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OU legends Barry Switzer, Billy Sims discuss West Virginia in the Big 12

by Hayley Riggs McGhee Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm •  Published: May 3, 2012
Barry Switzer became Oklahoma's head football coach 40 years ago today, on Jan. 29, 1973. AP PHOTO
Barry Switzer became Oklahoma's head football coach 40 years ago today, on Jan. 29, 1973. AP PHOTO
OU coaching legend Barry Switzer and Heisman winner Billy Sims were guests at the Mountaineer Athletic Club Coaches Caravan in Wheeling, W.Va., and shared some thoughts on West Virginia entering the Big 12 Conference, according to West Virginia station Metro News.

Switzer even went so far as to declare WVU a favorite for the upcoming Big 12 football season — though he didn’t dub them the only favorite, of course.

“I think they’re preseason favorites. I’m serious about that,” Switzer said, according to WVMetroNews.com. “I think Oklahoma and them would be preseason favorites. I don’t see anyone else in the picture.”

You can check out the full story here, along with video interviews with Switzer and Sims:
Switzer, Sims high on West Virginia

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by Hayley Riggs McGhee
Assistant Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor Hayley Riggs McGhee has worked for The Oklahoman since 2005. She previously worked as a page designer/copy editor for the (Fort Smith, Ark.) Times Record and The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas. She is a Roland...
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