Kugler to take over Boise State's offensive line duties

BOISE, Idaho -- Sean Kugler, a member of the Detroit Lions'
coaching staff the past five seasons, was hired Wednesday as
assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Boise State
"We couldn't be more happy with this hire," said head coach
Chris Petersen. "He's as detailed, technical and knowledgeable in
the offensive line department as anyone I have been around."
Kugler served as the Lions' offensive line coach for the final
five games of the 2005 NFL regular season, in which Detroit
finished 5-11. The Lions fired head coach Steve Mariucci Nov. 27.
Prior to being named offensive line coach, Kugler coached the
Lions' tight ends from 2001 to 2004 and was assistant offensive
line coach from 2004 to 2005. He was on the coaching staff of his
alma mater, the University of Texas-El Paso, for eight years prior
to joining Detroit.
"I've been fortunate to coach at the high school, college and
professional level and I got just as excited at the high school
level as I did in the professional level," Kugler said Wednesday.
"I'm looking forward to coming to Boise State because it's an
exciting opportunity for me and my family."
Petersen was named the Broncos' new head coach Dec. 16 after Dan
Hawkins was hired by the University of Colorado. Boise State
finished the season 9-4 after losing to Boston College 27-21 in the
MPC Computers Bowl Dec. 28.