FILE - Auburn coach Pat Dye walks through his players as they begin workouts in preparation for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, in this Dec. 27, 1988 file photo. The series known as the Iron Bowl has a... more 
FILE - Auburn coach Pat Dye walks through his players as they begin workouts in preparation for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, in this Dec. 27, 1988 file photo. The series known as the Iron Bowl has a couple of things going for it that the others don't: Dueling programs in the same state that are, for all the inevitable ebbs and flows, evenly matched and traditionally among the best in the country. Alabama won the national title a year ago. Auburn is ranked second this season and could wind up playing for a championship of its own, but only if it gets by the No. 9 Crimson Tide on Friday Nov. 26, 2010. Dye says, "I don't think there's any other game in the country that's talked about on a daily basis as much as this one is by the folks in the state of Alabama." less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bill Haber, File
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