SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse head football coach Dick MacPherson has died at 86.

MacPherson took over a declining program and led Syracuse to a 66-46-4 record from 1981-90 before returning to the NFL as head coach of the New England Patriots. The second all-time winningest coach in school history went to five bowl games with the Orange and had the nation’s fourth-ranked team in the final 1987 AP poll after going 11-0-1.