Switzer talks recruiting, Manziel, Sam

February, 25, 2014
Feb 25
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Barry Switzer is at it again.

The former Oklahoma coach sat down with Grantland to share some recruiting stories and express his opinion on several subjects, including Michael Sam, Johnny Manziel and Pete Carroll. Take the time to read the full interview, which you can find here. You won't regret it.

Here's a small sample of the interview:

On Marcus Dupree:
"When I saw him in high school, he was better than anyone I’d ever seen, and I’ve seen ’em all. I’d seen the Bo Jacksons, the Herschel Walkers, the Eric Dickersons, Earl Campbells. I recruited them all. I saw ’em play live, I’ve seen the tape on ’em out of high school."
On Billy Sims:
"I told Billy to hide out for two days. I wanted to sign Kenny King. ... But I can’t be everywhere, and Kenny wanted me to sign him at 8 a.m. Once I told Billy to hide out, he went to Houston with his dad for two days."
On Michael Sam:
"I’d rather have a gay guy that’s got game than a straight guy that ain’t got game. It all comes down to the ability to play the game."
On Johnny Football:
"Johnny Manziel is the first football player I’ve ever seen that can control the game like those guys [Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson] did basketball."

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