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Barry Switzer Jokes He'll Be Trump's 'Secretary of Offense'

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    Former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer arrives at Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday and jokes that he's there to interview for "secretary of offense." (Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016)

    If President-elect Donald Trump is interested in running the wishbone, he found his man.

    Former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer was spotted outside Trump Tower in New York Dec. 8 and he joked with reporters about his intentions.

    "Donald plans to run with the ball and I know a lot about rushing the football," he told reporters.

    Switzer clarified to the Associated Press Thursday that he hadn't even met with Trump. Actually, he had gone to a Starbucks.

    Switzer apparently thought reporters thought he was serious.

    "I think they need to learn the cabinet positions," he said. "I thought most of them knew when I told them he was making me Secretary of Offense."

    Switzer's daughter, Kathy Miller, hosted a campaign fundraiser for Trump at her Norman home, according to The Dallas Morning News. Switzer said he met Trump in the early 1990s when they were promoting books they had written.

    "I told him, 'Your book is going to do better than mine because you're rich enough to go to all the bookstores and buy all the copies yourself,'" he said.

    Switzer won three national championships in 16 years with Oklahoma and one Super Bowl in four seasons with the Cowboys.