Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receivers Kenny Shaw (81) and Kelvin Benjamin (1) and quarterback Jameis Winston (5) and wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) react at the end of the game. The Seminoles defeated the Blue Devils 45-7 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

2013 BCS National Championship: Legendary Auburn Coach Pat Dye Talks FSU


As the 2014 BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Florida State rapidly approaches , the takes are going to be coming in from legends and alumni on both sides. With two legendary programs like these, you shouldn’t expect anything else. It’s always a joy to hear from some of the great names of the past talk about what’s happening today, especially with circumstances such as these.

From the Auburn side, you can’t really get much more legendary than Pat Dye.

Dye coached the Tigers program from 1981-1992. In that span, he compiled four SEC Championships, including three in a row from 1987-1989.

In his post-coaching career, Dye has been known to not really care much about what comes out of his mouth. He will give his opinion, whether you agree with it or not.

Since it’s been set in stone that the final BCS Championship will be decided between the Seminoles and Tigers, we really haven’t heard much from the former Auburn coach–until now.

On Thursday, Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat had a chance to speak with Dye, and he offered up some of his thoughts on this undefeated FSU team that his school will be facing on Jan. 6.

First, Dye spoke a bit about FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher, who we had the chance to spend some time with when he coached quarterbacks at Auburn from 1993-1998:

 

 

Next, Dye compared FSU to some teams in the SEC that the Tigers have faced this season, mainly giving the ‘Noles the edge over them:

 

 

Henry then asked Dye about how it would have been to see Florida State play in the SEC this season:

 

 

 

Finally, Dye made the comparison between the two teams that will meet for the crystal ball in less than two weeks:

 

 

 

Definitely some interesting tidbits from the outspoken legend.

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