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Swinging Momentum With Intsby: AFM Editorial Staff
© December 2005
Few plays in a game are more significant than an ill-timed interception. Offensive coaches can argue that there’s never a good time for one but no play seems to have more of a psychological impact than the interception. Last fall some of the leaders in passes intercepted included Troy, Boise State, USC, Coastal Carolina, Cal Poly, Shippensburg and Carthage. Coincidentally, all those colleges had outstanding seasons.
“The interception—more than just about any other play – swings momentum a little bit more for some reason,” said Todd Dodge, head coach of Southlake Carroll (TX) High School that finished the season last year as the top ranked prep team in the country. “You can really turn an interception into an offensive weapon” according to Dodge.
While offensive coaches find the interception disastrous to both tempo and....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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