Updated: Thursday, 17 Nov 2011, 11:12 PM MST
Published : Thursday, 17 Nov 2011, 11:12 PM MST
Albuquerque (KRQE) - The opportunity to return to the college game and the challenge of building a team from the bottom are two of the reasons Bob Davie decided to become the new head football coach at the University of New Mexico. Davie was formally introduced as Lobos coach Thursday. He told the crowd,"we can do this," and encouraged everyone to buy in. Davie went on to say he has a plan that will work at New Mexico. The former Notre Dame coach is inheriting a team that has only produced 3 victories in as many seasons. Davie also meet with the team Thursday and said he wants to build the self esteem of some of his players. Davie spoke about many topics from trying to keep current players in the fold to what kind of offense and defense he prefers. Davie has yet to sign his new contract with New Mexico but, has agreed to a 6 year deal that will pay him 700 thousand dollars the first season and 760 thousand dollars for the remaining seasons with built in incentives.