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Bear Bryant lost a recruit to Auburn in the shower

In early 1981, when young sports columnist Paul Finebaum’s story on Bear Bryant “losing his grip” on the state of Alabama appeared in the Birmingham Post-Herald, assistants under brand new Auburn head coach Pat Dye pounced. It wasn’t so much the story itself as it was the accompanying art. At …

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Celebrating Bama losses at Toomer’s Corner goes way back

There’s this modern, perfectly understandable notion that Auburn students celebrating Bama losses–or really anything other than an Auburn victory (or hope for a victory)–at Toomer’s Corner is some sort of SMH, kids-these-days sacrilege. You can totally think that. You may have shared Kevin Scarbinsky’s latest column on Facebook. Hey, you may even …

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Watch Pat Dye lick sugar off of a football

1983. Auburn 13, Georgia 7. Randy Campbell handed Coach the game ball. But not before he poured a packet of sugar onto the laces. Coach thanked Randy Campbell. Coach licked off the sugar. We’re the better for it. Related: Pat Dye builds a fence in Jordan-Hare. … Keep Reading: * …

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