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A “Ballsy” Fake Punt

Author: Sean Orr Originally Published: April 2, 2007 The football season of 2006 was a very interesting one for me. It was my first season back coaching high school football after spending the previous 6 coaching at a junior college. It would also mark the first time in 2 years that I would not be […]

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Plays From The Distant Past, Part 4

Author: Ted Seay Originally Published: June 28, 2005 The American Boy, 1916 Part 4 Coaches: Note the similarity of the two plays below to the dive option series from the Split T which came along 30 years later. A Clever Fake Play By Dr. Paul Withington, of Harvard, Head Coach University of Wisconsin “I should […]

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Plays From The Distant Past, Part 3

Author: Ted Seay Originally Published: June 13, 2005 The American Boy, 1916 Part 3 End Run From Punt Formation by William H. Hollenback, of Pennsylvania, Head Coach Syracuse University The run from the kick formation is probably the strongest running play in modern football. The secret of its success lies in getting the line-men into […]

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Plays From The Distant Past, Part 2

Author: Ted Seay Originally Published: April 15, 2005 The American Boy, 1916 Part 2 A Trick Play From Punt Formation By Dan McGugin, of Michigan Head Coach, Vanderbilt University “I have used this pay a number of times against college teams, and with considerable success. It is especially good by a team which has been […]

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Plays From The Distant Past, Part 1

Author: Ted Seay Originally Published: March 14, 2005 The American Boy, 1916 Part 1 The following plays and descriptions were taken directly from the October, 1916 edition of The American Boy magazine. I will be reproducing a couple of plays and their descriptions, by some of the greatest coaches of the first two decades of […]

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