T formation


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T formation

n. Football
An offensive formation in which the fullback lines up directly behind the center and the quarterback with a halfback on either side or in which two running backs line up behind the quarterback in a line parallel to the line of scrimmage.

T formation


n.
an offensive football formation with the quarterback and fullback lined up behind the center and a halfback on each side of the fullback.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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In the late 1930's, they had begun tinkering with an alignment that had always intrigued them, the old T formation. A lot of coaches had tried it, but found it wanting in the area of running-oriented offenses.
The T formation now had speed, deceptiveness, quick blocking potential, and an air game.
Both Halas and Shaughnessy had great quarterbacks and runners, as well as outstanding blockers on the line--and none of their opponents had ever played against "A Modern T Formation with a Man in Motion."
Most Dramatic Switch: Frank Leahy, a Knute Rockne protege, puts Boston College on the map with his version of the Notre Dame Box, then returns to his alma mater to announce his intention to switch to the T formation!
He also becomes a guru of the T formation. When Dave Nelson was inventing his famous Delaware Wing-T, he sent an assistant to a Leahy clinic to pick up everything he could on the Center-QB exchange!