We lost an SEC legend on Monday as Pat Dye has passed at age 80 after the former Auburn had to be hospitalized due to ongoing kidney issues.

Dye is widely recognized as one of the best coaches not only in Auburn history but in SEC history. After taking over an Auburn program that was being dominated by Bear Bryant’s Alabama program, Dye managed to flip the momentum of the Iron Bowl during his tenure on The Plains.

Arguably his most important accomplishment as Auburn’s coach was getting the Iron Bowl moved away from Birmingham and moved to a home-and-home setting.

During his time coaching Auburn, from 1981 until 1992, Dye finished with a 99-39-4 record and went 6-2-1 in bowl games. He led Auburn to four SEC titles and went on to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

Following Dye’s passing, former Auburn players and coaches, as well as media members that covered the legendary coach, shared their reactions to the news: