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Rex Ryan got trick from Buddy Ryan

Updated: December 10, 2010, 11:36 AM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Contrary to popular belief, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan didn't lift his ball-burying trick from Patriots coach Bill Belichick. He stole it from his dad, Buddy.

Buddy Ryan, then a 25-year-old head coach at Gainesville High School in Texas, pulled the stunt after his Gainesville team suffered a 42-0 loss in 1959.

"It ain't nothin' new," Buddy Ryan said in a phone interview on Thursday afternoon.

Buddy mentioned the buried-ball stunt when he spoke to ...

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