Skip to comments.Former Oklahoma and Cowboys coach Barry Switzer: ‘I’d never recruit a white quarterback’
Posted on 03/02/2014 5:45:00 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer has been a pretty harsh critic of Texas A&M quarterback and possible No. 1 draft pick Johnny Manziel. On Thursday, Switzer took that criticism to a new level. In an interview with WNSR Sports Radio in Nashville, Switzer was asked if he were an NFL coach, would he draft Manziel? Switzer begins by saying he loves his ability, Johnny can play, but out of nowhere Switzer brings race into the equation. "I've always said I'd never recruit a white quarterback, Switzer said. The only way I'd ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me was if his mom and daddy would have to both be black, and that's the only way I would do it. "My offense is a quarterback-fullback offense. I'd have to have a Jamelle Holieway, J.C. Watts [or] Thomas Lott. Those guys are gonna be my quarterbacks, they're great runners, they're great ball carriers and ... able to pass, complete some, and those guys could. Those guys could throw and run." The controversial comments come just one day after Switzer referred to Manziel as an arrogant little p----. What makes the comments even more puzzling is one of the quarterbacks he did recruit was Troy Aikman, who had a good laugh about it on Twitter.
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Easy on the Johnny Red, Barry.
He stays drunk so much he couldn’t see a white quarterback standing in the sunshine.
Someone considered him relevant to let him speak into a mic? The best thing he ever did was split a Super Bowl win with Jimmy Johnson by winning one with Johnson’s players.
I have a book by Charles Thompson who is interestingly a Black Quarterback who played for Switzer.
He basically says that Oklahoma under Switzer was just about as corrupt as a program can be. It was all there, drugs, girls provided for sex basically, you name it, Switzer did it.
Barry’s a good coach and was innovative and effective. He is old. Let it go.
“Id never recruit a white quarterback,
10 years from now: “I’d never recruit a straight quarterback”
Oh....he be in trouble....
Pray for the poor Centers then.
If I were a Center I would eat Baked beans, hard boiled eggs and a 6 of light beer by Miller the night before every game.
Then let that gay Backturd QB put his hands on my butt.
Tebow can't buy a job and he IS a running fullback type qb....
as always, Switzer is a arse....
I sat next to him on a plane about 10 years ago. He was not drunk, but there was something just quite right about him either. Like every now and then a gear just appeared to jump a tooth. Strangest two hours I ever spent.
Wasn’t belligerent or rude - just odd.
Was he carrying a gun?
Wow. So he would pass on Montana, Manning, Brady, Marino, Bradshaw, etc. etc. etc. What’s he sposed to be some kinda guru or sumpthin?
Probably not - we were on a plane
don’t forget Luck, Romo, Manning II, Brees