Barry Switzer

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Barry Switzer in 2006

Barry Layne Switzer (born October 5, 1937) is a former football coach in the college and professional ranks from 1962 to 1997. He has one of the highest-winning percentages of any college football coach in history and is one of only three head coaches to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl.


  • The quote "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple," is often attributed to Switzer but, in fact, appeared in print five years before the interview in which he is known to have said it. Ralph Keyes, author of The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, attributes the quote to to an unknown author following an investigation in his book.
  • They had no game plan for losing. . . . Because when you can't win a game, you need to run the clock, don't let it stop, don't throw passes incomplete . . . get the game over with, get on the bus and go home.

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  • [1] The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, by Ralph Keyes