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Former Broncos Coach Red Miller passes away at 89

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Red Miller, head coach of the Denver Broncos, yells to his team from the sidelines during Super Bowl XII action, in New Orleans, La., Jan. 15, 1978. The Broncos were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, 27-10. (AP Photo) Red Miller, head coach of the Denver Broncos, yells to his team from the sidelines during Super Bowl XII action, in New Orleans, La., Jan. 15, 1978. The Broncos were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, 27-10. (AP Photo)
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Former Denver Broncos Head Coach Robert "Red" Miller has passed away at the age of 89.

Miller coached the Broncos for four seasons starting in 1977, compiling a 40-22 record in the regular season and went 2-3 during the playoffs. Before Miller arrived in Denver, the team had never been to the playoffs.

Miller went 12-2 in his first season with the Broncos, and beat the defending Super Bowl Champion Raiders in the AFC Championship game to advance to the franchise's first Super Bowl, a 27-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

He went on to make the playoffs in the 1978 and 1979 seasons. When the Broncos were sold to Edgar Kaiser Jr., in 1981, Miller was replaced by Dan Reeves.

The Broncos announced in May that Miller would be inducted into the team's ring of honor during a ceremony scheduled for Nov. 19 during the Broncos game against the Bengals.

“You could tell how much the Broncos meant to Red, and he’s meant so much to everyone here," Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis said. "Red was overjoyed to get that phone call in May notifying him of his Ring of Fame selection, and we’re all very saddened that he won’t be able to join us when we honor him in November.”

Miller never had a losing season as coach of the Broncos.

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