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Former Auburn Football Coach Pat Dye Dies At 80

By Austin Payne Staff Writer for Telegraph Local |Owner of  Macro Sports

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye, who was leading the program during the 1980s, has died as of today. He was 80 years old.

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Pat was actually hospitalized last month due to some apparent ongoing kidney concerns, and tested positively for COVID-19 whilst in the hospital despite being asymptomatic for the virus.

“On behalf of our family, I want to thank all of the people from around the country who have offered their support and admiration for Dad these past several days,” Dye Jr. said in a statement. “Dad would be honored and humbled to know about this overwhelming outreach. The world has lost a pretty good football coach and a great man. He was beloved, he touched so many lives and he will be missed by many, especially our family.”

Pat Dye is a legend as far as Auburn football goes, having guided the team for 12 seasons during his tenure with the university and accumulated a total record of 99-39-4 (maybe they used to allow ties in college football?) during his time at the helm.

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He put up a winning record for a streak of 9 seasons, won 4 SEC Titles, and was named the conferences coach of the year a total of 3 times.

Austin Payne
Austin Payne grew up in the north Georgia mountains before having to relocate to Valdosta in 2017. He has worked various public jobs whilst building a budding interest in marketing, philosophy, sciences, music, and a myriad of other things. An avid learner and information consumer, this all makes for a versatile writer who can cover a litany of topics. While attempting to build experience and start a couple businesses he attends college at Valdosta State University and Georgia Southwestern State university.

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