UNM President Chaouki Abdallah announced his decision to have UNM head football coach Bob Davie’s suspension begin on Saturday, Feb 17. The unpaid suspension will be for 30 consecutive days, ending on March 18, 2018.

“I want to emphasize that our commitment is to cultivate a culture built upon respect and transparency at this University,” said Abdallah.

UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez will determine coaching assignments during this time period, in order to support the students and coaching staff.

“My current focus is to communicate with members of the coaching staff and players in order to determine the direction of the program, support our student-athletes, and maintain continuity within the football program,” said Nuñez. “I am committed to making the UNM Athletic Department responsible, accountable, and a leader in diversity and inclusion.”

Nuñez will be available for media Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. at the McDavid Lounge at The Pit.