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College Football Question: Why don’t DBs commit pass interference more often?

As everyone knows, in the NFL, a pass interference penalty results in the ball being placed at the spot of the foul.  It could be 10 yards, it could be 47 yards.

In college football, it is only a 15 yard penalty from the line of scrimmage.

Given this, why don’t defensive coaches coach their defensive backs to commit this foul any and every time a receiver is obviously going to beat them on a route?  Against the possibility of a touchdown or long gain on a pass, why not just tackle the receiver and take the 15 yards?

posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:49 PM Print
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# re: College Football Question: Why don’t DBs commit pass interference more often?
Steve
9/18/2010 6:47 PM
I think some do - just today I saw a few instances of this

I would say you just have to be careful as if the receiver would miss or if by hitting him hard right when he touches it knocked it out - you would avoid giving up 15 yards + first down!

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