Auburn legend Pat Dye has died at age 80
Terrible news to share from the state of Alabama as legendary Auburn coach Pat Dye has passed. He was 80.
247Sports was the first to report Dye had passed.
This news comes less than two weeks after Dye was hospitalized due to ongoing kidney issues.
The former Auburn coach had also tested positive for coronavirus but was asymptomatic.
Dye coached at Auburn from 1981 until 1992, leading the Tigers to a 99-39-4 record during that time, including a 6-2-1 bowl record. During his time on The Plains, Dye led Auburn to four SEC titles.
The 1983 Auburn team went 11-1 and beat Michigan in the Sugar Bowl. Dye was also instrumental in getting the Iron Bowl moved to a home-and-home setting during his time at Auburn.
Dye was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
During his 19-year head coaching career, which spanned from ECU staring in 1974 until his retirement at Auburn in 1992, Dye had a 153-62-5 overall record.
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