Mr. Shumway,Norm Chow went to NC State after he left BYU, not the
Tennessee Titans. You might want to get your facts straight...oops the editor
screwed up too...OOPS!
As A Bruin Fan I am angry at "Slick Rick" he should have been fired.
He is a sweet talker always addressing crowds after games they lose "Oh
stick with us, thanks for your support, we will not stop working until we win,
players are trying" blah blah. Chow is the same great coach he always was
but Slick Rick wants the control. Many of us Bruin Fans go to fewer games and
it stinks because the tickets cost under $20 for GA and Rose Bowl is great
atmosphere with free shuttles to and from games. Brad Rock has been there
covering Utes where I met him once.If Utah can get Norm RUN AND DO
Time to hange them up, Norm! What has this guy done since he left USC, other
than collect millions of dollars in salary for offensive programs that have been
woefully bad. Then again, as a Cougs fan, I'd LOVE to have Chow direct the Utes
offense! Great pick if they can get him. Looks at the offensive energy in so
many programs in the NCAA. Chow is way past his prime. He should enjoy
retirement & family!!
I wonder if Whitt had a meeting with his offensive staff to give them a heads up
that changes might be coming?
This is a smart move by Utah. Chow is being handed his hat UCLA and Utah is
about to join the PAC where Chow has led the offenses of both USC and UCLA and
has all kinds of knowledge and experience playing against other PAC teams, not
to mention NFL experience and the 27 years he spent at BYU producing one of the
most prolific offenses in college football. My guess is he will brought in for a
few years to mentor other coaches and then he will retire. Good for him, and
good for Utah.
Big get for the Utes... make it happen!
After hiring Chow Utah can go get Austin Collie as recievers coach (he is done
with the NFL because of injuries) and then Whitt with all these ex BYU guys the
Utes can go win a national championship!! Yes, Yes. Go Kyle. And all you guys
who say Chow is washed up I wonder what South Carolina fans say about Steve
Spurrier now as their head coach? He didn't pan out with the Washington
Redskins but I think South Carolina will keep him gladly. A lot of success in
coaching is who you work with. Chow probably doesn't work well with Nuehisel or
with the HC at the Titans. But he was great with Pete Carol at USC. And don't
forget Kyle played and was a graduate assistant coach at BYU when Chow was
there. Come to Utah Norm!
@NKAWTGI wonder the same. Did whittingham have the same integrity
Mendenhall had and inform his offensive coaches ahead of time so they can look
for other jobs or else decide if they wanted to accept a demotion?I
wonder if Roderick and that other guy whose name I can't remember are happy with
this? Now obviously both stunk it up last season and probably deserve a
demotion/firing but since clowns like wedgie, christina b, howard s and other
ute "fans" thought it was such a huge display of classlessness when
Mendenhall actually warned his coaches and gave them the opportunity to look
elsewhere it is perfectly legit to ask those trolls if they think whittingham
blindsiding his guys is somehow a better way to handle things?I
don't really care if any of them answer since it will just be hypocritical
attempts at justification anyway. LOL
UCLA's problems are Neuheisel and not Chow. Slick Rick is a very appropriate
nickname. He's a Totalitorian micro manager and he destroys programs almost as
if he's doing it on purpose. At Washington allegations of possible game fixing
still linger and were dropped unsubstantiated when he left. He had previously
undermined and wound up destroying Colorado in similar fashion... so I can
understand Chow's relunctance to run a poorly modified shotgun like the pistol.
I wouldn't trust the guy either. For you younger zoobies...rest assured. Chow
still is the Master...and this Cougar never has settled with the way that The
Edwards Transition ended up going. The Right man never got the job.Scoobie
I'll say it again. I would glady take Chow and his years of experience over an
inexperienced guy like Doman any day. Keep talking all you want Zoobs you know
@ DuckhunterYou are assuming something that may or may not have
happened. Based on everything Coach Whit has done as head coach - let's just
say he is a class act and leave it at that. I think you layed a Quack - er Egg.
I do think its funny that the Utes have so many former Cougars on their coaching
Re: Barack ObamaGet your story straight. First and foremost Chow is
a UTE!! He played for the UTES and went on to coach the Koogs.
Wow, Great get for the Yewts! Take a look at UCLA offensive stats the past 3
years! Are you sure Kyle? Its no wonder "Slick" Rick wanted to change
the Offense with what's happened the past few seasons! Your going to get rid of
the spread offense that got you to 2 BCS Bowls! Oh and by the way, Jake Scott
doesn't have a clue. "stability for the Offense" and "Over there
head" come on Jake, you can come up with something better than that.
@ Dave SHe's a COUGAR has his Masters Degree from BYU.
Ducky,Get used to Utah taking what they want from the tds ( both
recruits and coaches). You see, Utah has now entered the "conference of
Champions" pay scale. Again, Utah will take what they want from
the tds because money talks.
I'd say 27 years coaching and having a tremendous impact at a Nationally
recognized progrm plus getting a Masters from BYU while he was there all those
years does somewhat offset 4-5 years playing for the Utes back in the U's Dark
ages and a Bachalors. It would be a good thing for Utah if the rumors come
true...and I hope they do. But most of us real BYU fans understand that you
can't blame him if he has a bad taste for a certain Adminstration which will
never admit that it made a mistake.Scoobie
Chow was booted from the y because his play calling became so predictable. good
guy. hope utah gets him. tun will need all the help they can get. the good news
is that the rivalry is gone.
