It's homecoming week for Bob Davie

Posted at: 09/09/2013 9:48 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

Who says you can't go home again?  Not University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie.  The Pennsylvania native will return to his home state this weekend when the Lobos (1-1) take on Pittsburgh (0-1) at Heinz Field.

"My dad needs 10 tickets," said Davie.  "There's a lot of cousins and relatives back there."

Davie was born in Sewickley, PA and Davie says this will be the fourth time he has played against the University of Pittsburgh as a head coach.  Davie's coaching career started at Pitt.  He was a graduate assistant with the Panthers in 1977.  "I will be forever grateful.  Not only did I grow up there, but it's where I started coaching."

Davie admits he was a Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia fan when he was growing up and had dreams of playing in his home state someday.  "I went to the Pitt-West Virginia game my senior year in high school as an unofficial visit as a recruit."  Davie is a 1977 graduate of Youngstown State and was a three-year starter at tight end.