Happy Birthday wish from Mike Jones, former OU assistant coach: "(Happy Birthday to) the coach who recruited me out of high school, then gave me the opportunity to coach at the University of Oklahoma, one of the greatest traditions in college football, and to coach under one of the greatest college coaches ever. Love you, man."
1987: Switzer at practice
Switzer, shown here during an August 1987 practice, had high hopes for the '87 squad. Led by players like Spencer Tillman and Jamelle Holiway, the Sooners rolled to an 11-0 regular season before falling to Miami in the Orange Bowl. PHOTO BY JIM ARGO, The Oklahoman Archives