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Oklahoma to unveil Barry Switzer statue Saturday

BARRY SWITZER — The University of Oklahoma will add a Barry Switzer statue to its collection of monuments to its legendary coaches. The Switzer statue will be unveiled in a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 31, 2011

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma will unveil a statue of former coach Barry Switzer before Saturday's game against Texas A&M to commemorate the Sooners' career coaching victories leader.

Switzer will be the third coach recognized with a statue. Bennie Owen and Bud Wilkinson statues were unveiled last season.

The ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, east of the Barry Switzer Center and near the Owen and Wilkinson statues.

Switzer won more games than any other coach in school history, compiling a 157-29-4 mark from 1973-88. He was 100-11-1 in conference games. His Sooners won three national championships (1974, 1975, 1985), 12 Big Eight Conference championships and eight bowl games in 13 appearances.


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