Agan John 1973-08-21

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John Agan discusses his high school football days in Albany, Texas, and his subsequent football career at Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John Agan

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Date: August 21, 1973

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background reviewed, Claims football prominence in West Texas, Family move to Albany described, Albany state football championships in 1960-61 cited, Discusses his high school recruitment, Mentions Albany players, Coach Carl Spoonemore and his policies recalled, Memorable games with Stinnett and Olney reviewed, States impressions of Donny Anderson, Albany's success examined, Describes university recruitment, High school football discussion continued, Denies unethical practices, Gives reasons for choosing Texas Tech, Coach Berl Huffman characterized, Expresses attitude toward college football

Tape 1, Side 2: Makes distinctions between freshmen and varsity football, Tech football program evaluated, Attitude toward recruitment expressed, Discusses Donny Anderson, Tech records in 1964-65 reviewed, Mentions loss of Cotton Bowl, Gives thoughts on Oklahoma University, Reviews present career, Lists changes in football, Speculates on future football programs in West Texas and small towns, Summer employment of athletes cited, Exes program discussed and criticized

Range Dates: 1960-1965

Bulk Dates: 1960-1965

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