Auburn and Alabama is known as one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, but that doesn’t mean an olive branch isn’t extended occasionally.
Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne, fresh off a national title win for the football program, tweeted out a congratulations to his new Auburn counterpart.
Congratulations to Allen Greene on his selection at Auburn. Known Allen for many years. He is a great guy & talented AD. Welcome back to the @SEC.
— Greg Byrne (@Greg_Byrne) January 18, 2018
Greene replaces Jay Jacobs, who left Auburn after a turbulent final few months which included a softball scandal and an assistant basketball coach indicted on federal charges.
Greene was previously the athletic director at the University of Buffalo in late 2015.