Tex-Bone by Joe Austin

Who is Coach Austin?

Joe-Austin Tex-Bone

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century. This new system combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all.

Available

  • FREE Course: Overview of Triple Option
  • TEX-BONE Formation Tempo Backfield Numbering
  • TEX-BONE Power Option & Power Read Pass
  • TEX-BONE G-Load and Iso Pass
  • TEX-BONE Double Pull Power Pass
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  • FREE Course: Overview of Triple Option
  • TEX-BONE OFFENSIVE LINE BLOCKING
  • TEX-BONE PRE SEASON PREPARATION
  • TEX-BONE GAME PLAN CONSIDERATION & READY LIST
  • TEX-BONE RB & QB DRILLS
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  • TEX-BONE Formation Tempo Backfield Numbering
  • TEX-BONE Power Option
  • TEX-BONE G-Load Option
  • TEX-BONE Double Pull Power
  • TEX-BONE Speed Option
  • TEX-BONE Power Read
  • TEX-BONE Inside and Outside Veer Option
  • TEX-BONE Isos & Counters
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  • FREE Course: Overview of Triple Option
  • TEX-BONE Formation Tempo Backfield Numbering
  • TEX-BONE Power Option
  • TEX-BONE G-Load Option
  • TEX-BONE Double Pull Power
  • TEX-BONE Speed Option
  • TEX-BONE Power Read
  • TEX-BONE Inside and Outside Veer Option
  • TEX-BONE Isos & Counters
  • TEX-BONE Power Option & Power Read Pass
  • TEX-BONE G-Load and Iso Pass
  • TEX-BONE Double Pull Power Pass
  • TEX-BONE PERIMETER & WING BLOCKING
  • TEX-BONE OFFENSIVE LINE BLOCKING
  • TEX-BONE PRE SEASON PREPARATION
  • TEX-BONE GAME PLAN CONSIDERATION & READY LIST
  • TEX-BONE RB & QB DRILLS
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  • TEX-BONE Formation Tempo Backfield Numbering
  • TEX-BONE Power Option
  • TEX-BONE G-Load Option
  • TEX-BONE Double Pull Power
  • TEX-BONE Speed Option
  • TEX-BONE Power Read
  • TEX-BONE Inside and Outside Veer Option
  • TEX-BONE Isos & Counters
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What is in the course?

FREE Course: Overview of Triple Option

Coach Austin goes over in great detail the concepts behind Double & Triple Option.

  • DOUBLE OPTION: Coach shows how this concept is ran in the Zone Read game, Under Center, Pistol, and Shotgun
  • TRIPLE OPTION: Coach goes thru the details of who is the Pitch Key
  • DIVE PHASE. He goes thru the fine points so that there are no fumbles during the exchange
  • PITCH PHASE: Starting with aiming points and landmarks, motion, and how far away the pitch man should be from the QB
  • COACHING THE QB: Coach Austin goes into great detail of the 4 Parts of the Perfect Pitch

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

TEX-BONE Formation Tempo Backfield Numbering

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

  • Marriage of triple option and spread formations.
  • Traditional option schemes; non- traditional option alignments.
  • Spread defensive philosophies provide predictable alignments.
  • Unpredictable to defend - every play could be spread or option-based.

Running triple option out of shotgun eliminates the need to motion the running back into pitch postion 

Drawback of flexbone is not knowing how the team you’re going to play is going to line up….

But spread formations are easy to predict how your opponent is going to line up

ECONOMY OF TECHNIQUES

The Tex-Bone has very few techniques to teach.  These few techniques apply to all the different plays.

Rules are the same no matter where they line up.

ADAPT OFFENSE TO YOUR PERSONNEL

So many coaches are stubborn and try to make their players fit the offense they run.  How many teams try to run No-Huddle, Spread Air Raid with a 5’8″ QB, receivers with 5 flat 40-times, and 190-lb linemen?

The TEX-BONE for the 21ST CENTURY is able match the genetics of your players to roles that they’re well suited for.  If a player is not great on the pitch, for example, we don’t ask him to be our pitch player. 

You find the parts of the offense this offense match your players for that year.

It’s like the tool box in your garage.  There are tools that you don’t use every year.

TEX-BONE system is that tool box.  Every year you might use a different tool, but the SYSTEM never changes.

TEX-BONE Power Option

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines Traditional Option with Modern Spread in a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

POWER OPTION

The TEX-BONE System is built upon the POWER OPTION play.  The TEX-BONE is the First Option System to use Power as its base scheme.

BENEFITS
  • Creates Horizontal space across the line of scrimmage which creates large running lanes for dive back and a wider alley for the Quarterback.
  • Good vs every front; RUN IT AGAINST ANYTHING ANYTIME.
  • Good against blitz. NO CHECKS, EVER !!! You can always run it the way it was called.
  • Rule based play. Offensive players do not slow down if defense shifts.
  • Easily paired with play-action and other run plays...These have been around longer than Jon Gruden's "Spider 2Y Bananna!"

