Barry Switzer: 'I'd never recruit a white quarterback'

Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer might want to stop talking about quarterback prospects. Or maybe he should just stop talking.

After describing former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL prospect Johnny Manziel as an embarrassment to himself, his teammates and coaches on Wednesday, Switzer said Thursday during a radio interview with WNSR in Nashville that he would consider him a worthy draft selection.

"I’ve said some negative things about him but at the same time I’ve said some very positive things about him. I love his ability; Johnny can play."

Switzer probably should have stopped right there. Instead, he went on to describe his philosophy when it comes to recruiting quarterbacks.

"I’ve always said I’d never recruit a white quarterback," Switzer said during the interview. "The only way I’d ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me was if his mom and daddy would have to both be black, and that’s the only way I would do it.

"My offense is a quarterback-fullback offense; I’d have to have a Jamelle Holieway, J.C. Watts, Thomas Lott. Those guys are gonna be my quarterbacks. They’re great runners, they’re great ball carriers."

Check out the entire interview below. Switzer talks about Manziel starting around the 17-minute mark:


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