Barry Switzer explains why he actually did Hook ‘Em Horns gesture
Barry Switzer was a three-time national champion as coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, so you’d think you’d never see him even consider doing a “Hook ‘Em Horns” gesture. Right?
Wrong, but Switzer at least had a good reason for the picture he posted on Friday. Switzer’s tire blew out on a crowded freeway, and he got a little bit of help changing it from a Texas graduate.
Why would I smile and do “Horns Up”? A University of Texas graduate helping me change a blowout on I-40 in 5 pm trafffic! His name Francisco De Soto, 37-year-old mechanical engineer, from El Paso, Texas. Francisco had no idea who he was helping! @UTAustin #mechanicalengineering pic.twitter.com/iwRMFXDmV8
— Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) December 21, 2019
A good enough reason, we suppose, since it sounds like it was a pretty hectic situation. Considering how hard Oklahoma fans go with the opposite gesture, Switzer may have some extra explaining to do here, but he seems pretty secure in his reasoning.