This is a developing story.
The University of New Mexico Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez announced on Monday that head coach Bob Davie will be "parting ways" from the UNM football team at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
"After meeting with Coach Davie this morning, we both agree that the time has come for a new direction for our football program," Nuñez said in a press release issued on Monday afternoon. "I'm appreciative of the work that coach Davie has done at UNM."
The parting of ways comes after another unsuccessful season for the football program. The Lobos' overall record is 2-9, and the team is mired in an eight game losing streak after Saturday’s loss against Air Force (44-22).
Davie was hired on as UNM’s head coach in 2011 after working at ESPN for 10 years prior. He’s tacked 34 overall wins throughout his time at UNM and 63 losses to date.
The press release of the announcement did not explicitly indicate a reason for this split, but Davie summed it up to not meeting the goals set for the team.
"In stepping aside, I’m proud of what we accomplished at UNM, but we are all disappointed that we have not been able to sustain the success that we achieved and all desire," Davie said.
The Daily Lobo has not spoken to players or coaching staff on the matter but will continue to post updates on this developing story.
Nov. 30, 2019 at home against Utah State will be Davie’s final game coaching for the Lobos.
Alanie Rael is the sports editor at the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @AllyRael