Happy Birthday wish from Jakie Sandifer, former OU halfback: "(Happy Birthday to) my friend. I've never known anybody to be so nice as Barry Switzer is to everyone. He goes out of his way to do things for other people."
1979: Celebrating Switzer In this photo from November 1979, Switzer celebrates with his team after a win over Nebraska. The victory propelled the Sooners into the Orange Bowl, where they defeated Florida State, 24-7. PHOTO BY JIM ARGO, The Oklahoman Archive