going to be doing this stream, and we're This is gonna be a live interview with Coach Harvey Hide, former coach for the you know, the rebels and a former assistant coach for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
Here, ladies and gentlemen on He is an avid on average speaker on the but Paris style podcast.
We had an interview.
Is its host Ryan Abraham earlier this summer? So how are you doing, Mr Hyde? Coach, I'd I'm doing fine.
And I want to say it's an honor to be on your podcast that they, uh you are young and death.
And I know you've got high goal, so you might as well get started early.
And you're doing that? Yeah.
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Let's jump into it.
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We're live here with Coach Harvey high blaze in German and a coach hide our first question for you.
What made you want to coach football? What a day! What it waas, uh, sports and playing after school.
And a lot of my friends were all kids.
We played together, and I grew up with the every type of ball and shape there.
Waas and, uh, from Elementary school Junior High School.
The high school sports are a big part of my life.
And after I got in the high school, I love sports and I figured that I had to continue playing sport to help me with my grades and moving on.
So I went to junior college and then after junior college.
I want to continue playing.
So I had to go toe a four year university, and along the way I was getting my degree and then finally became time when I had to graduate, and when I graduated and had to select a member of Major, did I want to keep doing this? I love it.
I want football and the student athletes and everyone to be a part of my life.
Now, how do I do that? So what? I have to do is to find a way to continue and get a general secondary credential of *******s credential, be a graduate assistant and work my way up.
Because I didn't just started UNLV and so on.
I had to move around a lot and pay my dues like everybody does anything they do.
I started in high school in Riverside, California, that I was very fortunate to go to passing a city college as the defensive coordinator, and we're very fortunate.
The wind there went to the Junior Rose Bowl, so I had an opportunity then to be the defensive coordinator at the University of Hawaii.
So I went to Hawaii and then they had football coaching position opened up that passed in a city college.
So I had a great opportunity to become a head football coach at why with the school and where I coach is an assistant and then after a few years I had the opportunity going to UNLV as head football coach and it was a great opportunity to coach Division one football and, uh, my coach there.
We had a lot of success that most of the programs I was at I got out of football and got into broadcasting.
And then George Allen, who was the head coach of the Redskins and the Rams, asked me to Cal State Long Beach when he was there and be is associate head coach and defense.
There are running back coach, recruiting coordinator.
You did it name and I did it. He was with Coach.
He was then not coach.
Any was in and watch Darren, then in Washington, D.
With President Reagan.
So I ran the program until he came back the Long Beach and I cooked a year with him there.
And then I went full time radio, television, national game of the week, up a lot of different activities.
And now I'm enjoying sharing my experiences with all of you listeners out there but what I learned and what's going on.
Okay, so you started.
As you said, you start off your head coaching career with your all mortar Pasadena City College.
How was it like going back? Teoh coach at your all over more almond water.
Hey, I want to say it was it was an honor.
It was an honor to go there as an assistant.
And it was an honor to go back at a university you go to school at it means more to not that they all don't mean a lot to you, but to be able to turn around a program they had been very successful and going there with the dream of maybe someday being a champion or win a national championship or something.
And that's what we worked for.
Now it's very fortunate that I have great coaches.
We were very fortunate to recruit great players and with a combination of great players and great coaches, basically a good leader out there, the general or somebody in charge.
You want a lot of football games.
That's how really.
I became a head football coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
There's never been a junior college coach, become a head coach individual in football, But because of our success in a city college, we're able to do a great job there, too, with the likes of Randall Cunningham, and he was in other great players again.
A combination of great coaches and great players make make things happen.
Yeah, you went to UNLV in 1982 and you immediately were hit you had a great season, you know? How was it coaching? You know, your first game coaching for a D one team? Well, I say what? It was different.
We never played before.
Big crowds in passing this city college. Bobby.
The biggest crowd we played in front of with Bacon Field Junior College, where they had leased 15,000 people and our opening game.
But BYU we were on national television.
It was about 105 degrees, and we opened up against BYU on national television with TV on.
Now we didn't know who Steve Young Waas, because the year before that, Jim McMahon was the quarterback and he had what he then went on to the Chicago Bears, so we didn't know what to expect.
So we went out there.
And, of course, it was our first game as a staff and also its players together.
And we played one of the top teams in the country with a great quarterback, and we were being 27 nothing before a sellout crowd and add a Sam Boyd Stadium, which is absolutely what an experienced my first game coach in Division one on national television against the Hall of Famer Steve Young, and I have Randall Cunningham on the bench.
