Littlefield, Clyde 1971-08-17

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Clyde Littlefield, former high school and university coach, discusses his career and reveals his attitudes toward football.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Clyde Littlefield

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 17, 1971

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Perry McWilliams

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Coaching career reviewed, Playing career mentioned, Playing and coaching career (continued), Recalls sports personalities, Notes changes and continuity in football, Rules, discipline and training conditions discussed, Growth of the athletic dormitory, Professionalism examined, Expresses attitude toward long hair, Team participation in policy-making revealed, Development of the athlete, past and present, Comments on negative aspects of the present, Methods of motivating enthusiasm related, Refutation of regional superiority claim in football.

Tape 1, Side 2: Recollections of son’s rejection of athletics and subsequent career, Mention of Olympic coaching, Career highlights reviewed.

Range Dates: ?-1971

Bulk Dates: 1960s-1971

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