Barry Switzer is best known as the former national championship-winning coach of Oklahoma and the Super Bowl-winning coach of Dallas. (How ’bout them Cowboys!) But he’s also an Arkansas grad and he’s just fine with his alma mater’s hire of Bret Bielema. For a number of reasons:
“The first thing I heard today was that he grew up on a pig farm. That’s quite a start in my book. And my last memory was watching him hang 70 on Nebraska. Just those two facts are enough. Then, I hear that he’s out of the Hayden Fry-Bill Snyder-Barry Alvarez coaching tree. Oh, that’s enough for me to like a lot. Then, I hear he’s got a 27-year-old wife. Okay, we can stop. I like him.”
Now, that quote comes from a messageboard, so it could be bogus. But it sure sounds like something Switzer would say. And even if he didn’t, it’s funny.