ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Before the might of the worldwide leader, not even Paul Krebs could keep a secret.
Wednesday morning, ESPN and ESPN.com college reporter Joe Schad broke the news that Bob Davie, former Notre Dame coach and current ESPN/ABC television football analyst, will be the University of New Mexico’s next football coach.
Davie, 57, hasn’t coached since being fired at Notre Dame after the 2001 season. He had a 35-25 record with the Irish. He took Notre Dame to three bowl games, all losses. The Irish were 9-3 in 1998 and 2000 but were 5-6 in Davie’s final season.
Krebs, UNM’s vice president for athletics, had kept a tight lid on the search process amid wide speculation. Davie’s name was one of dozens referenced online, on television and in newspapers since coach Mike Locksley was fired on Sept. 25.
In confirming Schad’s report, he deferred further comment. A news conference is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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