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Report | New Mexico HC Bob Davie under investigation

18 September 2015: New Mexico Lobos head coach Bob Davie watches a replay during the second half of the College Football game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the New Mexico Lobos at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Az. ASU beat the New Mexico Lobos 34-10.
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Just days after losing to in-state rival New Mexico State, it was reported that New Mexico head coach Bob Davie has a bigger issue to deal with. According to NMFishbowl.com Davie is currently being investigated for player mistreatment, with the school looking into claims made by some former members of the football program during their exit interviews in the spring.

In addition to the player mistreatment allegations, the school is also looking into allegations that the athlete drug-testing program was compromised. Daniel Libit of NMFishbowl.com wrote the following on the nature of the ongoing investigation, beginning with a note on exit interviews given by former players in the two seasons prior”

“In January, NMFishbowl.com reported on athlete exit interviews from the previous two seasons, in which Davie stood out as a prime target of player discontent. According to contemporaneous notes produced by UNM’s Athletic Council, which were obtained through an Inspection of Public Records Act request, outgoing Lobo football players ‘felt awkward around (Davie)’ and found that the head coach had ‘no personal relationship with players.'”

However, sources say, the current investigation into Davie was prompted after the school was told of far more serious allegations about the coach than those reflected in the notes of past years’ exit interviews.

Currently in his sixth season at New Mexico, Bob Davie has a 28-37 record at the Mountain West school. Davie’s led the program, which struggled mightily under Mike Locksley, to bowl games in each of the last two seasons. New Mexico finished the 2016 season with a 9-4 record, ending the campaign with a 23-20 win over UTSA in the New Mexico Bowl.

Davie has a career record of 63-62, spending the first five seasons of his head coaching career at Notre Dame.

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