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New Mexico coach Davie 'doing well' after serious medical incident

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New Mexico head coach Bob Davie is "doing well and recovering" after he was hospitalized following Saturday's game, his family announced.

Immediately after the Lobos defeated Sam Houston State 39-31 in their season opener, the 64-year-old was taken to an Albuquerque hospital due to a "serious medical incident," New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nunez said in a statement.

A university official told reporters that Davie had been experiencing chest pains, according to USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg.

"Coach Davie is doing well and recovering. He is surrounded by family and your continued thoughts, prayers, and privacy are greatly appreciated during this time," his family's statement said.

Davie has coached the Lobos since 2012. He was the head coach of Notre Dame from 1997-2001 and compiled a 35-25 record. After the school fired him, Davie spent 10 years as an ESPN broadcaster.

New Mexico's next game is Sept. 14 against No. 9 Notre Dame.

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