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THE THEORY OF THE DRIVE SERIES
Herman Hickman
April 11, 1955
The "drive series" is based on fullback fake or fullback carrying the ball. The quarterback takes ball from center as in split T offense. On both the inside and outside drives (see diagrams) the faking is done by rolling the shoulder away from the point of attack.
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April 11, 1955

The Theory Of The Drive Series

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The "drive series" is based on fullback fake or fullback carrying the ball. The quarterback takes ball from center as in split T offense. On both the inside and outside drives (see diagrams) the faking is done by rolling the shoulder away from the point of attack.

Both backfield patterns (reciprocals to the left) call for offense to block areas rather than specific defensive players. The series operates mostly without flankers but can utilize all formations as long as the fullback is in his normal position.

The inside drive maneuver hits four different holes as diagramed above—inside tackle to each side and over each guard position. The pass either to the left or right is executed with the same movement and must be made to look exactly like the running play to be effective.

The outside drive maneuver hits the holes generally referred to as outside of tackle and outside of end, either to the left or right. The pass, as in the inside drive, looks like running play and may be thrown by quarterback or either halfback.

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