QB Leftwich follows teammate's father

Sean Kugler was named UTEP's coach Monday. On Tuesday, he made a call to his son's quarterback.

North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) quarterback Mack Leftwich plays with offensive lineman Patrick Kugler, Sean's son. When Sean Kugler called Leftwich on Tuesday to offer him a scholarship, Leftwich immediately accepted the offer from his friend's father.

"He called me earlier tonight to officially offer," Leftwich said Tuesday night.

Leftwich was originally committed to FCS program Stephen F. Austin.

Kugler was the offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers before taking the UTEP job.