Q&A with Barry Switzer
"I'm calling my own plays," says Switzer, who will be in Sin City in a few hours after getting an unexpected invite from a buddy. "I'm at a point in my life where I want to be able to call my own plays and you can't do that if you're tied down to a schedule."
It's been 11 years since Switzer last patrolled a football sideline, but the former Oklahoma and Cowboys coach still speaks in gridiron lingo as he explains to his wife that his plans for the weekend have changed. "I'm calling an audible," he explains. "I'm going to Vegas."
"When you're 70 years old you want to do what the hell you want to do when you want to do it," he says. "That's why I always say I'm calling my own plays."
The only time Switzer might not be calling his own plays is when he is in front of a camera, reading lines from a script written for him. While he isn't an actor, Switzer has appeared in
I recently caught up with Switzer to talk about his acting career, why the Cowboys haven't won a playoff game since he left and if he would leave college football for the NFL if he were still coaching the Sooners.