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Why Is Pat Dye Part of the Auburn Family and Still So Influential?

Article By on 25th March, 2010

... Auburn history. 

After one of Auburn football's most successful eras, millions of people across the nation watched as the popular news show, 60 Minutes , aired Auburn's dirty laundry for the whole nation to see.

Pat Dye was hired as Auburn's head coach on Jan. 2, 1981 at the end of one of the low points in Auburn football. Auburn had just lost nine straight games to cross-state rival Alabama and had a dismal 51-47-3 record from 1973 to 1981.

Here is that win/loss record vs. Alabama as well as Auburn's overall record during the end of the Shug Jordan era and short-lived Doug Barfield era leading into the Pat Dye era. 

 

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