By J. Henderson
“Your damn right it was, there’s no question.”
— Pat Dye’s response to Gene Stallings, when asked by Stallings if he thought his schedule at Auburn was tougher than Stallings at Alabama, particularly at the end of the season, which Dye famously dubbed “Amen Corner.”
Auburn typically meets its oldest rival Georgia before heading into the Iron Bowl.
The Crimson Tide played Cincinnati prior to Auburn in Stallings’ first season at Alabama and Memphis during his second; for the remainder of his tenure, he went into the Iron Bowl following games with Mississippi State.
The two former coaches joined Paul Finebaum in the studio during a recent broadcast of his radio show. Finebaum wisely kept his mouth shut and let Dye light the place on fire. It was a veritable Quote of the Day buffet, with lines like…
“They took Florida State and tore into’em like a big cat with a small rat.” — on Florida’s dismantling of FSU and the possibility that the Gators could very well be the best team in the nation right now.
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“It doesn’t take but one Auburn man to be a majority.”
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“I used to think that pros [pro football players] weren’t as good as college but I changed my mind, they’re the best.”
… I fell in love with him all over again.
Stay tuned for a breakdown of their interview / summit, some interesting things were said…