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GSU B-backs still settling in
Tobi Akinniranye searches for yards during Georgia Southern's scrimmage Saturday at Paulson Stadium.
If you can't do it, it's going to be awfully hard to run the triple option.It's the exchange between the quarterback and the fullback, which is made all the more difficult because on a triple option play, neither of them knows who is going to end up with the football after it is snapped.The fullback, or B-back, starts in a three-point stance, charges ahead keeping a low center of gravity and if he gets a step ahead of the QB and the ball is still in his pocket, it's his to carry."It's completely up to the quarterback," said B-backs coach Brett Gilliland. "It's the B-back's job to take his proper steps, to make sure the ball is in his pocket properly and the rest is on the quarterback. We call it a soft squeeze as you go through, then when you feel the ball, you've got to take it.