Syracuse loses a legend: Remembering ‘Coach Mac’

Richard F. “Dick” MacPherson, who guided the Syracuse football team to an undefeated season in 1987 and five bowl games in 10 seasons as head coach, passed away on Aug. 8. He was 86 years old.

The beloved “Coach Mac” arrived at Syracuse in 1981 and built the football program into a national championship contender during his tenure. His teams produced a 66-46-4 (.586) record, including a 4-1 mark in bowl competition, and were ranked as high as fourth in the national polls. Read More

Memorializing Coach MacPherson: Reactions from Syracuse and beyond (NunesMagician.com)
Explore the coaching tree of former Syracuse coach Dick MacPherson (Syracuse.com)
Ex-Syracuse coach Doug Marrone comments on passing of Dick MacPherson (video) (Syracuse.com)
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots react to the death of Dick MacPherson (Syracuse.com)
‘Coach Mac’ memories: Ex-Syracuse football players share stories, favorite sayings (Syracuse.com)
Dick MacPherson won over Syracuse with winning football, kindness, down-home charm (Syracuse.com)

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