Sean Kugler Coaches First Spring Game at UTEP
April 12, 2013
EL PASO - The UTEP football team ended its spring season under first year head coach Sean Kugler before a crowd of 2,581, the largest attendance since the 2004 campaign.
"I was pleased with the overall effort," said Kugler. "I was proud of the team. The effort from the entire group was outstanding throughout the spring."
The Miners held a situation-like scrimmage including short yardage and goal line settings.
"I really like our tight ends," Kulger said. "All four of them bring unique qualities that I think will help us."
The defense came out strong, with Ropati intercepting a pass from Sullivan on the fourth play of the scrimmage.
DeAndre Little lead the Miners in tackles with six as the team combined for two pass break-ups an interception, a sack and a quarterback hurry.
"I thought the defense came out ready to go," Kugler said. "The offense dominated the short yardage and goal line session but that's how good teams are, give-and-take on both sides of the ball. If one team dominated the other I would be a little worried right now. I thought it was good on both ends, good effort and good intensity."
UTEP opens the 2013 campaign against New Mexico on September 7 in the Sun Bowl. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (915) 747-6150.
Interception - A.J. Ropati (Sullivan)