Norm Chow does not become a dummy overnight, he is still sharp and can coach the
heck out of football. Rick is a micro manager with insecurity. He is
disgusting, I found out couple months UCLA had no recruits signed in the top 100
High School Seniors for 2011. The reality is UCLA had had pedestrian receivers
not a ton of speed and no lighting quick runner since Drew was there. That is
reality. Give Norm the players and he will produce trust me
re: MichiganCoog | 3:25 p.m. Jan. 13, 2011 Since when have facts
mattered on the DN... or journalism in any format in 21st century America.re: BluCoug | 5:36 p.m. Jan. 13, 2011 Spin it any way you
want; I knew Chow possibly returning to the U would send zoobie nation into a
tizzy & in record time too.
It's a compliment that even byu fans are trying to claim Chow as their own. He
is a living legend and the Utes would be very fortunate if they could sign a
contract with him. That increase in revenue from joining the PAC
needs to be invested somewhere and I think Norm Chow's pocket book is a great
place for some of that cash to go!Fingers crossed - Go Utes!
@ Duckhunter & NkAWTGFYI Utah's OC and O'line coach are already gone.
One of them retired, the other one took a job elsewhere.No Need to talk to
them a bout it.
59-0. Nuff said.
Good point Pavalova!! Chow is a great, great man. But, I just dont see, at his
age, being of much great use to the Utes.
Chow is an excellent offensive mind. He doesn't suddenly become otherwise
because of age, he just has even more experience. Nice story news. Nice to read
news rather than regurgitation.
@solcalute----so your OC is gone where did he go? when did he go? i have not
seen this anywhere and I work up on the hill
The great thing about Chow is that you always know who will play and what plays
will be run. There's no surprises with Norm.
All Cougar fans are hoping this deal happens. Chow had athletes at USC and
marginal athletes everywhere else.Utah has marginal
athletes...Chow's offense is old and well known.
@Pavalova31-17 UCLA over Utah in Pasadena the year before 59-0 and a
BYU loss the year before that,,,,,nuff said.
Utah ought to worry about getting a QB.
Hay all of you ute fans that like the hiring of Chow. it looks to me that whit
is pulling a bronco and looking to replace his OC behind their back this is a
quote from another article I have seen "Its unknown how the hirings would
affect Aaron Roderick and Dave Schramm, who served as co-offensive coordinators
in 2010. Roderick, who was promoted to co-offensive coordinator for the 2010
season, called the plays from the booth." so please give the wonderful spin
on how this could not happen on the hill come on.....all I am hearing is the
sound of silence
Wow, the tds trolls are out in force.Articles like this seem to hit
a nerve with the tds.Utah is stealing the NATIONAL limelight once
again and it's hard to tds to except their place.
Right and they call me a troll for making fun of their savior jimmers. You are
mocking and degrating a former o coordinator who helped your program throughout
your glory years what kind of fans are you? Wait you are the same ones that said
fire everyone this year, Anae helped your team over last couple years but he
has one medicore season and you say can him.Whitt will find room for his
coaches he has a great staff. I hope Chow comes to the U but if he doesnt they
will still have plenty of great coaches.
Chow was a great OC for BYU and he was a integral part of helping BYU win its
first National Championship, but he was hardly perfect.He had
problems getting along with the other offensive coaches; he didn't relate well
to alot of his players; and many questioned whether he had the skill set to be a
head coach.Norm would be a great addition to Utah's coaching staff
and help enormously with Utah's transition to the PAC 12, but he's no panacea,
and the Utes take a serious risk of losing Aaron Roderick and Dave Schramm if
Chow is brought in to replace them as OC.btw, BYU fans couldn't care
less about Utah getting a little off-season national limelight.The
word is "accept," hedgehog, as in, accept Utah's future of perennial
middle of the PAC obscurity.
You Ute fans crack me up. It seems you've been locked in a time maching. The
Chow you're describing seems to be the one for his BYU days, not the 65 year-old
who has been VERY unproductive in his last 2 stints. Also, interesting the
issues you say he's had with Slick Rick and Fisher. Same thing he had with
Carroll at the end of his term at USC. That's Chow! He's a OC, NOT the head
coach. He's the hard headed one who simply is way beyond his prime. Ute fans
really think he'll resurrect your offenstive program? Laughable!
It's so funny that hedgehog, the biggest troll this side of Chris B, should be
calling out trolls.With Jimmer-mania sweeping the nation, BYU fans
couldn't care less if Utah gets a brief mention in the national media over a
coaching change. Chow is just another one of dozens and dozens of coaching
changes currently in the works.
Funny your being a troll yourself, but whatever troll it up! Were all trolls
right? I would like to be more of a goblin myself or maybe a garden gnome. tds fans get mad at them when they are on byu articles but yet you and your
buddies do the same thing on Utah articles. Stop acting like your above it dude
you and swoop, sammy and quensatass verriattas always are hating on the Utes.The fact is Utah is improving and it makes you mad take your b ball season
this year for what its worth. Come next year the Utes will be playing in PAC
while byu will be facing new mexico st. Again why are people dissing Chow, he
was a part of your glory days if you like it or not. He would be a great fit for
the U if not who cares but dont hate his great ability to be a coach. He
obviously is if he is pulling down that much money at his age.
"The fact is Utah is improving..."Three humiliating
defeats and three lucky wins in their last six games proves otherwise.
Dude the y barely had a winning season and you beat the bingham miners in a bowl
game congrats! Whats your logic?