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Troy OC Ryan Pugh made his mark at BYU 2 years ago; can he help Trojans spring an upset in his return?

PROVO — Although they were from a place thousands of miles away, geographically and culturally, Alabamans Ryan and Cathey Lee Pugh were able to make themselves comfortable during their brief one-year stay in Provo in 2018.

They even added a daughter to the community’s young populace, Etta Graceyn.

“Coach Pugh came to BYU (as the offensive line coach) not being a (member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and it was an easy transition for him and his wife,” BYU coach Kalani Sitake said Monday. “They came here and kinda grasped onto our culture here and they were able to thrive in it.