Forgive me. That should be BARRY SWITZER MOVIE IN THE WORKS! APPARENTLY! The legendary Oklahoma Sooners coach (and accomplished Dallas Cowboys coach) could see his memoir turned into a movie -- a movie that could be written by Friday Night Lights writers to boot. How could today get any better?
Molly Smith, the producer, was also responsible for P.S. I Love You and The Blind Side, so expect Nick Saban to somehow show up on a recruiting trip and woo the mother of a young Texan. She's also the daughter of Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, so expect the movie's Switzer to pine for Oklahoma to get a call-up to the Big East someday, if they can prove worthy.
Eight straight Big Eight titles, players selling coke to feds, three national championships, that thin-eyed wit, the wishbone offense, NCAA probation, the world's snuggest slacks, five OU players catching felonies, and a Super Bowl. Hollywood, kindly point out where the line begins for this film, and you'll see I'm already in it somehow, especially if Barry Switzer plays himself.