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Happy Birthday wish from Merv Johnson, OU director of football operations: "(Happy Birthday to) someone who gave me the opportunity to come back and work with a longtime friend here at the University of Oklahoma. Little did I realize how much I would appreciate and enjoy being here in Oklahoma for all of these 30-plus years."
1985: Switzer and Merv
In this 1985 photo, Switzer and Merv Johnson discuss play during a scrimmage in September 1985. Johnson spent 20 years as an OU assistant coach, helping the Sooners to a national championship, five Big Eight Conference titles and seven bowl game victories. PHOTO BY GEORGE R. WILSON, The Oklahoman Archives