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As the nation watches the Penn State Scandal unfold, many lay doubt in the abilities of Coaches in the College Level. This is far from  the reality as we have seen coaches provide a tremendous lift to Universities along with a tremendous lift to the surrounding communities. Barry Switzer is a great example of a coach that has brought a dedication to academics as well as focus on achieving success. Barry became head coach at Oklahoma in 1973, leading the team to an undefeated season his first year as Coach.

His success didn’t stop there as he led Oklahoma to another undefeated season the following year as we as leading them to a national championships in 1974, 1975 and 1985. Barry’s success at the University of Oklahoma earned him election to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 along with the Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award In 2004.

The University of Oklahoma is forever his efforts and they showed that in 2011 when they unveiled their third satue honoring a former coach. Barry Switzer was added to the ranks of Bennie Owen and Bud Wilkinson, being immortalized with a statue that is located just east of the Switzer Center.

Former Coach Barry Switzer is forever grateful for this amazing gesture by the University of Oklahoma. During his speech at the unveiling of the statue, Switzer acknowledges that his career would never have existed without all the great coaches and players. Switzer still remains on the top coaches ever to set foot on a NCAA field. 

Watch Barry Switzer Speaking at His Statue Unveiling:

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