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HAS GUN, WILL TRAVEL: SWITZER AIMS FOR ROLES IN HOLLYWOOD
Published April 9, 1998
Former Cowboys coach BARRY SWITZER has signed with creative manager STEVEN FENTON and has met with producers MIKE TOLLIN and ROBERT WUHL of "Arli$$," who will write an episode of their show around Switzer, according to Michael Fleming of DAILY VARIETY. Tollin "also has brought him into a cameo role" as a high school football coach in the MTV/ Paramount film, "Varsity Blues." Switzer will also try "to package his bestselling memoirs, 'The Bootlegger's Boy' as a movie." Switzer is also looking into hosting a talk show and is planning to write another book on football. Fenton called Switzer "the most dynamic speaker I've ever heard. He's the Marlboro man" (DAILY VARIETY, 4/9).