New LHS coach ready for challenge of 'big leagues', Page 1, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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Jackets Offense Productive In The I Formation

By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Updated: Monday, June 15, 2015, 11:41 a.m.

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LEESBURG - Leesburg Head Coach Randy Trivers high octane offense was ran out of the Spread
Formation last year. The offense averaged 34.8 points per game last year and produce the best the
passing numbers in 41 years. This year Trivers has installed the I Formation into his offense. Despite
Yellow Jackets going to the ground game more than last season the offense is averaging 29.2 points a
game. Trivers believes his offense in being able to adapt to what the defense is showing him week to
week. He has built his offense around the players that he has.

"I think you always want to be able to utilize the talent you have and the weaponry you have," said Trivers
in a recent pregame interview. "I've always been a believer of having the ability to be multiple
offensively."

"I think what we are doing with the people that we have is giving us a opportunity to utilize all our players
in a effective way and in a effective manner."

A diagram of a basic I Formation that Leesburg Head Coach Randy Trivers has installed into the
Jackets offense. After 4 games the Jackets are averaging 29.8 points a game.
What is the I formation? This is one of the most common formations used at all levels of football. Tom
Nugent, the football coach at Virginia Military Institute, had a new idea. Instead of having halfbacks on
each side of the fullback, he thought it made more sense to line up the halfbacks behind the fullback.
With the offensive backfield in a straight line, they looked more like an 'I' than a 'T', and a new formation
was named.

In the I formation, the tailback starts six to eight yards behind the scrimmage from an upright position,
where he can survey the defense. The formation gives the tailback more opportunities for finding weak
points in the defense to run into.

After five years at VMI, Nugent brought the I to Florida State in 1954, and it began to spread, most
notably to John McKay, who used the formation to win the national championship at USC in 1962.
Before long, NFL teams took notice, and the I became the most common set in pro football.

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This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com
2011 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives
( JOSHUA C. CRUEY, ORLANDO SENTINEL / September 23, 2011 )
Leesburg's Manny Nelson runs the ball for yardage during second quarter action of a high school
football game against East Ridge in Clermont, Fla. on Friday, September 23, 2011.
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