UNM AD says football coach Bob Davie is back for 2019 season
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Despite consecutive 3-9 seasons, University of New Mexico officials say football coach Bob Davie will be back next year.
Lobos Athletic Director Eddie Nunez says he met with Davie on Friday and the veteran coach "is committed to working tirelessly to return UNM to the level of success in 2015 and 2016."
After losing records in each of Davie's first three years at UNM, the Lobos were 7-6 in 2015 and 9-4 the following season.
New Mexico steps up in class, visits No. 5 Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Mexico coach Bob Davie has been around college football long enough to understand the challenge that lies ahead for the Lobos.
They beat FCS school Incarnate Word at home by 32 points last week in the season opener. They travel to No. 5 Wisconsin this week.
Of course, Davie wants to win. He's also realistic.
New Mexico enters season with tweaked offense
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico went into the 2017 season seemingly having turned the corner on a long reconstruction project.
That momentum dissipated in the wake of a 3-9 finish that included losing the final seven games. The offseason then brought coach Bob Davie's monthlong suspension coinciding with all of spring practice.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico says its provost who also served as the school's president for a short time this past year is leaving to become the Georgia Institute of Technology's executive vice president for research.
Chaouki Abdallah leaves New Mexico after a 30-year career at UNM. He became interim president in January 2017, and served in the role until February of this year.
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In her travels across the country, speaking about the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment and domestic violence, Katie Hnida often contrasts her experiences at the University of Colorado as a walk-on football place-kicker with those during her stay at the University of New Mexico.
How not to behave, how not to respect women: Colorado.
A new era is here for The University of New Mexico, and it certainly is welcome.
For the first time, UNM has a female president, Garnett Stokes. She comes to the school from the University of Missouri, where she served as provost. She took over Thursday, at a time when UNM is facing challenges on a number of fronts.
You have to feel for University of New Mexico Athletics Director Eddie Nuñez, which is not to say you have to feel for The University of New Mexico athletics department.
Cosgrove named UNM acting coach during Davie’s suspension
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove will serve as acting football coach for New Mexico while head coach Bob Davie serves a 30-day suspension.
Athletic Director Eddie Nunez announced the appointment of Cosgrove as acting coach on Friday, a day after university President announced that Davie's suspension will begin Saturday.
UNM football coach’s 30-day suspension to start on Saturday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials say the 30-day suspension of head football coach Bob Davie will begin Saturday.
School President Chaouki Abdallah announced Thursday that Davie's unpaid suspension will end on March 18.
In the meantime, UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nunez will determine coaching assignments for the Lobos' football program.
New Mexico’s suspension of coach Bob Davie to start Saturday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico coach Bob Davie will begin serving a 30-day school suspension Saturday, following multiple investigations into treatment of players and interfering with possible criminal or misconduct cases involving members of the team.
New Mexico President Chaouki Abdallah said in a statement Thursday that Davie's unpaid suspension will end March 18. Athletic director Eddie Nunez will determine coaching assignments while Davie is suspended.
UNM regents won’t accept Lobos coach’s appeal of suspension
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico's Board of Regents won't accept football coach Bob Davie's appeal of his 30-day suspension.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the seven-member board made the decision in executive session Tuesday, but didn't release a reason for not accepting Davie's appeal.
If the squeaky wheel is all that gets noticed, perhaps it takes the wheel snapping off the axle and careering onto a crowded sidewalk to get anyone to do something about it.
Across America: New Mexico football coach faces heat over slur allegations
Football coach faces heat over slur allegations
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico football coach Bob Davie continues to face questions after a report says witnesses reported him using racial slurs.
A report from the school’s Office of Equal Opportunity released Thursday said witnesses told the office Davie some variation of the N-word at a practice and told four Black players on a golf cart they were sitting on “a white man’s tractor.”
