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<strong>Happy Birthday wish from Mike Gaddis, former OU running back: </strong><br>

<i>"(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." </i><br>
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<strong>1987: Switzer on the back side</strong><br>

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