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Around the Dog Park: Farewell, Sean Kugler

Taking stock of the Underdogs after Week Five.. Noting a few player dismissals.. Updating programs’ stadium progress.

NCAA Football: Texas El Paso at Army Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

General G5 Football



  • Marshall and UNT rise in our power rankings while MTSU plummets.
  • Louisiana Tech used a late push to get past a pesky South Alabama squad.
  • Three things we learned from C-USA last week: The East is wide open, Marshall might be back, and UNT is ready to compete for a title.
  • Lane Kiffin has his first major win at FAU after the Owls gashed MTSU on the ground to the tune of an 18 point conference victory.
  • Despite an early deficit, UNT laid the smack down on an uninspired USM team to shake up the outlook of C-USA West.
  • Let’s start taking a look at potential candidates for UTEP to replace Sean Kugler with.
  • Here’s how the UTEP Miners can move their program forward following Sean Kugler’s departure from the program. The Miners can’t hit a home run if they don’t swing for the fences.
  • Sean Kugler’s failure at UTEP can be tracked down to a lack of talent acquisition and development as well as a stubborn approach to managing the Miners’ offense.
  • UTSA left tackle Josh Dunlop has emerged as one of the best linemen in C-USA. He almost didn’t make it to campus.
  • Damien Dozier is the latest Marshall player to leave the program.
  • ODU’s plan for their major rehaul of Foreman Field has some obvious but correctable flaws.
  • Conference USA West appears to be in for a wild season. This article lays it out and it was even written before UNT upset USM!

Sun Belt

  • In case you’ve been under a rock for the past three days, Troy walked into Death Valley and smacked around LSU like it was easy. Unfortunately, an unruly celebration from a player caused Neal Brown to hand out a suspension following the huge upset. Now is as good of a time as ever to recollect on how Neal Brown turned Troy into a force in the Sun Belt.
  • Obviously Troy’s huge win over LSU headlines the news out of the Sun Belt last week but here’s what else we learned about the conference.
  • New Mexico State showed some fight against Arkansas but the Hogs were ultimately too much for NMSU to handle.