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This one is going to sting a little bit for Auburn fans.

Former Auburn head coach Pat Dye was on the Paul Finebaum Show on Tuesday, and Dye made a comment that will sure prompt some trash talk across the state of Alabama: “We could play football for another 500 years and not catch up to Alabama’s tradition.”

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OUCH.

Even Auburn fans have to recognize the greatness that has been Alabama football over the past decade, but a comment like this from Dye about the Tigers’ biggest rivals has to hurt a good bit. It’s not even like Auburn has been bad over the past 10 years, either; they have their own national championship, and were in contention for another before losing to Florida State in the final BCS Championship Game.

However, it looks like Dye is admitting defeat here to the Alabama tradition, and that will be a tough pill for those on The Plains to swallow.

[H/T Saturday Down South]

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