? Barry Switzer, Oklahoma football coach, on why his school has an in-state recruiting edge over Oklahoma State: "OU is easier to spell than OSU."
? Joe Kapp, California football coach, a onetime quarterback for Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant: "The longest dialogue I ever had with Bud was a monologue, and it lasted three words—'Get a haircut.' Once I saw him show emotion—He raised an eyebrow."
?Richard Byrd, rookie defensive lineman for the Houston Oilers, explaining why he joined a group of players who shaved their heads as a sign of solidarity: "I guess it was voluntary. There were 10 guys around me, so I volunteered."