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© August, 2010
Utilizing Multiple Formations To Confuse The Defense

by Scott Murdock
Offensive Coordinator, Valley High School (NV)

An offensive coordinator who is running a multiple style of offense with many different types of formations can make a defensive coordinator’s head spin.  It can cause confusion and produce success for an offense. Can it also cause problems for an offense? 

    In my third year as an OC in 2007, I was asked to run a multiple style of offense. I took the challenge, planned extensively, and was able to teach over 30 different formations and numerous run and pass plays. The team won its first game – putting 30 points on the board – and we were very excited about the possibilities that year. Throughout the season, though, things changed. As ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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