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Pat Dye, legendary Auburn football coach, battling coronavirus and kidney issues: report

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Pat Dye, the legendary Auburn football coach behind 4 SEC titles, has reportedly examined optimistic for the coronavirus and is within the hospital with kidney points.

The Toccoa First United Methodist Church despatched an e mail to its members asking for prayers for Dye, the Montgomery Advertiser reported Wednesday.

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“Please join us in praying for and lifting up Jayne Snell’s brother, Pat Dye. Pat recently tested positive for COVID-19, and has since been hospitalized with ongoing kidney problems,” the e-mail learn. “Jayne says he is very weak, and is experiencing loss of appetite and some confusion.”

Dye, 80, is taken into account to be probably the most profitable coaches in Auburn historical past.

Head coach Pat Dye and the Auburn Tigers celebrate on the sidelines during a game in 1982. (Photo by Collegiate Images via Getty Images)

He coached the Tigers from 1981 to 1992, main them to 9 bowl video games in these 12 seasons. He completed the season ranked No. 10 in The Related Press ballot 5 instances, together with at No. three in 1983 when the Tigers completed with an 11-1 report.

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He completed his profession at Auburn with a 99-39-Four report. He was compelled to step down as coach and athletic director after the NCAA decided he was accountable for guidelines violations.

Dye coached at East Carolina and Wyoming earlier than becoming a member of Auburn.

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Dye was inducted into the School Football Corridor of Fame in 2005. He additionally had the sphere at Jordan-Hare Stadium named in his honor.

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