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Happy Birthday wish from John Brooks, former OU play-by-play voice: "(Happy Birthday to) a coach who could generate enthusiasm (in players) and belief in themselves. What he did in recruiting the black athlete opened the doors for so many others, in addition to the ones who played at Oklahoma."
1988: Switzer on the field
In this photo from Switzer's final season with the Sooners, Switzer coaches up his team during their game vs. Arizona. The Sooners won that game 28-10 and went on to a 9-3 overall record, but lost to Clemson in the Citrus Bowl. PHOTO BY JIM ARGO, The Oklahoman Archives