Happy Birthday wish from Thomas Lott, former OU quarterback: "(Happy Birthday to) the man who taught me what true compassion was."
1975: Switzer and the orange
In this popular photo from 1975, Switzer takes a bite out of an orange thrown from the stands after the Sooners beat Nebraska to earn a spot in the Orange Bowl. The Sooners beat Michigan in Miami to win the national championship. PHOTO BY CLIFF TRAVERSE, The Oklahoman Archive