Article Photos: Happy 75th birthday to Barry Switzer, Oklahoma's most beloved coach 23/73

<strong> Happy Birthday wish from Bobby Bell, 40-year best friend and fishing pal: </strong>
<i>"(Happy Birthday to) the man that I love like a brother, the best-hearted guy that I've ever been around."</i><br>
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<strong>1970: Young Barry Switzer</strong><br>

This photo is from 1970 when Oklahoma coach Chuck Fairbanks promoted Switzer to assistant head coach. Switzer would take over the program three years later. PHOTO FROM THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES