Davie Chimes In on Irish's Return to Glory

Jan. 7, 2013

University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie's vast college football knowledge has been put to use yet again.

Associated Press college football writer Ralph Russo tapped into Davie's insights on a story about the return to royalty by both Alabama and Notre Dame. The teams will meet tonight in Miami for the national championship.

You can read The Associated Press article here.

Notre Dame last won a national championship in 1988 under former coach Lou Holtz. Davie served as Holtz's defensive coordinator at Notre Dame from 1994-96. He succeeded Holtz as Irish coach in 1997.

In five years at Notre Dame, Davie went 35-25 and guided the Irish to their first-ever BCS appearance in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl.

Davie is beginning his second year as coach at UNM, having guided the team to a 4-9 mark in 2012. The four wins were the most by a Lobo team since 2008.