November 26, 1992 |
On the eve of his team's most important game of the season, and under a cloud of alleged NCAA rules violations, Pat Dye resigned Wednesday after 12 seasons as coach at Auburn. The resignation was announced by Auburn President William Muse during a news conference in Birmingham, where the Tigers (5-4-1) will play No. 2 Alabama (10-0) today. It will be Dye's last game as Auburn coach. "This was Coach Dye's decision," Muse said. "This was a difficult decision for him and Auburn University."
November 10, 1992 |
The attorney for Auburn Coach Pat Dye questioned the legality of secretly made tape recordings that led the NCAA to accuse the football program of rules violations. The NCAA sent the school a letter of inquiry on Thursday, outlining nine allegations. The letter resulted from tapes former Auburn player Eric Ramsey made and released in 1991 to support his claim that he received improper cash and gifts from coaches and boosters.
December 24, 1991 |
Auburn's incoming president said Monday that tape recordings made by a former football player who claims coaches gave him money didn't appear to implicate Coach Pat Dye in wrongdoing. William V. Muse, who will replace Jim Martin as president in April, responded to Sunday's "60 Minutes" broadcast during which excerpts of secret recordings made by Eric Ramsey were played. The tape of Dye "sounded pretty inconclusive to me," Muse said. "I'm not sure if there was anything new on that program."
December 23, 1991 |
Auburn Coach Pat Dye did not respond when former football player Eric Ramsey told him about financial help he was getting from an assistant coach, according to a tape recording made public by Ramsey. CBS's "60 Minutes" broadcast portions of Ramsey's tapes Sunday night, marking the first time any parts of the recordings directly involving Dye had been aired publicly.
November 7, 1991 |
The problem with chiseling a New Year's Day bowl matchup into stone is that sometimes you need an eraser. No one knows this better than the frazzled folks at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., where plans for a Florida State vs. Notre Dame potential national championship game, so firm a few weeks ago, now appear in jeopardy. The troublemaker is No. 1-ranked Florida State.