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Patrick Kugler to take on graduate assistant position with team

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The former football player has taken on a new role with the team, he announced on social media yesterday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 16 Air Force at Michigan Photo by Lon Horwedel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Michigan center Patrick Kugler was one of the veteran leaders on the offensive line this past season. Even though his playing days are behind him at the university, that doesn’t mean he still can’t be a leader to his former teammates.

Being a leader is exactly what he still plans on doing at Michigan, as he announced yesterday on Instagram he accepted a role as an offensive line graduate assistant coach with the team.

According to NCAA.org, graduate assistants and postgraduate internships “assist in the transition to life after college sports and help identify the next step to becoming a full-time athletics administrator.”

Graduate assistants typically do a plethora of things, including helping coaches at practice, going through film sessions with players, and much more.

Going into a coaching role should be easy for Kugler, as his father Sean has been a football coach professionally since 1990. He was the head coach of UTEP from 2013-17, and is now the offensive line coach with the Denver Broncos.

Patrick seems like a true blue-collar worker, so he should be able to take on this role with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Good luck, Patrick!