Amonette, Thayne

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Thayne Amonette recalls playing collegiate football at Texas Tech and professional football in Detroit, Michigan, for Coach Pete Cawthon.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thayne "Red" Amonette

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Date: c. 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Etta Lynch

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Recruitment by Cawthon, Pete Cawthon, Relationship with, Discipline / psychology, Cure for fumbling, Breaking window, Strictness with players, Jobs for players, Concern for families, Recruiting, Resignation from Texas Tech University, Dell Morgan, successor, Reasons for resignation, Superstitions, Playing professional football for Cawthon

Tape 1, Side 2: Professional football (continued), Pete Cawthon (again), Coaching football, Double scrimmage, Discussion of Cawthon materials, Letters from Cawthon

Range Dates: 1939-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1939-1940

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