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Barry Switzer to Coach at USO Football Event

Barry Switzer (AP IMAGE) Barry Switzer (AP IMAGE)

Originally Published: Dec 5, 2009 1:4 AM CDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Barry Switzer and Tommy Bowden are heading back to sidelines, but in Iraq instead of the U.S.

Switzer, who led Oklahoma to an NCAA championship and the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl title, will lead a flag-football team made up of former college stars and military personnel in a game against a similar squad led by former Clemson coach Bowden. The Salute to The Troops is being staged by the USO.

Switzer, an Arkansas native leaves Dec. 27 for Kuwait City.

"American soldiers, they love college football," Switzer said. "We're taking a bowl game to them."

The game is to be played at a U.S. base on a date still unannounced. The time and location are being kept secret for security purposes.

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