Originally Posted by Kingspoint
I had no idea the wishbone was that new.
I thought Army and Doc Blanchard ran it during the 40's. What did they run?
Must be thinking of something else. I could have sworn they had a 3-back backfield, but it must have been so different from the Wishbone that it was just a "normal" 3-back backfield.
That would be the old "power T" formation. Similar in that there were triple options, but I believe the concept behind the wishbone was to isolate and better utilize the FB position.
Then again, I may be 100 percent wrong.
Here's some footage on the 46 Army squad:
YouTube - #2 Notre Dame vs. #1 Army - 1946