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Belichick Saddened By Death Of Dick MacPherson

Belichick Saddened By Death Of Dick MacPherson

Syracuse went to the Sugar Bowl at the end of the season, finishing in a 16-16 tie with Auburn. The Orange put together a 66-46-4 record during his nine-year stint, including a 4-1 mark in bowl games and Syracuse was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally in that time. The list of members from the MacPherson tree now with the Patriots includes its running backs coach and its defensive coordinator. His grandsons, Macky and Cameron, played football at Syracuse, where Macky is now in his second season as a graduate assistant coach. Matt Patricia, the coordinator, is a step removed, having trained under MacPherson's assistant Paul Pasqualoni. The five-game improvement helped MacPherson finish fifth in National Football League coach of the year balloting, but his "dream job" quickly became a nightmare. Of course, [Dante Scarnecchia] worked for him here. I knew of his name and that he had some success at Syracuse back in the '80s, but that's about it.

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"He was as fine of a person as I've ever known", said broadcaster Sean McDonough, who worked with MacPherson when he was a student at Syracuse. And, certainly, the coaching staff he had there was one that's pretty much all of them have gone on to the National Football League or beyond and had very successful careers. So, first stop was always donuts on the way to Syracuse. If you didn't have them, he'd send you out to get them. Dick is a great guy and our condolences to his family. "The fondness with which former players talk about him, you can tell he had a significant impact on them both as players and as people. Dick was a good man".


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