I'm red shirting him for the next year.
So it was a great experience, but yet I wasn't used to losing a lot of football games, let alone get shutting out. Shut out.
So we have to go back to the drawing board and find out exactly more.
You learn every day.
You try to get better and better.
Yeah, ranch up in Wyoming, it's, uh, you know around.
It's like about, I'd say, six hours, 600 drive from Provo on and it gets really hot in the summers.
But, um, you played against your former team in 1984.
Your former team being Hawaii were defensive coordinator there.
How did it feel? Well, I tell you what's unique.
And, boy, you come up with a really good question.
I don't know where you get a, but you're really good at what you do.
It was something that with very important in May, to go back wherever you were before we had a great football came and that was when Randall Cunningham was there.
We had 11 and two season that year.
I think it was No, I can't remember. No.
Yeah, 11 in two And we went back to Hawaii and they were undefeated.
They had a great football team.
We were both undefeated at that time.
They had a great football team and to go back at the walk around the stadium and at the same time, No, the officials before the game, the officials come running over and talking to you.
I should have known. Right then.
I got a problem when the officials are all the same.
Guys, that was sale officiating when I was coaching there and I know that they lived there were just visiting.
So we had a great football game with them.
We lost a very close football game.
That was one of our losses.
We lost two games that year.
We lost, so why we lost to have them? You who beat Notre Dame? Are you happy? Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl? We played them to a great game, so it was really important that you could win it places you played out before and it was a very discouraging loss and I felt really bad about it.
But I was excited about going back and playing that universities on hook in Hawaii against the rainbow.
They call it himself then? Yes.
You played against Sm you.
That was your game before the California ball against Toledo.
Were you won 32 13 s m you, obviously, you hear later that they had, they were playing paying players and, you know, it was really interesting.
You know, I haven't watched pony excess.
I may watch it this afternoon, but, you know, it was a major, major turning point.
How did you feel when you heard that s and you was paying their players? Well, you know, we knew they had a great football team.
They really had a great football game and great players which make great football games, good coaches, and I really didn't get involved in that too much everybody.
If you start worrying too much about other people's programs, you're really not doing anything yourself.
I used to talk about our program rather than other people's programs, not only when we played him, but also when we recruited people were talking too much about me. I would table.
What about their program? What do they have to say? But we knew the game was scheduled before I went to you and now we knew they were one of the top teams in the country and there on the schedule.
So we got ready to play. We played them.
We thought in a really good football game at home against one of the top teams in the country.
So it's a learning factor for us to we had to figure out a way to get better.
We're gonna play these type of players.
We've got to get better ourselves in Koji recruiting and get better players.
So we learn from that.
It was a great experience and now we can say we played against one of the best teams in the country whether they got the death penalty, whatever happened, that's not my my decision of anyway.
There on our schedule, we were gonna have to play him.
So why talk about all the other things that just try to play him and beat him? Yeah, USC got a similar death penalty earlier this century, but moving on to our next question, you were at UNLV the same time as Torque, the great one of the greatest called basketball coaches ever to ever coach in college basketball, How is he? And did you feel pressured to make football great because you coached at a primarily a basketball school? You know, I played.
I feel honored to be there when he was there.
First of all, we were good friends because he coasted past his city college.
When I was coaching football the past City College, he went back to the City College to before going to Fresno State.
His brother is probably my best friend has ever had.
He's like my brother, so we knew each other and he helped me get the job there.
Be completely honest with you and I used the mo mentum of what UNLV had to help our football program because everybody knew the running rebels were.
Everybody knew with the rebbe running rebels worrying when we recruited, I would highlight our basketball program and take our recruits to the basketball games where they're completely sold out with light display and everything that went on.
And I'd also introducing the coach Jerry Tarkanian shark guitar and this was a big thing kid.
So we use the Mo Mentum of UNLV basketball program to help develop our football program so I felt really good about being and what they called in a basketball school.
But they had They had everybody knowing who they were when we started recruiting people they had already heard of you and L B.
Okay, um, now to move on to us, See? What do you think about USC bringing in Mike Bone from Cincinnati? He had great success in Cincinnati.
You know, Cincinnati is Rose just rose up toe being one of the top football schools in the nation, you know, just coming out in the middle of nowhere.
Kind of like, what? Western Michigan waas back in 2017 coming out of the middle of nowhere.
