TEX-BONE Speed Option

by Joe Austin


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

This new system combines traditional option with modern spread into a Texas-sized offense that leaves defenses scrambling to cover it all

Speed Option evolved from the University of Nebraska I-Back to the Spread Offenses who eliminated the lead back altogether. 

This play is a GREAT solution to defensive pressure and line game movements.

It is basically an Outside zone play with reach and scoop blocking.

Contain player become pitch key, which is usually the defenive end.


--> Gets to the edge really fast.  This stops defenses from "back-gapping" or blitzing LB'ers into inside gaps. 

--> Dissuades pressure and line games.  A defense who loops or twists away from the play is dead in the water. 

--> Can be executed from any formation/personnel.

--> Multiple backfield alignments allowing you to be very multiple.


The Coach


Joe Austin

Flexbone for the 21st Century


Head Coach Joe Austin rebuildt 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 

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