TEX-BONE G-Load Option

G-LOAD OPTION is The Swiss Army Knife of the Tex-Bone

Combines Traditional Option with Modern Spread in a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

BENEFITS
  • It is a Rule Based Play, allowing your players to be aggressive. CAN BE BLOCKED versus ANY FRONT.
  • Good against every front or blitz. With Just a Few Adjustments, the G-Load Option can adapt to whatever front or pressure they see in front of them.
  • Always sounds on the backside because it's a gap scheme.
  • Natural play action progressions for big plays.

TEX-BONE Double Pull Power

The “Smash – Mouth” Down Hill play of the Tex–Bone

Combines Traditional Option with Modern Spread in a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

BENEFITS
  • Two pullers allows for a playside DOUBLE TEAM (vertical displacement),
  • Good against every front – no checks!!!
  • BUILT-IN BLITZ PROTECTION. Good versus any pressure because LB'ers are accounted for by Wings and pulling Guard.
MULTIPLE BALL CARRIERS S
  • QB can run the ball on this play out of Empty Sets.
  • FB carries ball downhill at the double team with puller in front.
  • Wildcat.
MULTIPLE FORMATION STRUCTURES
  • with or without a TIGHT END.

TEX-BONE Speed Option

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

This new system combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Speed Option evolved from the University of Nebraska I-Back to the Spread Offenses who eliminated the lead back altogether. 

This play is a GREAT solution to defensive pressure and line game movements.

It is basically an Outside zone play with reach and scoop blocking.

Contain player become pitch key, which is usually the defenive end.

BENEFITS
  • Gets to the edge really fast. This stops defenses from "back-gapping" or blitzing LB'ers into inside gaps.
  • Dissuades pressure and line games. A defense who loops or twists away from the play is dead in the water.
  • Can be executed from any formation/personnel.
  • Multiple backfield alignments allowing you to be very multiple.

TEX-BONE Power Read

POWER READ adds Diversity to the spread run game

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Power Read has become the Power Play of One-Back spread football.

DOUBLE OPTION PLAY.

Typically, a running back runs a sweep path with the quarterback serving as the dive back.

Rather than blocking the contain player, the contain player is the “optioned”.  If this contain player doesn’t tackle the Running Back who is running sweep to the sideline, the QB will hand it off to that back.

If the contain player starts to chase the sweeping back, the QB pulls and runs off-tackle as a dive back. 

TEX-BONE

The Power Read adapts TEX-BONE’s base option play to spread & empty formations, and adds motions.

Can also be ran from option-heavy formations.

SEVERAL perimeter blocking options.  (3 vs 3 stalk, 3 vs 3 cross, 3 vs 3 crack-kick).

TEX-BONE Inside and Outside Veer Option

VEER option ran out of PISTOL & SHOTGUN Formations

Ran at BOTH the 1 and 3-techniques !!!

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

ONE OF SIMPLEST BLOCKING SYSTEMS IN ALL OF FOOTBALL

Do Your Linemen Play Slow and Are Not Aggressive?  

Could It Be Because they are confused and thinking to much?

  • VEER uses a Simple Down blocking scheme that goes super fast through to the Linebackers
  • Can be run at One-Tech or Three-Tech with no changes.
  • No pulling linemen takes care of inside blitzing and forces LB'ers to stay home.

What Are You Doing vs “SQUEEZE & SCRAPE” defenses?  

Coach Austin’s answer can be used by INSIDE ZONE teams

HISTORY

Split Back Veer from Under Center emerged in the 1960’s, credited to head coach Bill Yeoman of University of Houton.   Fellow Hall-of-Fame coach Tom Osborne used the Veer extensively, winning several national titles at University of Nebraska out of the I-Back formation.  The Veer gained notoriety in the spread genre when Rich Rodriguez ran it at West Virginia.

HOW TO COACH THE PLAY

What good is game film or drawings on a paper if YOU CAN’T COACH IT IN PRACTICE???

Coach Austin covers the nuances of coaching the Line and the Backfield

TEX-BONE Isos & Counters

Most versatile family in the Tex – Bone

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

The ISO has it’s roots in the “I” formation, developed at Virginia Military Institute in the 1940’s.  

BENEFITS OF ISO

Multiple lead blocker choices: center, guard, tackle, wing, running back can all be lead blockers.

Downhill aggressive scheme that can neutralize guard keys.

Multiple formations, multiple ball carriers that disguise your other plays and induce beneficial LB reaction.

The TEX-BONE has an OPTION component to the ISO.

The RB or the QB can run the ball.

COUNTER

Tackle Trap and Guard-Tackle Counters.  Combines Power and Iso.

  • Dive Counter.
  • Speed Option Counter.
  • QB Counter.
  • Pistol Counter.
  • Jet Motion Counter.

