Happy Birthday wish from Charles Thompson, former OU quarterback:
"(Happy Birthday to) the man who certainly meant a lot to me during my time as a collegiate athlete. I devoted myself to youth football because of what he inspired in my life."
1985: Switzer and Paterno
In this photo , Switzer shares a laugh with former Penn State coach Joe Paterno before their teams squared off in the 1985 Orange Bowl. OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE PHOTO