Tributes are pouring in for former Auburn coach Pat Dye on Monday after the SEC legend passed away at the age of 80.

Dye was loved by his former Georgia teammates, everyone in the Auburn family and even many coaches he recruited and played against.

One of those coaches, former Alabama and Texas A&M great Gene Stallings, shared his praise of Dye on Monday, per a statement tweeted by Alabama reporter Cecil Hurt:

“I was so sorry to hear about Pat (Dye),” Stallings said. “I knew him before we were head coaches and I’ve been his friend ever since. When he was at Auburn and I was at Alabama, on the field or recruiting, we never had one cross word between us.”

A classy statement from Stallings. It’s clear that Dye was a beloved figure throughout the SEC.