from and the discipline you’ve got to have on the edges when they get the ball outside and pitch the ball.”
Cornerback DeQuan Menzie said he faced an option team in high school, “and it was very difficult.”
“You’ve got to look at the right stuff and if you don’t, it’s going to be real bad,” the senior said.