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Barry Switzer has strong thoughts on Big 12 expansion Brett Deering/Getty Images
NORMAN, OK - AUGUST 31: Former Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Barry Switzer walks off the field after a presentation before the game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks August 31, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

It appears that Oklahoma legend Barry Switzer is a fan of the current Big 12 expansion candidates.

When asked about the possibility of adding Houston to the conference, Switzer was blunt on saying no to the Cougars.

Me, if I had a chance to vote on it, hell no,” Switzer said. “I think it was a mistake to let TCU in, and they proved it was a mistake.”

That’s a blunt statement considering Houston beat Oklahoma 33-23 earlier in the season.

Switzer’s reasoning behind TCU being a mistake is that it has made things more difficult in-conference for Oklahoma. He believes the same would be true for Houston, as the Cougars would become a more attractive destination for recruits in the area.

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Switzer is right to be defensive of his school here. If he thinks that adding schools would hurt Oklahoma more than they would help, then he is doing is rightful duty in letting the school know that.

Of course, adding Houston may be to the benefit of the Big 12, as the conference doesn’t want to constantly get left behind in the College Football Playoff. Of course, Switzer is going to prefer that team to be Oklahoma… not Houston.

[H/T SB Nation]

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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