ALBUQUERQUE — As he walked toward the back of the south end zone at Dreamstyle Stadium on Friday night, University of New Mexico head football coach Bob Davie took one look at the assembled media waiting for him and flashed a toothy grin.
“What’s this?” he said. “It’s like I’m back at Notre Dame or something.”
Gathered near the goal post was a collection of television camera crews and print media waiting to address the elephant in the room.
New Mexico football coach appealing 30-day suspension
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico football coach Bob Davie said Friday he will appeal a 30-day suspension in connection with multiple investigations involving misconduct.
In a statement released by the school, Davie said none of the three investigations conducted over a nine-month period found he violated any school policy.
The Latest: New Mexico football coach appealing suspension
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico football coach Bob Davie (all times local):
New Mexico football coach Bob Davie says he will appeal a 30-day suspension in connection with following multiple investigations involving misconduct.
Davie said Friday that none of the three investigations conducted over a nine-month period found he violated any school policy.
New Mexico suspends football coach amid misconduct probe
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico suspended head football coach Bob Davie on Thursday for 30 days without pay, following multiple investigations that examined whether he and coaching staff interfered with criminal investigations or misconduct cases involving players.
- The Santa Fe New MexicanUNM’s football season already looks deflatedApril 14, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanWith two new coordinators, Davie seeks consistencyMarch 31, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanIs Davie really happy to be with the Lobos?December 11, 2018
- The Santa Fe New MexicanDavie will return for 2019 seasonDecember 3, 2018
- Albuquerque JournalDavie to return for 2019 season, UNM confirmsDecember 2, 2018
Wyoming’s defense prepares for another triple-option offense
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Since head coach Bob Davie and offensive coordinator Bob DeBesse came to New Mexico in 2012, there has been a reality for defensive coordinators in the Mountain West's Mountain Division, whether they like it or not:
Wyoming’s defense prepares for second triple-option offense in three weeks
LARAMIE — Since head coach Bob Davie and offensive coordinator Bob DeBesse came to New Mexico in 2012, there has been a reality for defensive coordinators in the Mountain West’s Mountain Division, whether they like it or not:
Utah State downs New Mexico 24-10 behind Hunt
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — LaJuan Hunt ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns and the Utah State defense forced four turnovers Saturday to beat New Mexico 24-10.
In a sloppy game on both sides, the Aggies (5-5, 3-3 Mountain West) did just enough to thwart a Lobos (3-6, 1-5) squad that has been impotent offensively. New Mexico didn't score a touchdown until 3:20 in the fourth quarter, giving it a streak of almost nine quarters without a TD.
At the midway point of the college football season, it’s much easier to distinguish between the Haves from the Have Nots.
While The University of New Mexico is far from the latter, one team making a push n the otehr direction is the Lobos’ opponent on Friday night at Dreamstyle Stadium, Colorado State.
There are few people on The University of New Mexico’s south campus with a knack for historical references quite like Bob Davie.
When heading into his office Tuesday morning, the Lobo football coach let his mind drift back to the day he took his team to the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in 2013. It was his second season at UNM and the Lobos were in the midst of losing six of their last seven games en route to a 3-9 season.
Kneeling Lobos: It’s about racism, not disrespect for country
The five University of New Mexico football players who took a knee during the national anthem in last weekend’s home game against Air Force faced the media for the first time Tuesday.
They flanked Lobos head coach Bob Davie following a morning practice on UNM’s south campus and fielded questions about their decision to exercise a peaceful protest in a game that was broadcast live nationally by CBS-Sports Network.
With momentum clearly on its side, The University of New Mexico football team is bucking with conventional wisdom and greeting its bye week with open arms.
McQuarley, New Mexico run away from Air Force in 56-38 win
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Richard McQuarley's five rushing touchdowns tied a New Mexico school record and he finished with 179 yards to help the Lobos overcome a sluggish first half to come back for a 56-38 victory Saturday over Air Force.
Four of McQuarley's scores came in the second half, including bursts up the middle of 63 and 65 yards on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter.
