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Barry Switzer's resignation: Where were you 25 years ago?

by Erik Horne Modified: June 19, 2014 at 10:35 am •  Published: June 19, 2014

Barry Switzer pauses after announcing his resignation, effective immediately, as head coach of the University of Oklahoma Sooners on June 19, 1989. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Barry Switzer pauses after announcing his resignation, effective immediately, as head coach of the University of Oklahoma Sooners on June 19, 1989. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

June 19, 1989.

Where were you when OU coach Barry Switzer resigned?

I was probably in some little swimming pool as a 3 1/2-year-old with no awareness of Switzer or his greatness, but the legendary Sooners coach resigned on this day 25 years ago. Tell us where you were, what you were doing and what your reaction was to Switzer stepping down as OU coach after his historic run of three national championships.

Submit your answers below in the comments section, on Twitter with the @newsoksports handle or via our Facebook page.

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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