Barry Switzer, the King of Oklahoma football

Barry Switzer spent 16 seasons coaching the Oklahoma Sooners before a four-year stint with the Dallas Cowboys. During that time he won three National Championships and became one of just three individuals to win a National Championship and a Super Bowl. He joined Travis and Chad on Rip City Drive to discuss his career, his accomplishments and the new regime of Oklahoma football.

Switzer has said that the 1985 Orange Bowl was probably his most memorable win. He discussed that victory.

“That game tied Bud [Wilkinson] with 125 victories, only 24 defeats and four ties and it gave us our third National Championship. He won three. I won three. We had the same record at that point in time. So I thought it pretty significant.”

Switzer also gave his thoughts on new Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley.

“Mike Leach at Washington State, he said without a doubt, this guy’s the best guy I ever worked with as a young assistant coach. Bob Stoops did the right thing in hiring this guy. First of all he calls the plays, but he also recruits the quarterbacks and he coaches the quarterbacks. Now he’s the head coach doing the same thing. So that’s tremendous being able to do that in recruiting.”

Finally Switzer talked about the great rivalry that he had with Tom Osborne and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

“Well, I enjoyed the fact that we won most of them, that’s what I liked best about it. Through the 70s, I think I only lost once to Tom and I ended up 12-5 against him. It was a great rivalry. Either he or us won the National Championship at that time.”

Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to stay tuned to Rip City Radio 620 for all your updates on college football.

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