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12 Successful College Coaches Who Were Busts in the NFL

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Dick MacPherson, Patriots

After making Syracuse a national powerhouse in the 1980s, Dick MacPherson was hired to coach the New England Patriots. He failed to turn around a team that resided in the NFL's basement and had major ownership issues (including threats of moving the team). He was fired after two years and an 8-24 record and never returned to coaching.—Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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