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NEBRASKA'S 34 TRAP
Lars Anderson
August 16, 1999
"Because we run the option so much, teams tend to get outside-conscious against us," says coach Frank Solich. "This creates good angles and creases for our trap." The key blocker is the play-side guard. He must push the defensive tackle outside, then block the weakside inside linebacker. If the quarterback and tailback sell the option fake, the play-side defensive end will be out of position and the play-side tackle will have a clean shot at the strongside inside linebacker. For the fullback (Joel Makovicka, 45, left) to go for a long gain, the play-side tight end must tie up the safety.
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August 16, 1999

Nebraska's 34 Trap

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"Because we run the option so much, teams tend to get outside-conscious against us," says coach Frank Solich. "This creates good angles and creases for our trap." The key blocker is the play-side guard. He must push the defensive tackle outside, then block the weakside inside linebacker. If the quarterback and tailback sell the option fake, the play-side defensive end will be out of position and the play-side tackle will have a clean shot at the strongside inside linebacker. For the fullback (Joel Makovicka, 45, left) to go for a long gain, the play-side tight end must tie up the safety.

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