New Mexico opened its season with a 39-31 win over Sam Houston State today. After the game, news broke that head coach Bob Davie was en route to the hospital.
So far, we don’t have firm details on what Davie is dealing with. It is believed to be a heart issue.
Since the initial reports, New Mexico has issued an update. Athletic director Eddie Nunez is calling it a “serious medical incident,” which is obviously quite foreboding.
In a statement, New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nunez confirmed that, immediately following tonight’s game, Lobos head football coach Bob Davie “was taken to the hospital as a result of what appeared to be a serious medical incident.”
“We ask that you keep the Davie family in your prayers.”
Davie has been the Lobos head coach since 2012. He helped elevate the program to back-to-back bowls in 2015-16, though the team has fallen off to a pair of 3-9 seasons since.
Overall, he is 34–54 with the Lobos, with a 17-39 Mountain West record.
Davie is best known for his time as the head coach at Notre Dame. He led the Fighting Irish from 1997-2001, with three bowl appearances in that time. He was 35–25 in South Bend, and was fired after a 5-7 campaign.
We’ll have more as it comes out from Albuquerque.