Article Photos: Happy 75th birthday to Barry Switzer, Oklahoma's most beloved coach 15/73

<strong>Happy Birthday wish from Thomas Lott, former OU quarterback: </strong><br>
<i>"(Happy Birthday to) the man who taught me what true compassion was."</i><br>
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<strong>1975: Switzer and the orange</strong><br>

In this popular photo from 1975, Switzer takes a bite out of an orange thrown from the stands after the Sooners beat Nebraska to earn a spot in the Orange Bowl. The Sooners beat Michigan in Miami to win the national championship. PHOTO BY CLIFF TRAVERSE, The Oklahoman Archive