El Paso Times
Sean Kugler met with players for 20 minutes starting at 8 a.m. Monday morning and a press conference is set for 1 p.m. to introduce him.
Athletic director Bob Stull acknowledged Kugler was the new coach and that he attended Sunday's Pittsburgh Steelers loss to San Diego.
"Change is always hard for some people," Stull said shortly after the meeting. "I went through it. (Kugler) went through it when I came. His son (Robert) is going through it at Purdue."
He also shook hands with offensive tackle Brander Craighead and told him, "We got an offensive line guy."
Craighead responded "I'm excited about that."
Jordan Leslie and Nathan Jeffery said the meeting went well.
The meeting was off limits to media and graduate assistant Jeremy Springer was dispatched to guard the stairwell leading to the meeting room.
"Come back at 1," sports information director Jeff Darby said. "Players will be available then. Given them time to process it."
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