CINCINNATI-(AP)-Sam Wyche, the innovative former coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, has died at 74.
Wyche, who entered hospice on Monday, died Thursday of melanoma, officials with the Bengals confirmed.READ MORE: Volunteers Sought For Days Of Service In Honor Of Tree Of Life Victims
He led the Bengals to their second Super Bowl during the 1988 season by using a no-huddle offense that forced the league to change its substitution rules.
Wyche was a nonconformist in a button-down league. A Steelers assistant coach nicknamed him “Wicky Wacky.”READ MORE: 'Sounded Like A Freight Train': Washington County Residents Say Storm Lasted Just Minutes, But Cleanup Will Go On For Days
Wyche ran up the score to settle a personal grudge and belittled the city of rival Cleveland during his eight seasons in Cincinnati. He later coached Tampa Bay for four seasons.
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