"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.