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Pat Dye

Pat Dye (1939–2020), legendary Auburn football coach

by Kirk Fox

Pat Dye was the legendary head football coach at Auburn from 1981 until 1992 who led the Tigers to four SEC Championship wins.  

  • Died: Monday, June 1, 2020 (Who else died on June 1?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 80. He was hospitalized for a kidney issue and tested positive for COVID-19 but his son said he was asymptomatic.   
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Auburn Legend  

Dye was the head coach at Auburn from 1981 until 1992, leading the team to four SEC football championship wins. He had an incredible record at Auburn of 99-39-4 with nine winning seasons in a row. The Auburn program was in a slump until they brought on Dye as athletic director, hiring him away from a head coaching job at Wyoming. While at Auburn, he coached legendary running back Bo Jackson. Dye played college football at Georgia where he was a two-time All-American lineman and then played for Edmonton in the CFL.   

What they said about him

Full Obituary: USA Today

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