OT - New Mexico hires former ND coach Bob Davie
Too. much. tanning. bed.
Negged to make go away.
I understand, no offense taken. I found it by searching "Too Much". It was too disturbing not to share with the rest of you.
But she is a super cool person and works out very hard. She looks much better when she is not on numerous amounts of male horomones.
"It was too disturbing not to share with the rest of you."
You don't see me posting Pickle Surprise on here.
What's pickle surprise?
It's on youtube, so it can't be that bad can it?
Holy hell that's disturbing.
"Wait, which coaching job did I just take? WHAT? ARE YOU KIDDING?"
Either that, or Super Dave Osborne is shocked that he now coaches the Lobos.
What a weird hire, when there are so many young assistants out there.
after the Locksley debacle.
Maybe 10 years from now they can be the next fresno state...
180 degree change in expectations from ND. I bet he does OK there.
That job will take a great deal of time to recoup! No recruiting base, no tradition. I wish him well!
Davie used to coach at Texas A&M from 1985-1993 as an assistant, so he knows that part of the country well. Never could make the transition to ND, or so alums said.
UNM should have never fired Rocky Long (now SDSU HC), but Davie is in a good situation. Put it this way, UNM has won 3 games over the last 3 years.
What happens if he wins 2 next year, contract extension?
I'm surprised, the chatter was focusing on Glen Mason for a while and I thought that would have been a good hire. Davie has been in the TV booth for over a decade, and didn't do that well in his last stint before heading to TV. Glen Mason brought Minnesota its only period of respectability since I've been alive. I don't know why they would go with Davie instead unless it was monetary issues.
Glenn Mason still wants the Ohio position.
He got short-changed at ND. Easily the best coach they had since Holtz.
He didn't exactly go through the gauntlet to win that crown. Plus his ND head coaching resume consisted of 2 sub .500 seasons, and 0 bowl wins.
People in New Mexico are actually pretty passionate about the Lobo's(although they care more about basketball) and I'm sure the University felt the need to make a somewhat "name" hire. The problem is the resources aren't quite there so they usually have to gamble.
Personally I think going with a conventional coach for New Mexico is a mistake. It's always going to be hard to get premier talent out there(even though Albuquerque is a fun city and the Sandia mountains are pretty), so finding an edge is important. Rocky Long's 3-3-5 defense is a perfect example as he made the program much more successful than it had been in the past by utilizing something outside of the norm and doing it well.
And...I'm an idiot at least as far as Davie is concerned. While New Mexico needs a different scheme to gain an edge Davie's preference for the option should do well there, and if I recall correctly he ran a version of the 3-3-5 at Texas A&M or at least used some of the concepts. Good job calling me out, I made the fatal mistake of hearing Notre Dame and thinking boring and conventional.
"Even though Albuquerque is a fun city". It's fun if you are into Georgia O'Keefe paintings and pueblos. Honestly, I have no idea how you convince a 17 year old kid from California or Texas to hop on a bus and promise to spend 5 years in that town to play FBS football.
That being said, the bar is set so low at that program. Davie can stay as long as he likes if he can get that team back to playing .500
The campus is cool, tons of fun bars on Central and elsewhere. Decent skiing and snowboarding nearby, great local food, good outdoor activities.
Screw your flag I stand by my statement. Also have you been to West Texas, seems you have a fighting chance to get a kid from there to head out to New Mexico.
Honestly, I have no idea how you convince a 17 year old kid from California or Texas to hop on a bus and promise to spend 5 years in that town to play FBS football.
That was one of Locksley's biggest problems. The guy is from DC and has all these recruiting ties in DC, so he wasted a lot of time offering all the blue-chips from the DC area thinking he was gonna recruit that area so hard. About a dozen schools see DC as a pipeline (besides even the national powerhouses that go after the biggest names) and a kid that has an offer from just two or three regional schools wasn't even gonna look at the New Mexico one.
Yeah I never got the insistence on recruiting DC either. Going after Californians and Texans in the second tier makes sense, going to DC was weird.
Davie's coordinators @ ND were Urban Meyer (O) and Greg Mattison (D). GO BLUE!
And he still couldn't win. That should tell you all you need to know.
True, but he can hire a great staff.
Actually the OC was Jim Coletto, then Kevin Rogers. Meyer was the WR coach.
Interesting hire. I actually liked Davie in the booth, except for his penchant for calling UVA the Hokies, but I think he'll do well at UNM. He can get the Lobos back on their feet.
A weak conference and low expectations never hurt any coach
Bob Davie quien ? ....................
makes sense for NM. In my reading of Blood, Sweat and Chaulk, the author, Tim Layden talks about how schools that don't have the greatest athletes at the specialized poisitions of RB and QB will gravitate toward the Veer, the option and single wing style of football because it doesn't require a great QB or RB, but several players that are willing to get hit a lot.
The schools that don't recruit the high profile players in those positions tend to run those offenses and many succeed because very few teams run those schemes and as a result are very difficult to prepare for and defend.
It works for Air Force, although I'd argue you're more looking for good decision making coupled with decent athleticism(which can be found in great quantities if you know what you're looking for, see Air Force' history of QB play that's at least decent) over a simple willingness to get hit.
solves one issue, NOW----- Who is going to hire Pam Ward to coach their D1 team.
Someone should tell him it's not Texas A&M there either.
Seriously? This guy has been out of coaching for like 10 years.
New Mexico still plays football? Huh. Who knew?
For getting him off my tv screen.
He says the same phrase over and over and over I felt bad for Mark Jones the last couple years.
Brian Urlacher wasn't bad either. They produce several average players a year and a great one every few years. New Mexico and West Texas are damn near the same so if he can keep players at home and grab a few from Texas and a few from Arizona he should be able to make them an average Mid Major.
and he's a good and decent man. He'll do well in NM.
connections, he'll be able to recruit Texas pretty well, since there are like what, 3 d1 kids a year in New Mexico.
I really do. I'm just afraid of what will happen when he names Holtz as his OC.
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I live in the Albuquerque area and think Davie is a decent hire. His ties to the state of Texas, where there are so many 3 and 4 star types, should really help with recruiting.
Like somone else mentioned, New Mexico produces a handful of 3 or 4 stars each year. Last year, a top 100 player nationally from the state committed to Notre Dame. Quickly looking at the 2012 class in NM, there's a 3 star OL that has SEC offers (interestingly, he's from Switzlerland and would be the first Swiss person to play D-1 football).
Nothing but upside in this hire (considering the state of the program though, any coach would offer optimism).