Texas A&M Football

Aggie Flashback with Hugh McElroy

November 19, 2013

Key quotes from Hugh McElroy

"I thought I wanted to go to Ohio State for school my junior year. It was decided for me that I might want to consider A&M."

"Getting to speak with players that committed to Texas A&M because of what I was able to do, was definitely humbling."

"Playing LSU brings back memories and I'm looking forward to us kicking butt this weekend."

"[LSU and A&M] could be one of the SEC's greatest rivalries"

"If [Johnny Manziel] acted the way people wanted him to off the field, he wouldn't be the same player on the field."

"If we had the season we had last year, in the Big 12, we wouldn't be having the kind of conversation we're having now. And we sure wouldn't be talking about a possible second Heisman trophy winner."
Discussion from...

Hugh McElroy...tackling civil rights, football in '70s

Outstanding interview, guys. Great stories, too. That, my friends, is a true Texas Aggie. I'll have to look him up next time I'm on campus.
Whoa -- does that bring back memories!!!!!!

Great interview.

JC '88
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This was a great interview! I remember listening to the game on the radio and the crowd was so loud, and then it went totally silent after he scored. All the students on campus were chanting, "Hugh! Hugh! Hugh!" I wish I could see a video clip of that play
I really enjoyed listening to Mr. McEllroy. Great interview guys. Gig'em!
I've seen coach's film of that LSU game, and it was awesome. It was my dad's first start as well (fullback Doug Neill, who Hugh mentions towards the end of this interview). I'll probably see the '70 game again Saturday as part of the mini-reunion Hugh talks about. I wish Hugh was going to be there. I'd love to meet him some day.

Here's the photo of Hugh with the game ball that they discuss towards the beginning of the interview:
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