Pat Dye wants a change of scenery for the Auburn Tigers, and he’s not backing away from his position.
According to Zac Blackerby of Gridiron Now, the former Auburn head coach has said again that he favors the Tigers playing in the SEC East.
“I’d rather see Auburn in the East than us to play Alabama every year,” Dye said on his weekly radio show that is set to air Wednesday night on ESPN 106.7 FM.
Last week, Dye went ahead and outlined how he would realign the conference, saying Auburn should be in the SEC East and Missouri should be in the SEC West.
The Iron Bowl is one of the premiere games not only in the state of Alabama but also in the entire college football spectrum, but Dye seems fine with not playing Alabama every season.
“We don’t need to let Alabama dictate what we do at Auburn,” he said. “We can play them on a rotation, just like everybody else.”
The Crimson Tide has won seven of its last nine meetings with the Tigers in the Iron Bowl.