TEX-BONE Power Read

by Joe Austin
TEX-BONE Power Read


The Tex-Bone is triple option for the 21st century

Combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

POWER READ adds Diversity to the spread run game

Power Read has become the Power Play of One-Back spread football.


Typically, a running back runs a sweep path with the quarterback serving as the dive back.

Rather than blocking the contain player, the contain player is the “optioned”.  If this contain player doesn't tackle the Running Back who is running sweep to the sideline, the QB will hand it off to that back.

If the contain player starts to chase the sweeping back, the QB pulls and runs off-tackle as a dive back. 


The Power Read adapts TEX-BONE's base option play to spread & empty formations, and adds motions.

Can also be ran from option-heavy formations.

SEVERAL perimeter blocking options.  (3 vs 3 stalk, 3 vs 3 cross, 3 vs 3 crack-kick).



The Coach


Joe Austin

Flexbone for the 21st Century


Head Coach Joe Austin rebuillt the football program at Hanover College before re-starting the program at Southwester University (TX) that was the dormant for 62 years. In 2016 Austin guided the Pirates to an undefeated 6-0 record in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The championship marked the team's first football championship since 1941 and the team's 7-3 overall record was the best in more thean 70 years, earning Austin the conference's Coach of the Year award. 

Coach Experience:

2012-present: Southwestern University Head Coach
2008-11: Hanover College Head Coach
2005-07: University of Dubuque Offensive Coordinator
2004: Augsburg College Offensive Coordinator
2000-03: Concordia University, St. Paul Wide Receiver Coach 

Ratings and Reviews (7)

Ken Levine

Very well done. Great organization of explanation with diagrams and video!

Jan 26, 20 12:04 PM

Michael Westmoreland

Very detailed information. really like how coach take his time to go over the what if's .

Feb 26, 20 03:30 PM


Great info. I like the progressions of each video.

Mar 2, 20 01:27 PM


Coach Austin definitely thinks out of the box on this one. Taking such a popular play and adding so many wrinkles to it.

Mar 2, 20 10:45 AM

Pete Calin

Very well done with succinct, important information about all aspects of the play. Continuity of play through various formations also impressive, given the other means of attack presented in this system.

Mar 5, 20 08:18 PM

Jeff Hutton

Great Stuff!

Mar 20, 20 07:51 AM

Ryan Landrum

Great implementation on a play you see from a lot of 20/21 personnel teams!

Apr 16, 20 09:12 AM

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Course Info

Rating: (7)
Caterory: Football/Option/FlexBone
Bookings: 180
Videos: 11