Happy Birthday wish from Mike Gaddis, former OU running back:
"(Happy Birthday to) the reason for my choosing the Sooners over the (USC) Trojans back in 1987. Thanks for still being 'coach' for me even until this day. I know I can always call on you whenever for whatever."
1987: Switzer on the back side
In this photo from an August 1987 practice, Switzer keeps a close eye on drills. Switzer led the Sooners to an 11-0 regular-season record in '87, before a loss to Miami in the Orange Bowl. Switzer coached at OU for one more year after the '87 Orange Bowl. OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE PHOTO