Barry Switzer says he'd 'never recruit a white quarterback'

msn.foxsports.com Published: February 28, 2014
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photo - Former Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Barry Switzer walks off the field after a presentation before the game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks August 31, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
Former Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Barry Switzer walks off the field after a presentation before the game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks August 31, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Following his comments about former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, calling him an "arrogant little pr***," former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer said Thursday that he would never recruit a white quarterback.

Switzer went on WNSR radio in Nashville for about 20 minutes. Toward the end of the interview (about 17:10), the topic of Manziel came up again.




Would he have Manziel on his roster?

"I've said some negative things about him and some great positive things about him," Switzer said. "I love his ability.

“I've always said I'd never recruit a white quarterback. The only way I'd ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me was if (his) mom and daddy would have to both be black. ... My offense is a quarterback/fullback offense. I'd have to have a Jamelle Holieway, J.C. Watts, Thomas Lott; those guys would have to be my quarterbacks ... great runners, great ball carriers.”

Switzer did chuckle a bit after his comment. One Hall of Famer begged to differ, finding it pretty funny.

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