If anyone can understand what goes on in the mind of an option quarterback, it’s UCF coach Scott Frost.
Frost grew up playing in the system, which is predicated on the quarterback reading the defense at the line of scrimmage and choosing whether to run with the football or pitch it to a tailback or fullback in the backfield. He ran a version of the offense under the direction of his father at Wood River High in Nebraska and continued to play in an option offense in college, leading Nebraska to a national title in 1997.
But the triple-option attack is more of an oddity than a standard college football offense.
“I love option football. I lived it,” Frost said. “I feel like...