UTEP head football coach Sean Kugler met the media earlier today at the Larry K. Durham Center to recap the loss to Texas and preview this weekend's match-up with undefeated Army at the Sun Bowl. Coach Kugler addressed the passing of Army sophomore cornerback Brandon Jackson, who died early Sunday morning following a single car crash in Croton, New York.

"First off, Id like to offer condolences to family, teammates and coaches of Brandon Jackson," Kugler said Monday. "He is an outstanding young man who passed away for Army this weekend. I can’t even imagine being a father myself what his family is going through, and being a coach what his coaches and teammates are going through. But our best wishes and thoughts and prayers are with their entire team."

The status of UTEP junior quarterback Zack Greenlee and junior linebacker Alvin Jones are up in the air until later this week. Jones injured himself in the second quarter of the Texas game while Greenlee is still nursing a strained MCL he suffered in the win over NMSU.

UTEP's defense will have to defend Army's triple option offense, and Coach Kugler knows that will be no easy task. "It’s always a tough chore playing any of the military academies because number one, they run such an unconventional scheme and number two, they have the athletes that are smart, they don’t make mistakes or rarely make mistakes and they play with such passion," Kugler said."


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