University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie is looking forward to returning to Western Pennsylvania this weekend when his team takes on the University of Pittsburgh.
Davie told KOB-TV in New Mexico that this will be the fourth time he has played as head coach against Pitt, where his coaching career started. Davie was a graduate assistant with the Panthers in 1977.
Bob Davie grew up in Moon Township, a Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia fan. He graduated in 1972 from Moon Area High School and later from Youngstown State University, where he spent three seasons as a starting tight end. He is a former head coach at Notre Dame.
His family still lives in this area. In fact, Davie told KOB-TV he's expecting them at the game Saturday at Heinz Field. The non-conference game with New Mexico will kick off at 12:30 p.m.
"My dad needs 10 tickets," Davie told the news station. "There's a lot of cousins and relatives back there."