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