Source: Kugler Will Finish Out Season With Steelers

The rumor is true as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler is indeed leaving to become the head coach at UTEP, but a source informed this morning that his plans are to finish out the season in Pittsburgh and has told his players as such. reported late Friday that Kugler will be the next head coach of UTEP after Pete Roussel, the Founder/CEO of Coaching Search Consulting Inc., reported that Kugler had interviewed for the open head coaching job at his Alma Mater and was the frontrunner for the job.

Good news, bad news. The good news being that he will indeed finish out the season, the bad news being the Steelers will miss him. There has been no confirmation from either the University or the Steelers, but the source assured me that the news is indeed true.

I wonder if Russ Grimm will be free in a few more weeks.

  • SteelerDave

    Russ Grimm would be my number once choice to replace Kugler.

  • PTownSteelTown

    Because he’s done such a great job in AZ? I’ll pass.

  • Matt Lipner

    I highly doubt Grimm would take a demotion to return to the Steelers, especially considering the tension surrounding his departure.

  • zyzak

    Kugler will have to go now, can’t have his head in two places, hopefully the Steelers can hire a really good line coach. Kugler was an improvement over the last guy but not by much

  • Mikey Hoje

    can Dave or other experts educate me why a good “positions” coach ELEVATES players’ game? I’m totally in the dark.