Former Broncos' coach Robert "Red" Miller has died

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Robert "Red" Miller, who coached the famed Denver Broncos' Orange Crush teams of the 1970s, has died.

Miller died Wednesday morning from stroke complications in Denver.

The Broncos hadn't reached the playoffs in their 1st 16 years of existence, but Miller didn’t just reach the playoffs in his first season in 1977.

His Broncos shocked the NFL with a 12-2 record and got all the way to Super Bowl 12, where they lost to the Dallas Cowboys.

Miller led to team to two other playoff appearances before he was replaced by Dan Reeves in 1980 after the team was sold. Red Miller was 89 years old, he would've turned 90 on Oct. 31.

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