Army seeking third level in triple option
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Army seeking third level in triple option

Black Knights working to add slot backs as threat of offense

Photo: Jordan Asberry

Army running backs stepping through the spring drills with added bounce are savoring this thought: The Black Knights broke through with an 8-5 record last year despite lacking a full “triple” in their triple-option offense.

What if the Army manages to add more explosive plays from a young cast of returning slot backs? Big outside gains could add the “triple” to go with fullback dives and the quarterback keeping the ball or passing. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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