TEX-BONE Power Option & Power Read Pass

The PLAY ACTION PASSES off Power Option and Power Read

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Pass Protection & Route Combos.  Including Blitz pickups.

Game footage shows examples of how to sell the play action pass by making the protections look like Power Option and Power Read run.

5-man Protections allows offense to get 5 receivers into the pass routes.

POWER OPTION PROTECTION pulls the backside Guard to the playside C-gap and asks the FB to pickup the LB.

POWER READ PROTECTION also pulls the backside Guard to playside C, however RB is faking the sweep instead of blocking a LB.

SHORT & INTERMEDIATE PASS CONCEPTS
  • Flood & Quick Dig Concepts.
  • Vertical Seams.
  • Downfield Shots.

You will see the pass route combos and how to read the defense.

SINGLE WR BACKSIDE ISOLATIONS

There are 7 to 10 tags that isolate your best Receiver on their DB.

ADDITIONAL BACKFIELD ACTIONS & MULTIPLE FORMATIONS

Creates confusion for the defense that can give your offense the edge you are looking for.

  • Motion to Wing.
  • Same Side Wing.

TEX-BONE G-Load and Iso Pass

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

G Load Protection looks identical to G Load runs.

6 man protection with answers to various defensive pressures (half man, half zone protection). 

Uncovered linemen account for backside linebacker but the front side looks identical to the G LOAD OPTION.

Intermediate

Our quick game combos are paired with QB Iso or dive Iso protection.

  • Stick Combinations.
  • Inside High Low the Outside LB with Out-Seam Combination.
  • Outside High Low the Curl player with Dig-Seam Combination.
  • Bubble Screen and Bubble-Vertical.
Deep routes
  • Base Block & Go Routes.
  • Cross Block & Vertical gives Cover 4 problems.
  • Crack Block & Vertical to slow down aggressive safeties.
  • TE Flood.
SINGLE RECEIVER ISOLATIONS
  • Post.
  • Post Corner.
  • Stop & Go.

TEX-BONE Double Pull Power Pass

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Looks Identical to Double Pull Power.

PASS PROTECTIONS

Provides 7 or 8 man protection with blitz protection built in.

We will explain pre-snap blitz identification and how 7 man protection can become 8 man using TE/Wing.

Can also be an EMPTY Pass Protection.

FOUR & FIVE RECEIVER PATTERNS

Shows how to get the Wings out on pass routes to get 5-WR patterns.

  • Inside Seams.
  • Get 5 receivers into routes using EMPTY sets (5-Verts, In-Out Routes).

Establishing an immediate vertical pass threat is key when you run play action passes. Here we will help you figure out what you are looking for as you coach your quarterbacks to make the right read in the play action pass game.

SINGLE RECEIVER ISOLATIONS
  • Go, Post, Post-Corner.

TEX-BONE PERIMETER & WING BLOCKING

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

In this course Coach Austin will show how they block on the perimeter and the different combinations they use.

He will explain 2-man option blocking combinations, 3 man option blocking and 3-man spread blocking.

All of these techniques are important in the success of the run and game and lead to play-action passing opportunities.

Coach Austin will show game film of how these different techniques work for his players.

You will get to see the different defensive fronts they go up against and how they execute against them in this course.

TEX-BONE OFFENSIVE LINE BLOCKING

The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Individual Techniques, Blocking Combinations and Play specific drills.

In this course you will learn about offensive line EDD’s (Every Day Drills), combination blocking drills, and specific drills that teach individual plays. We will explain our 50 gallon barrel drills and how we incorporate these drills into our offense. Coach Tom Ross demonstrates all the important drills he does with his players to help make them successful in the Tex-Bone offense.

TEX-BONE PRE SEASON PREPARATION

System & Practice Organization for the Offensive Coordinator

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Have you ever looked for a job description for the Offensive Coordinator? This is it.

We will talk about the offensive coordinator duties for the pre – season and in season. In this course Coach Austin will let you know Installation plan consideration & adjustments. Reasons why  they will extend the schedule or when they compress/accelerate schedule. Also explanation on double installation schedule as the team prepares for the season. 

See sample practice plans and practice scripts.

TEX-BONE GAME PLAN CONSIDERATION & READY LIST

System & Practice Organization for the Offensive Coordinator

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Ever wanted to know what duties college coaches have on game day or during a typical week of practice?

Coach Austin discusses what roles coaches on his staff have, each coach has their own responsibilities.

Game Plan Consideration & Ready list

When you game plan each week there are a few things to consider when you run the Tex-Bone. Every play is unpredictable to defend, every play could be spread or option-based. “Stop the option defense” leads to big plays in play action. This is two offenses, with one set of players. There are multitude of ways to organize a play call menu, in this course we will discuss what we feel works best for us and how it can help you with your game plan for next season.

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