George Petrie is Adam, obviously. John Heisman? Maybe Noah (several schools claim him but call him Gilgamesh, his descendents populate the gridiron). Iron Mike Donahue? Samson, maybe (super strong teams, but weak after being seduced by the harlot of the bayou). Shug is Abraham, the grandfatherly father of the faith. And on this day in 1981, it was announced that the University of Auburn had its Moses (much to the chagrin of Pharaoh Bryant).
Story via the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
Related: Dye family portrait, 1981.
* The War Eagle fight song sung opera style
* Auburn students vandalize Jacks restaurant ’cause it looked too Bama
* Cam Newton donates his hair to charity
* Bear Bryant’s lost year at Auburn
* The Secret History of Pat Dye Field
* Aubie throws a grenade
* There was a camel at Toomer’s Corner
* The Auburn player who played for Bama… and Busey
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Wait, Barfield technically resigned? That means Gene Chizik was the first Auburn HC fired in 62 years.
I noticed Bo said “University of Auburn” during 30-for-30’s “Roll Tide, War Eagle”. Now we can blame that on Dye.
Tiger X says
Wait, Barfield resigned on December 1 and we did not have a coach in place until January 3? What the heck was the administration doing? They are lucky there was no internet back then, Auburn boards would have been melting down! Not to mention what Finebaum would have been saying about the Dooley Debacle and then Dye bringing a bunch of coaches from Wyoming!
I knew Dye had coached at East Carolina, but I had no idea he was there so long, or had that good a record. Does anyone know if they were D-1 or D-1AA back then?
Is it OK if I skip the low hanging fruit of Tuberville as Job and skip to Malzahn as a giant-killing David?
Still haven’t found a good one for Bowden and Chizic. May have to try Norse Mythology for Loki and Balder.
I know one was already mentioned but I argue Tuberville has to be Moses… he saw the promised land (2004) but wasn’t allowed to enter.