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Jimmy Johnson, circa 1972

by Jacob Unruh Published: December 18, 2012

Each Tuesday, we run a photographic memory in The Oklahoman. This is a photo from today’s paper that assistant sports editor Scott Munn found in our archives of former Oklahoma assistant coach Jimmy Johnson in 1972. We thought you would enjoy this.

In this 1972 photo from The Oklahoman archives, Jimmy Johnson, a 29-year-old OU assistant football coach, watches a defensive drill during practice. Johnson, who was referred to as Jim Johnson in the original photo cutline, has come a long way since the '72 season, when the Big Eight champion Sooners finished 11-1. Between then and his current position as a popular NFL studio analyst for Fox, Johnson has been head coach at Oklahoma State, guided Miami U. to a national championship and the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl titles. Photo from The Oklahoman Archives
In this 1972 photo from The Oklahoman archives, Jimmy Johnson, a 29-year-old OU assistant football coach, watches a defensive drill during practice. Johnson, who was referred to as Jim Johnson in the original photo cutline, has come a long way since the '72 season, when the Big Eight champion Sooners finished 11-1. Between then and his current position as a popular NFL studio analyst for Fox, Johnson has been head coach at Oklahoma State, guided Miami U. to a national championship and the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl titles. Photo from The Oklahoman Archives

In this 1972 photo from The Oklahoman archives, Jimmy Johnson, a 29-year-old OU assistant football coach, watches a defensive drill during practice. Johnson, who was referred to as Jim Johnson in the original photo cutline, has come a long way since the ’72 season, when the Big Eight champion Sooners finished 11-1. Between then and his current position as a popular NFL studio analyst for Fox, Johnson has been head coach at Oklahoma State, guided Miami U. to a national championship and the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl titles.


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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