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Bob Davie and New Mexico mutually agree to part ways

This evening, New Mexico shared a release stating that they and head coach Bob Davie have mutually agreed to part ways at the end of the season.

"After meeting with Coach Davie this morning, we both agree that the time has come for a new direction for our football program. I'm appreciative of the work that coach Davie has done at UNM," athletic director Eddie Nunez shared in the release.

Davie will coach the team in their season finale this weekend against Utah State.

"In stepping aside, I'm proud of what we accomplished at UNM, but we are all disappointed that we have not been able to sustain the success that we achieved and all desire. My family and I will be forever grateful to UNM for giving me the opportunity to coach again after being at ESPN for 10 years," Davie added.

At the conclusion of the season opener, Davie suffered a serious health scare, noting at the time that he was "lucky to be alive." The scare took place in early September, and Davie had doctors clearance to return to the sidelines at the end of the month.

Overall, Davie was 35-63 in eight seasons leading the New Mexico program, winning nine games in 2016 which was his best season in charge. Combined with five seasons leading Notre Dame from 1997-2001, Davie holds an overall head coaching record of 70-88.

Prior to taking over in 2011, the Lobo program had lost 37 of their past 40 games. Davie immediately made a mark going 4-9, winning more games than the program had in the previous three seasons combined.

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