Like, we're just going undefeated for, you know, a couple years straight.
You know? What do you What do you think about that signing? Well, first of all, I was excited because they finally got an athletic director who has been an athletic director before.
And, uh, now I'm not talking about Mike Garrett and those I'm talking about the past to have Blake directors that really didn't have the experience of had Hayden.
Young man on Hey, you know, both of them big names big athletes, so on different fields.
And they had, really, you know, had the experience to be in an athletic director.
When you are an athletic director, your leader, you're not a public figure anymore.
Your coaches are.
Your players are.
You're the one that assists them in every way possible.
Help them be successful well, unless you learn by coming up in the program that way.
And it's very difficult for you because you don't know the empty double A.
You don't have breads on the empty double a committee.
You haven't been on an empty double a committee.
You don't know how to work the college football duchess and so on and work with all the other Olympic sports.
So it's a very difficult job.
You have to be very experienced at it.
So no matter what, Mike Bohn was better higher than those two.
And I think a lot of difficulty, nothing against either individuals, very successful people, but it was the right higher is far.
You can hire anybody in the country.
It's your football coach as far as your athletic director because you are seeing us d.
There's not many schools that have the rich tradition as truth.
I mean, would you talk about Alabama? You talk about Ohio State and talk about Michigan.
You talked about no today.
Well, in the same breath, USC in the truck.
And that's what everybody looked at them as.
And that's where they should be and remain there, not be worried about all open against Alabama.
I would look forward to opening against Alabama, because in the past they played Alabama.
They played off in the past eight feet in Arkansas.
In the past, they played all of those Southeastern Conference schools, and there's no reason they can't playing today and beating today.
So I think that they have put a lot of emphasis.
My bone is that a good job and assistant coach play out with a staff, and there's a lot of work still to be done.
But I think they're headed in the right direction with an athletic director.
Your question that knows what he's doing.
Okay, what are your expectations for USC this year? Maybe a little Rose Bowl action, maybe a little college football playoff action, But just, you know, if even if they go to the Rose Bowl and they on and they open the rules.
Bull, I'm probably gonna go.
I I don't care if my dad and I can go down there.
I really don't care if they cove it.
It's gonna I think I'll go if u S C makes it to the Rose Bowl.
But what are your expectations for USC this year? Well, if they go to the Rose Bowl, they're gonna be in the playoffs.
Okay, so you're going toe playoff game because the road goes home in a playoff game this year.
Oh, yeah, I forgot about that.
No, that's true.
So you're gonna be going to a playoff game or they win the conference and not selected? No, probably go the Fiesta Bowl and play someone there from the big hand of the Big 10 Conference champion there if they're not in the playoff game.
But I certainly would look at us.
He always in a position.
They better be to be able to play anybody in the conference or anybody out of calm.
So what is my expectations as far as you at sea this year? I would like to think that there's no reason why I would start the season as head football coach, thinking we could beat anybody.
And you better believe in that.
Otherwise, you have recruited properly or you don't have the right coaches on your staff.
You certainly do have the tradition and all of the thought that it takes to play in Alabama for the playoffs.
Stanford player Calor to play in Arizona.
Players on the ST what a play.
Utah doesn't make any difference.
You gotta look at those is all opponents that you could be and people don't want to play you.
You have a tough time scheduling because US idiot and then the old days, the way it used to be, they would say, We don't want to play you.
Are we playing for money? But I don't really want to play.
We'll play you, but it's gotta be like $2 million to come to the Coliseum.
But right now, my feeling to USC this year, I think they have the potential to be a good football team.
And again, you've got to be lucky with my main concern is the protection of the quarterback and in the solar, because where they do what they do offensively, and you know where he is.
They lost him last year in the bowl game.
They lost. Also J. Daniels.
When you don't move your quarterback around and you throw the football the entire time, then your target is the quarterback was.
The opponent knows that.
You take a quarterback out of the game, and I'm not talking about injury.
But you take him out of the game, and all of a sudden it's different football deed.
But they're only one dimension.
They don't run the football.
They don't believe in running the football.
They can't run the football when they have to run the football, but they don't believe it.
So my main concern is is the the the The office decided that football in the protection of Solis, the quarterback plus the improvement of the defense is going against an offense and a defense.
That Matt job, where they both get together, get better by going against each other.
USC will have a difficult time getting ready to play.
Opponents who run the ball do different things.