By Bob Davie’s most recent calculations, a college football field still measures exactly 160 feet in width.
In his estimation, no team utilizes every square inch of that space quite like the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The Lobos visit the Golden Hurricane on Saturday in UNM’s first nonconference road game of the season.
When your whole world is spinning and the familiar fails to make sense, it’s not the worst thing in the world to have your Monday feel like a Wednesday.
For The University of New Mexico football team, that’s exactly how this week feels as it has a Thursday date at Boise State on national television in the Mountain West Conference opener for the entire league.
ALBUQUERQUE — Lights, camera, action?
While last week’s season opener for The University of New Mexico football team failed to land a television deal, this week’s visit from New Mexico State at least has some broadcast rights attached to it.
Just don’t look for it on TV.
Saturday’s game against NMSU is being streamed live onto Facebook.
Chestnut, Jordan help New Mexico roll over Abilene Christian
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Daryl Chestnut scored two touchdowns and quarterback Lamar Jordan threw for a career-high 213 yards Saturday to help New Mexico roll over Abilene 38-14 in the season opener for both teams.
The Lobos also turned in a stifling defensive effort after allowing the Wildcats to drive 99 yards on their first possession.
ALBUQUERQUE — The momentum is full steam ahead and, clearly, the payoff is supposed to come right now for a University of New Mexico football team desperately trying to change the climate on the school’s south campus.
A year removed from a nine-win campaign that ended with a bowl victory and a share of the Mountain West Conference’s Mountain Division championship, the Lobos open the season at home Saturday night against Abilene Christian.
ALBUQUERQUE — Right around the coffee starts brewing inside the Tow Diehm Athletic Facility on Wednesday morning, Bob Davie will stroll into his office and add another hash mark to the proverbial total that shows how many days it’s been since his University of New Mexico football team has played a game.
As of Tuesday, that total was 259 — a figure he shared with the media a couple of times when talking about this week’s season opener at home against Abilene Christian.
New Mexico pushing to keep momentum going
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is looking to keep pushing forward coming off a 9-4 season and consecutive bowl appearances, including the program's first postseason win since 2007.
The recent success, including the Lobos' victory over UTSA in the New Mexico Bowl last December, has created a new mindset within the program and brought attention from outside.
The University of New Mexico lost assistant coach Charles McMillian on Monday. The Lobos’ defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach resigned to take over at a high school head coach in the Houston area.
The New Mexico Senate celebrated its fourth consecutive victory, 36-29, over the House of Representatives on Wednesday in the legislators’ annual Hoops 4 Hope basketball game.
The charity game, held at Santa Fe High School’s Toby Roybal Gymnasium, raised $30,486 in donations to support cancer research and care at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. According to the center, the previous six games raised about $100,000.
ALBUQUERQUE — From the moment both teams pulled back the curtains in their hotel rooms, it was apparent Mother Nature was going to play a big role in Saturday’s 11th annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
As dawn broke, rain came down sideways as 35-mile per hour winds and frosty temperatures sitting just above the freezing point greeted the teams as they headed to breakfast.
New Mexico beats Texas-San Antonio 23-20 in New Mexico Bowl
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Coach Bob Davie waited a long time for this moment. It had been quite a while for his New Mexico Lobos, too.
Davie earned his first career bowl victory when the Lobos, boosted by a pair of short touchdown runs from Richard McQuarley, beat Texas-San Antonio 23-20 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.
Davie had been 0-4 in bowls — three when he coached at Notre Dame, then last year with the Lobos in this event.
Pro-style UTSA, option-based New Mexico in New Mexico Bowl
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pro-style offense of UTSA will try to out-duel the triple-option threat of New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.
It's the Roadrunners' first bowl appearance in their brief six-year history. The Lobos have only won two bowl games in the last 55 years.
Both coaches said a bowl win will give their programs a needed push in branding and recruiting. "How we play will define us," UTSA head coach Frank Wilson said. "We came here to win."
