The Notre Dame football team takes on the Navy Midshipmen in Week 10 of the college football season, a team that runs the triple-option.
The triple option is an old-school offensive system that is rarely used in the modern game, and the Notre Dame football team will take on a team that runs it on Saturday. Some teams, like Coastal Carolina, use modernized versions of the offense that run out of the spread and shotgun formations.
However, that traditional, from the wishbone or wing-T, the triple-option isn’t run often in the modern game. Right now, only three schools run it properly at the FBS level, the three military academies.
Other schools, like Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern, come and go from the usage of the triple option. It’s been suggested that schools like UMass or Kansas should go all in and run the triple option. But, why would they want to run an antiquated system?
For the same reason the military schools do, it evens the playing field.