Former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie has been hired by the reeling University of New Mexico Football program.

The Lobos fired Mike Locksley as head coach after a 48-45 overtime loss to Division 1 FCS opponent Sam Houston State in late September and were 2-26 in less than 2 1/2 seasons under Locksley.

Davie, currently a College Football analyst for ESPN, was head coach at Notre Dame from 1997-2001 succeeding Lou Holtz and leading the Fighting Irish to 3 bowl games and a 35-25 record.

Since parting ways with longtime coach Rocky Long in 2008, New Mexico has been one of the worst teams statistically and record wise with lopsided losses to almost every opponent and waning fan support in a program that historically is number 2 at the school behind the Men's basketball program.

The university will introduce Davie at a news conference on Thursday in Albuquerque. Details of the contract have not been disclosed.

More on this story can be found on ABC 7 in Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Journal Online.