It's no secret that the UTEP football team has struggled this year. They have lost all of their games so far, and fans have increasingly called for head coach Sean Kugler to quit. That has happened.

Sean Kugler announced that he and Bob Stull spoke about his future and the future of the UTEP football program and came to the mutually conclusion that the best thing for Kugler to do was to step down as the coach of the UTEP football team.

Kugler said his "love for UTEP is in my heart forever, and my love for all the players that I have coached here is even stronger." He went on to say that he and the team have accomplished many things together including their bowl appearance in 2014. He thanked Stull and Dr. Diana Natalicio for the opportunity to coach at UTEP, and thanked Miner fans for their support.

Stull said that UTEP is proud of the dedication and hard work that Kugler brought to the program, and that Kugler will always be a Miner, and wished him the best in his coaching future.

Kugler leaves UTEP with a record of 18-36, including an 11-22 mark in Conference USA play. He led the Miners to a winning season in 2014 (7-6) and a berth in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. UTEP's plan for the football program will be announced at the weekly football media luncheon on Monday morning.