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Fred Weaver, former Texas Tech student and football player, discusses the role of personalities in the development of Tech’s athletic program and the character of high school athletics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Weaver

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 26, 1971

Location: Georgetown, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: High school athletic experience, Cooper: rural high school, Review of coaching career, College football—Texas Tech (1957-1960), Motivation for playing college ball, Texas Tech contacts recalled, E. J. Holub recruited, Personal apprehension felt, Hazing practices, Reason for decline in hazing, Athletic discipline, Coach Joe Kerbel’s ridicule, Quick-kick anecdote, Character of Coach Kerbel, Other Tech coaches named, DeWitt Weaver’s influence, J. T. King’s achievement, Texas Tech in the Southwest Conference, Anecdote concerning eye contact with Coach Weaver, Cotton Bowl: Tech vs. A & M (1957), Parents’ attendance at game discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: College football (continued), Coach Berl Huffman’s contributions, Coach Polk Robison’s interest in players, Tech’s retention of recruits, Lack of counseling program, Weak statewide recruiting, Weak discipline, Contrasted with basketball discipline, High school athletics, Impact of athletics on society, Decline in discipline, Balance of emphasis, Frontier influence cited, Future of football on South Plains, Potential of West Texas State University.

Range Dates: 1957-1971

Bulk Dates: 1957-1971

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