Frormer Patriots coach Ron Meyer, of snowplow game fame, has died

FILE - In this April 11, 1984, file photo, newly signed New England Patriots football player Irving Fryar, left, poses with Patriots coach Ron Meyer during a press conference in Foxborough, Mass. From SMU’s “Pony Express” to the NFL’s infamous “Snowplow Game,” former college and professional football coach Ron Meyer was in the middle of some of the game’s most controversial and colorful teams and moments in the 1980s. Meyer died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Austin, Texas, at age 76. (AP Photo/Ted Gartland, File)

AUSTIN, Texas – Ron Meyer, the football coach behind SMU’s powerhouse “Pony Express” teams who later called for a snowplow to clear a spot so the New England Patriots could kick the winning field goal against Miami in one of the NFL’s most memorable moments, has died. He was 76.

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