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0:04 - Leader

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0:24 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Coach Kidd can you just go ahead and tell us your name?

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Keywords: Tells when he started at EKU and what positions he has held.

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1:04 - Expectations of 1979 team

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Partial Transcript: Every knows Eastern Kentucky has a great winning tradition...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about general expectations of the 1979 team especially compared to the 1978 team. Southern had to beat Grambling for Eastern to get into the playoffs. Two OVC teams in the playoffs in 1979. Talks about it getting tougher to win a national championship after the 1980s.

Keywords: 1979 Championship

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5:44 - Key Players in 1979 Season

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Partial Transcript: As you went into the season, who were some of the key players that you were expecting to lead the team and really produce?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about players, their positions and their strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords: Alvin Miller; Bill Hughes; Bob McIntyre; Dale Patton; Danny Martin; Joe Richard

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7:47 - Loss to East Tennessee

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Partial Transcript: Now in the early going of that season, I read...

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8:34 - Win over 1-A Cal-State Fullerton Team

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Partial Transcript: I think it was a couple games later you played...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the game and the attitude of the Cal-State team.

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9:52 - Kentucky Rival Teams

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Partial Transcript: Is it safe to say that Western Kentucky was the big arch rival?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the WKU and the MSU games.

Keywords: Danny Martin; George Floyd; Murray State University; Western Kentucky University

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13:33 - OVC Champions

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Partial Transcript: Now that essentially ensured that Eastern wouldn't be conference champions that year.

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Subjects: Don Combs

14:08 - Grambling Loss to Southern University

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Partial Transcript: Eastern needed Southern University to beat Grambling who was number one at the time, to make the four team playoff.

Segment Synopsis: Kidd talks about Southern University having a better team than Grambling.

Keywords: Grambling; Southern University

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15:25 - Team Reaction to Playoff Invitation

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Partial Transcript: So Southern's win sort of gave the team new life...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about staying in shape just in case.

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16:09 - Nevada Reno First Round Game

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Partial Transcript: When we found out, oh yeah, everybody was very excited and we were more excited when we found out we were going to get to play at home...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about being able to play the first game at home, and that it was one of the most exciting games ever played on Hanger Field. Also talks about student support of the football team.

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Subjects: Darryl Lawson David Flores Joe Richard Nevada Reno option game

20:26 - Overtime Procedures Used in 1979

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Partial Transcript: Lets go back a little bit now, in overtime how did that work?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about how overtime worked in 1979 compared to now.

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21:39 - Citrus Bowl Game against Lehigh

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Partial Transcript: You said that the National Championship game was in Orlando...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about what the team did in Orlando and talks about the Lehigh game.

Keywords: Alvin Miller; Dale Patton; Lehigh University

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24:20 - Feeling of Winning

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Partial Transcript: So this is your first National Championship and unfortunately I never got to taste one of those here...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the celebration after the win and how it helped the football program as they went to the National Championship again in the next few years.

Keywords: J.C. Powell

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25:58 - Up and Down Season

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Partial Transcript: From reading the newspapers, from reading the Progress that year...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the league being more balanced and talks about the strengths and weaknesses of other teams in the conference over the past several decades.

Keywords: Tennessee Tech; Western Kentucky University

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27:35 - Season Dedicated to Don McKinnon

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Partial Transcript: I didn't know this next thing, Don McKinnon...

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28:41 - Key Players from the 1979 Team

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Partial Transcript: You already talked about, I was going through this thing where I give you players names...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about strengths and weaknesses of various players.

Keywords: Alvin Miller; Bob McIntyre; Dale Patton; Jerry Parrish; scholarships; Tim Frommeyer

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34:16 - Community and Campus Reaction

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Partial Transcript: Now going back to the atmosphere in the community and on campus...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the celebration banquet and events that happened after the win. He also talks about the affect of winning the championship on recruiting players. Being on television sixteen times in just four years really helped sell the program and the university.

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Subjects: Don Feltner J.C. Powell Phyllis George Brown

37:57 - Affect of Discontinuation of Televised 1-AA Games

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Partial Transcript: It really hurt 1-AA football when they took TV away...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the big schools taking over the television time and how it hurt the 1-AA.

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38:24 - Establishing a Winning Program

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Partial Transcript: You feel like that 1979 team really laid some ground work for the winning teams...

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Keywords: Marshall University; Northeast Louisiana

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40:21 - Final Thoughts

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Partial Transcript: I want to ask you if there are any more thoughts...

Segment Synopsis: Talks about how close that team and teams in the following years had a closeness that isn't present now. Talks about the lack of community support and how discouraging it is for the team.

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