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Ol’ Faithful

Though it may be hard to believe there once was a time before the game of football added the wrinkle of a Triple Option, and much like the RPO systems that permeate football at the high school college and professional levels. At this point it seems as if Yale and Harvard when they began their rivalry loaded the backfield with three backs and a quarterback capable of reading the movements of defensive lineman faster than you can say hut, but the initial use of the triple option offense began under coach Emory Bellard in 1968 while he was coaching in the high school ranks.