So what USC does offensively because they don't see it until they see a game day.
So I think there's gotta be a philosophy where they both work and help each other to become great.
But they saw this season is concerned.
I would say they could beat every single team on their schedule.
If they want it, they put it together and they do What's right? Yeah.
Okay, So our final question Do you have any advice for my viewers broadcasting wise and life wise? Well, I take it by for you.
Bu You're doing what you're supposed to be doing.
You're supposed to be learning.
I'm a good friend.
That was a good friend of Keep Jackson.
Now, Jackson, one of the all time broadcast is not only in football, but he did every sport to watch.
I'm on the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation.
We raised money.
The name The press box Broadcasting center.
After keep Jack, we also put a statue this past summer out in the Hall of Fame areas Keith Jackson, because what he brought to college football.
And I've heard so many stories to keep Jackson as far as how he taught in the broadcast.
And he remembered he told me stories just like you when he's the walk to school or write his mule.
The school down in Georgia.
He's the broadcast, the games, going to school of broadcast games, walking back through the cornfield like he was broadcasting the Rose Bowl game or broadcasting some of that.
Just like those.
They didn't have a podcast.
They couldn't practice with somebody like you're in one area and I'm in a different area.
So you had to do it yourself.
And what you're doing right now is the smartest thing.
You're starting young.
You're meeting people.
You're having a chance to ask what you're prepared things and experience things.
A lot of people don't have the opportunity of experience, and the only way you really learn is by doing you've got to do things.
I think that's really important.
Like down the road.
Sometime I might have you on one of my show who would give you a really experience being on a live radio show.
Not knowing maybe what I'm even gonna ask you, do You were now to be prepared to answer questions quickly, but I wouldn't put you on the spot in any way.
So what you're doing is First of all, you've got to be well rounded.
You've got to get your grades.
But you've gotta have fun.
You've gotta enjoy what you do.
You gotta love what you do.
And you gotta be willing to do a lot of things for free.
Because when I used to hire anybody or when I went in the radio, I didn't ask him Coming to this job paid.
I would just say, I just want the job and you pay you what I'm worth.
Would you decide? Because that will open a lot of doors.
Too many people are worried about how much they make rather the experiences they get.
And now you have set up something that you're calling around and you're learning talking to people who asked me a question that I mastering for you or other young people who are listening.
The main thing is, take advantage of opportunities.
Make sure you don't do all so killed media, meet people in person, be able to look at people in the eye.
When you shake their hand, make sure you please you say thank you, please.
And you're courteous people.
But you never get a chance at a second impression.
Someone either like you or they don't like you when they first meet you.
So just practice those things that work hard.
The out of trouble.
Love your parents, your parents, your family.
It is your around.
Remember, No one loved them.
Loved you more than they do.
And you just follow their direction.
And I'm sure you'll have a lot of opportunities.
Some great advice from Coach Harvey Hide and, you know, fight on from my family to yours.
And, you know, I heard your birthday is coming up.
So happy birthday.
Have a great birthday.
And, um, just, uh, you know, have a great day.
You're absolutely depend.
And they love you is a young man.
Got a lot of energy.
You keep up the good work up there, and I'll talk to you soon.
Thank you, Coach.
Have a great day.
I will. You too.
Have a great day.
That was Coach Harvey.
Hide on the thing on YouTube thing with YouTube and instagram.
Um, my broadcast went using the internal microphone on my computer on, you know, my YouTube broadcast.
And if you heard anything, I have been listening to my own broadcast behind this buying, you know, we using my headphones because I don't want because there's a 12th delay a typical 12th delay with O.
B s and SportsCastr.
I didn't want that to happen, and I was making sure they didn't cut out, so, you know, But this thing ended up using the internal microphone instead of using my actual microphone here.
As you can see, I don't want to show the actual, uh, logo because I could get a copy striped or something on you too.
But I hope you guys have a great day.
And thank you so much.
Thank you, Coach Harvey, I It was a major, Major, Major, Major.
I was a major, Major Major.
I just came in there on Monday.
I was like, Are on, I think Monday, Sunday, Sunday, Monday I was like, Can I interview you? He said, Yeah, what time or it was Tuesday and he was, like, any what time? I was like, You know what? What time works for you? And he was like, No, What time works for you any time Thursday, though.
I was like, OK, 1 30 And he you know, he said, I'll call you on, you know, conduct the interview and thank you, Mr.
I think you co tried and fight on and let's do this.
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