Baugh, Sammy 1971-07-15

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"Slingin’" Sammy Baugh, former quarterback for TCU and the Washington Redskins, reviews his career as a player and a coach. He discusses major changes in football and expresses his attitude toward the image of athletics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sammy Baugh

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Date: July 15, 1971

Location: Baugh's ranch near Rotan, Texas

Interviewer: Perry McWilliams

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Education and early life, Characterizes his coach at TCU, Dutch Meyer, Recalls depression's effect on students, Playing pro-football, 1937-52, Coaching with Hardin-Simmons' football staff, 1952-59, Served as coach of New York Titans, 1960-61, Freshman coach at Oklahoma State, 1962-63, Subsequent coaching jobs mentioned, Explains positive attitude toward football changes, Coaches' image and sportswriters' influence, Discusses the athlete's image, Expresses attitude toward retaining scholarships after dropping out of the football program, Review of four sons' athletic careers, Reveals negative attitude toward urban living, Anecdote about Cleveland game, Discusses actions of pro-players today, especially quarterbacks

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1937-1963

Bulk Dates: 1937-1963

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