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Profession: American football player, Football Coach, Coach
Date of Birth: Oct 5, 1937
Country: United States of America
Barry Switzer is a former American football coach, he has a net worth of $5 million. Barry Switzer has earned his net worth from his coaching career from 1962 to 1997. He coached in both the college and professional ranks. Switzer has one of the highest winning percentages of any coach in college football history. He was born on October 5, 1937 in Crossett, Arkansas, his father Frank was a bootlegger who got arrested at the family home. Barry and his brother Donnie were raised by their mother Mary Louise, however she committed suicide on August 26, 1959. Barry received a scholarship and played football at the University of Arkansas. He had a short career in the U.S. Army after graduating from college. After that he returned to Arkansas as an assistant coach. He is the second head coach behind Jimmy Johnson to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl. After the 1966 season, Switzer left Arkansas to become an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma under new head coach and good friend, Jim Mackenzie. After Mackenzie died of a heart attack in 1967, after spring training, Switzer remained assistant coach under new head coach Chuck Fairbanks, formerly from the University of Houston. Switzer became head coach at Oklahoma in 1973; under his leadership the team went undefeated in both 73, and 74. Oklahoma also won national championships in 1974, 1975 and again in 1985. Switzer resigned from Oklahoma in 1989, after Oklahoma was placed on probation by the NCAA. He returned to coaching in 1994 with the Dallas Cowboys. Switzer joined the crew of the FOX NFL Pregame show, in 2007. He currently resides in Norman, OK with his wife Becky; he also owns Switzer's Locker Room and several small businesses in the Norman area.
Barry Switzer (born October 5, 1937) is a former football coach, active in the college and professional ranks between 1962 and 1997. He has one of the highest winning percentages of any college football coach in history, and is one of only two head coaches to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl (the other being a rival college head coach Jimmy Johnson.)
Born in Crossett, Arkansas, Switzer's father Frank was a bootlegger who was arrested at the family house. His mother Mary Louise raised Barry and his brother Donnie, but on August 26, 1959 she shot herself.
Barry accepted an athletic scholarship and played football at the University of Arkansas. After graduation, he did a brief stint in the U.S. Army and then returned to Arkansas as an assistant coach.
Following the 1966 season, Switzer moved to the University of Oklahoma as an assistant coach under new head coach and good friend, Jim Mackenzie. After Mackenzie died of a heart attack following spring practice of 1967, Switzer continued as an assistant under former University of Houston assistant and new Oklahoma head coach Chuck Fairbanks.
Switzer quickly made a name for himself by perfecting the wishbone offense and developing it into the most prolific rushing offense in college football history. Under Switzer's wishbone, the Sooners set an NCAA rushing record of 472 yards per game in 1971 and scored over 500 points in two different seasons, 1971 and 1986.
When Fairbanks accepted the position of head coach of the New England Patriots following the 1972 season, Switzer was the obvious choice to succeed him.
Switzer became head coach at Oklahoma in 1973, leading the team to undefeated seasons that year and the next. Oklahoma won national championships in 1974, 1975 and 1985 under Switzer's leadership. The team won or shared in the Big Eight Conference championship every year from 1973 to 1980. During his sixteen years as head coach at Oklahoma, his teams won eight of th

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Former Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer says Cowboys can’t bench Dak Prescott

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Posted: October 10, 2016, 4:50 pm

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer says team can’t bench QB Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys have an interesting decision on their hands. Longtime starter Tony Romo went down with a back injury in the preseason and rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has quickly become a fan favorite while leading the Cowboys to a 4-1 record.
Posted: October 10, 2016, 3:14 pm

Once-dominant Michigan State defense short on playmakers, even shorter on attitude

Pending the whims of oddsmakers, the Spartans could be underdogs in their next three games, and it would be a downright miracle if they could keep Michigan from hanging half-a-hundred, as Barry Switzer used to muse about his high-octane Oklahoma offenses ...
Posted: October 16, 2016, 5:39 am
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