The midline option is often forgotten in today’s days of the spread offense. The Zone read, the triple option, etc… all still thrive, even when the team is in the gun.
But what happened to the Midline option? There are a few exceptions, for instance, Oregon has been known to run it – must notably getting it blown up by Auburn’s defensive tackles in their national championship game a few years ago.
But unless you’re going up against first round picks with freakish like athleticism every play, midline option is still a good concept.
Here’s 3 reasons you should run the midline option, no matter what offense you run.