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Bench McElroy
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Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
.837 winning percentage (4th highest all-time)

Finished ranked top 3 in the AP polls nine times (tied with Bowden and Paterno for #1 all-time except Switzer did it less than half the time- 16 seasons compared to Bowden's 40 and Paterno's 46)

Won 12 conference titles in 16 years

12-5 record against Tom Osborne (Switzer beat Osborne like a drum in pretty much every big game they coached against each other)

Only man to win a national championship with a true freshman starting QB

Also the only man who can get away with rocking a fur coat in his 70s

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rmc
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
Cause he cheated.


TheCaterpillar
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
Because he cheated so blatantly


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
Cause he was an idiot with a potential goat.

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Played a crappy schedule

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And then half the team was busted for shady shite...

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And then he won a SB by inheriting Jimmy Johnson's juggernaught.

Oklahoma was a total mess in the 80's - way worse than Miami...some great football teams but just - I'm surprised they weren't the first SMU before SMU.


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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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Cause he cheated.


That pretty much settles it


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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
Because his gumbo fricking sucked, T.


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BamaDude06
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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Also the only man who can get away with rocking a fur coat in his 70s


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Korin
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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Cause he cheated.

And? Bowden got busted for major violations in 3 different decades and it's generally not held against him.


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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Also the only man who can get away with rocking a fur coat in his 70s



And Pantyhose for men too! Roll-tide.


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LilDeuceCoupe
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
Drank many beers and just as many stories with the King. Just turned 80 yesterday and is beloved to those he calls friends.


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Overbrook
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
Switzer also coached a team to win the Super Bowl.
But that cheating thing.....


SabiDojo
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
I think it's because there is Nick Saban and then everyone else.


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MontyFranklyn
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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.837 winning percentage (4th highest all-time)

Played in the Big 8. Only had one game that was a challenge

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Finished ranked top 3 in the AP polls nine times (tied with Bowden and Paterno for #1 all-time except Switzer did it less than half the time- 16 seasons compared to Bowden's 40 and Paterno's 46)

Being a blue blood gets you the benefit of doubt and ranked higher early and you don't drop far when you lose. See tOSU this season. Bama, USC and all other blue bloods benefit from this.

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Won 12 conference titles in 16 years
Again, Big 8.

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12-5 record against Tom Osborne (Switzer beat Osborne like a drum in pretty much every big game they coached against each other)
This is the most impressive criteria. Surely dominated Nebraska which was a solid blue blood at the time.

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Only man to win a national championship with a true freshman starting QB
Not as tough back then as it is today. They didn't pass the ball much.

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Also the only man who can get away with rocking a fur coat in his 70s
See Broadway Joe


Wally Sparks
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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Switzer also "coached" a team to win the Super Bowl.


FIFY


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Knight of Old
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Sevendust912
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
I find Barry Switzer to be a fascinating character. If anyone has some stories of him at OU, please share them.


TigerNlc
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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Cause he was an idiot with a potential goat.

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That dude had no chest. He quit at first sign of adversity.


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ThePTExperience1969
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
Idk, it’s likely the perception of his program due to all the knuckleheads that comprised his teams especially at the tail-end and the NCAA imposition of probation that corresponded with Switzer’s decision to resign. We exclude all that, Switzer was probably one of the greatest coaches in history of college football top 5 and led arguably the most unstoppable wishbone attack ever to compliment great defensive teams.


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Colonel Angus
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
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I find Barry Switzer to be a fascinating character. If anyone has some stories of him at OU, please share them.


You should read "Bootlegger's Boy". Good read and will give you an understanding of where/what he came from.


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LilDeuceCoupe
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Why isn't Barry Switzer mentioned more in GOAT CFB coach conversations?
One Easter I was alone in the fraternity house because I couldn't get home considering the distance. Our old house sat on a full block. I was the only person in the house and I hear people rumbling about. After checking it out they were Arkansas football players. One being Barry's son. He politely asks man come hang out at Dad's house right down the street. Barry swings the door open. Get your asses in here. Proceeds to call every restaurant in Norman and food and alcohol everywhere.

Too many stories to type.


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