Roadrunners will make bowl debut on New Mexico’s home field
UTSA (6-6, C-USA) vs. New Mexico (8-4, Mountain West), Dec. 17, 2 p.m. EST.
LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico.
UTSA: RBs Jarveon Williams and Jalen Rhodes have combined for 1,531 yards and 17 touchdowns; QB Dalton Sturm has thrown for 2,052 yards and 18 TDs.
New Mexico: RB Teriyon Gipson has rushed for 1,209 yards and 12 touchdowns and RB Tyron Owens for 1,084 yards and seven TDs.
New Mexico plows through Wyoming in 53-35 win
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Teriyon Gipson ran for a career-best 217 yards and two touchdowns and Richard McQuarley had three touchdowns and 121 yards, leading a New Mexico rushing onslaught Saturday for a 56-35 win over Wyoming.
Lobos quarterback Lamar Jordan also had a career-best with 176 yards on the ground, and threw for 122 yards.
Brian Hill ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns for Wyoming (8-4, 6-2 Mountain West).
ALBUQUERQUE — Bob Davie says North Dakota State has a clone in Laramie, Wyo.
A Football Championship Subdivision national power that produced Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz, NDSU has captured 13 national championships in its history, including the last five in the FCS. What Alabama is to the Football Bowl Subdivision, North Dakota State is to the next level down.
Ah, so that’s what it looks like when the running game sputters.
For the first time in a while during the Bob Davie era, The University of New Mexico football team’s vaunted ground game was snuffed out in a 49-31 loss on Saturday night at Colorado State. It was the final game in the history of CSU’s Hughes Stadium.
ALBUQUERQUE — Bob Davie may not know much about Vanilla Ice, but he certainly knows something about keeping promises.
When Bob Davie took over as New Mexico’s head football coach prior to the 2012 season, he faced a major rebuilding process.
From 2008-11, the Lobos only won eight of 40 games. However, things have gotten much better in Albuquerque over the past two years.
ALBUQUERQUE — To the die-hards out there, Bob Davie wants to hear from you.
Addressing the local media during Tuesday’s weekly press luncheon at University Stadium, The University of New Mexico football coach started things off by singling out the few fans who decided to stay until the end of last weekend’s win over Nevada.
ALBUQUERQUE — And the band played on.
There just weren’t that many people around to hear it.
In a game that was already a late start thanks to a national television broadcast on ESPN News, Saturday’s University of New Mexico football game against Nevada went ridiculously long thanks to a nearly two-hour weather delay that caused a temporary blackout at University Stadium and pushed the final gun back until 1:09 a.m. Sunday morning.
Apodaca, New Mexico beat Nevada 35-26 after lightning delay
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The halftime fireworks in the form of a lightning storm rocked the press box and momentarily extinguished the field lights late Saturday night, a prelude to New Mexico quarterback Austin Apodaca accounting for two second-half touchdowns to help the Lobos beat Nevada 35-26.
Apodaca hit Emmanuel Harris for a 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter and followed that up with a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter to seal the game.
ALBUQUERQUE — Last week it was all business.
This week it’s personal.
Lamenting his team’s lopsided loss to Mountain West rival Nevada in Reno, Nev., last year, University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie said a bad taste from that 35-17 loss to the Wolf Pack still lingers for his Lobos.
Nevada is coming to town this weekend for Round 2 of what Davie describes as one of the most humbling moments of the 2015 season.
Davie turns nostalgic, ponders waning fan base as team heads to Hawaii
The older he gets, the more nostalgic he gets.
What’s more, he’s not afraid to admit it.
When speaking to the local media this week about Saturday night’s game at Hawaii, University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie couldn’t help but detour down memory lane.
ALBUQUERQUE — A week after resurrecting its season with a win in the Cotton Bowl, The University of New Mexico football team resurrected a little swagger with a blowout win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.