Notre Dame Football: Top Head Coaches of the Modern Era

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Nov 2, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New Mexico Lobos head coach Bob Davie yells on the sidelines during the second half against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

6. Bob Davie

Winning Percentage: .583

National Titles: 0

Bowl Games: 3

It is difficult to be the coach who follows a legend. But, Bob Davie attempted to follow Lou Holtz. After starting off his career off 1-4, Davie rallied to get the Irish to 7-5 and a birth in the Independence Bowl. This included a win against #11 LSU in Baton Rogue. Davie also took the Irish to their first BCS Bowl game in 2001. Davie suffered many close losses, which eventually lead to his termination in 2001. Notre Dame’s Offense remained in the dark ages while under Davie’s control. The option was the main staple. Davie recruited future NFL Running Backs Julius Jones and Ryan Grant. Davie moved into the press box at ESPN before taking the New Mexico job. Davie has lead the Lobos to a 8-21 record.