Bible, Dana X 1971-08-17

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Dana X. Bible, former coach at Texas A & M, University of Nebraska, and the University of Texas, reviews his career and expresses his attitude and opinions concerning football.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dana X. Bible

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Date: August 17, 1971

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Perry McWilliams

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Characteristics of earlier football recounted, Participation of coaches in prep school athletic play recalled, Experiences coaching at Mississippi College, Coached at Louisiana State University, Returned to Texas A&M in 1917, Football: past and present discussed, Mentions changes in the character of the athlete, Question of scholarships and "free substitution" reviewed, Examination of tradition, film, coaching techniques and philosophy in motivation, Distinctions between the character of football and other sports stated, Motivation techniques discussed (again)

Tape 1, Side 2: Motivation (continued), Expressions of attitude toward Southwest Conference and regional unity, Distinctions made between early and modern coaching techniques, Various coaches characterized and their achievements reviewed, Reasons stated for choosing coaching models, Cites career highlights, Discusses correlation between good football program and a proximity and centralization of university students

Range Dates: 1910s-1971

Bulk Dates: 1910s-1971

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