Option Central Podcasts

Option Central has sponsored option-themed football coaching podcasts since 2010 !.  Initially an audio-only production, the podcast concept expanded to include audio/video productions with at least one host and one guest. 

This page includes a sampling of audio-only podcasts that feature a variety of hosts, including John Anderson, Tony DeMeo and Coach Big B Bernie Hayes as they interview football coaches and talk Option football. Our Chalk Talk Podcast series also included episodes that featured both audio and video.

We recently added Podcasts that were produced or sponsored by Option Central to our YouTube Channel.  In Coaches Corner Volume 1, Larry Beckish discussed Option Football basics, including the Option Alley.  Coach Beckish's self-published book - the Trap Option: 40 Plus 60 Equals Option was licensed by Option Central and is included in its entirety in our Member Resource Library.

Additional podcasts now available on The Option Central YouTube Channel :

In Coaches Corner Volume 3 Coach Larry Beckish returned to discuss a number of specific Option Football topics, including quarterback coaching points for reading the option, wide receiver perimeter blocking techniques, offensive football game planning , the ideal 3rd and long play in an Option offense, and more.

In  Coaches Corner Volume 4 -  the topic is Defending the Option, as Coach Scott Cramer of Verona H.S. in Verona, WI discusses 6 Concepts for Defending the Option.  Originally recorded in 2010, this podcast centers on a discussion of this Article that Coach Cramer contributed to Option Central in which Coach Cramer talks about the importance of mixing up looks and simplifying option responsibilities and the role of a Multiple Defense in stopping the option.

The Triple Gun Podcast series is the audio version of a series of Clinic presentations by Coach Tony DeMeo at the McNally Clinics. Collectively, the 4 episodes in Part I of this podcast series deliver an edited and optimized-for-audio version of Coach DeMeo's 2 hour presentation on The Triple Gun Run Game (the video is in our Member Video Library).


In Volume 3 of the Chalk Talk podcast, Host Tony DeMeo talks with Frank Lenti, Head Football Coach at Mt. Carmel H.S. in Illinois. Coach Lenti, the winningest coach in Illinois HS football history, talks about his philosphy and the Split Back Veer offense that he has run over over 3 decades.

In Volume  2 of the Chalk Talk podcast, Host Tony DeMeo talks with Steve Weber, Head Football Coach at Bedford North Lawrence (IN) HS about the evolution of his Offense - from the Wing T, to the Flexbone, to the Spread and finally to the Triple Gun. Other topics include the critical role that off-season strength and conditioning plays in his approach to turning around and building a successful High School football program.

In Volume 1 of the Chalk Talk podcast, Coach Philip Haywood of Belfry, KY was the Guest. Coach Haywood, the winningest coach in Kentucky history, discussed the origins and evolution of his Offensive philosophy that is based on Option football and dissects his base formation - the Spread T

The Mesh Point series of podcasts was produced for Option Central by CompuSports Radio. The series was comprised of 12 shows.

In Volume 12, Coach Steve Gunther discussed his years on the staff of legendary Emory Bellard at Spring-Westfield High School in Houston, Texas along with the three books that he has recently published on Option Football, including "How to Coach the Wishbone Football Offense, According to Emory Bellard", "How to Coach the Flexbone Football Offense", and "How to Practice Option Offensive Football".

In Volume 11, Rob Zeitman discussed the Pistol Option Offense Zeitman of Ferris State University that propelled the Ferris State Bulldoogs the top of the GLIAC North Division.

In The Mesh Point Point Volume 10 Coach Jerry Campbell explained his system for the Quarterback to "Check" into the best play call through the use of his Option on Me technique combined with paired Option plays.

In The Mesh Point Volume 7, Tony DeMeo discussed his Triple Gun Offense. Topics covered include the Triple Gun Offense, the Gun Triple - the core running play in the Triple Gun Offense, the importance of timing between the backfield and line blocking, "smart splits", creating seams vs. cracks in a Defense, and complementary plays.

The Mesh Point Volume 8 featured Option Central guest writer Joey Lozano, who published a book on the I Bone Option Offensive Attack.

The Mesh Point series was a special edition of the Coaches Corner show that hosted and produced by John Anderson for CompuSports Radio. Prior to the Mesh Point, Coaches Corner featured a number of shows with Option Central contributors such as James Vint, Mike DiMatteo, Jerry Campbell, John Iannucci, John Bland, Shane Laws, Larry Beckish and Scott Cramer. In the Coaches Corner show below , Coach DiMatteo discusses various aspects of Triple Option Football. This and other Coaches Corner shows are available by visiting the CompuSports Radio web site at http://www.compusportsradio.com

Option Central was also a sponsor of two shows with an Option theme in the Moving the Chains series that was produced during 2011 by Coach Big B of the Red Zone Show. The first of these two shows featured Coach Denny Dierick talking about the Outside Veer, and in the series finale, Coach Paul Golla discussed the Flexbone.

Paul Golla talks Flexbone

Denny Dierick Talks Outside Veer