Five days before the season opener, former Lobos football coach Bob Davie hand-delivered a memo to University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes and other university officials detailing concerns the coach had about the upcoming season.
It wasn’t just Xs and Os troubling the coach. In that memo and others he wrote throughout the season, Davie’s complaints ranged from too few trombones in the school’s marching band to the “public demonization of football” by UNM officials to men’s basketball coach Paul Weir’s receiving better treatment.
Near the end of the season, UNM and Davie parted ways. A settlement agreement signed by Stokes and Davie stipulated neither side would speak badly about the other. But documents recently released to the Journal reveal a sometimes contentious relationship between Davie and his bosses that went beyond the team’s poor performance on the field.
“I was aware of them, and I received a copy of them,” athletic director Eddie Nuñez said of the documents. “Everything that was presented by him was reviewed and addressed as necessary.”