Former Auburn Coach Dye Says Rice Knows Nothing About Football

Published on 7-Oct-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Former Auburn Coach Dye Says Rice Knows Nothing About Football

I'm sure Condoleezza Rice is used to being called  incompetent because of her gender, race, or political differences.

So, when she was named to the college football playoff committee last week, she probably knew this was coming.

The old boys network seems to have a problem with the former Secretary of State being in their club. And one such old boy is former Auburn head coach Pat Dye.

Dye said on a morning talk show in Birmingham that he doesn't think Rice is qualified to be on the championship playoff selection panel.

"I love Condoleezza Rice and she's probably a good statesman and all of that, but how in the hell does she know what it's like out there when you can't get your breath and it's 110 degrees and the coach asks you to go some more?

"All she knows about football is what somebody told her," Dye continued. "Or what she read in a book, or what she saw on television. To understand football, you've got to play with your hand in the dirt."

I'm surprised he didn't call her a girl or gal and said she belonged in the kitchen. 

If the Legends Poll, which has former head football coaches voting on the BCS,  were to make a rule saying only coaches who have won national championships should be allowed to vote, Dye would be left out in the cold.

He never won a national championship, and in fact, his incompetence left the Auburn football program in shambles when he left. Making it worse, he continues to meddle with the program today.

Dye was the one who got Auburn put on probation back in the 90's. Dye was also the one who was instrumental in bringing Gene Chizik to the Plains. And yet, this man wants to talk about football knowledge?

How did all those stains on your legacy work out for you, Coach Dye?

I'm sure I wouldn't be alone is advising you to stick to what you know best. It's debatable that includes Auburn football, much less football in general. And it does sound like a bottle of Jack accompanies some of the tripe you say. And this is one.

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