Coach Pat Dye

Auburn man and Legend

According to legend, a search committee member for Dye's interview for the head coaching job at Auburn asked him, "How long will it take you to beat Alabama?". Coach Dye replied, "Sixty Minutes.".

"After the Arena"

By Pat Dye with Mike Jernigan
Foreword by Bo Jackson


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Coach Pat Dye was the Head football coach at Auburn University from 1981 until 1992. He built the Auburn football program into a power in the Southeastern Conference. His record at Auburn was 99-39-4, a 71% win rate. Perhaps the most important aspect of Dye's record was the fact that he led the first victory against rival Alabama hosted on Auburn's campus in 1989. From then on, the Iron Bowl was played at either Auburn or Alabama's home field. Coach Dye was instrumental in moving the Iron Bowl to Auburn every other year.

During his tenure as a coach, he coached four All-America linebackers and helped Alabama to two national championships, three unbeaten seasons, five SEC titles, and nine straight bowl games.

He is currently employed by Auburn University as a Special Assistant to the President. Coach Dye was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame on December 6, 2005. He will be inducted into the prestigious UGA Circle of Honor on September 21, 2013.

Coach Dye now spends most of his time on his farm in Notasulga, Alabama where he is involved in the day to day activities of his two businesses: Crooked Oaks Hunting Preserve and Quail Hollow Gardens Japanese Maple Farm & Nursery. You can also find him on his weekly radio show "The Coach Pat Dye Show" on Thursday evenings at 6pm CST.

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