I'm happy for Coach Chow if coming back to Utah was his ultimate goal. After
living here for almost 15 yrs its home for me as well. I can only imagine after
living in California how happy the guy is to come back.However I am
very humored by all of the Ute fan hoopla and the irony of Coach Chow, a former
Cougar, being the Ute OC. The only benefit I see in all of this could be Chow's
insights to PAC-10.2 football. Hope that works for you.Until you get
a QB it won't mean much. A 10-3 cupcake season with national televised beatdowns
in the MWC will probably equate to a 6/6 or 7/5 season in the PAC-10.2Best of luck, you're going to need it.
Chow can be successful when he's got the right personnel to work with. He
thrived at USC but was horrible at Tennessee and UCLA.I'm guessing
his experience with the Utes will be similar to UCLA since they've lost most of
their starters from an offense that was absolutely horrible.Sorry,
Utah, Chow won't be your savior...
"However I am very humored by all of the Ute fan hoopla and the irony of
Coach Chow, a former Cougar,"Sammyg,So is Kwhitt is
a former Kewg as well? Please explain your determination of "what a former
Kewgar" is?It appears you claim anything that passed through
provo as your own...Using such logic I guess the Utes should claim
Chow, kwhitt. USU should claim Lavel and OSU should claim Bronco....
@ sammyg Chow was a Ute before being a Cougar, and Utah's qb bested your sorry
excuse for a qb--17-16 as I recall. How are all those PAC rejects working for
you?@Frozen Chosen what would you know? As your name implies you are
frozen in time (30 years ago). The Utes will be fine in the PAC because they
have shown the ability to develop players to fill in the holes when needed.
sammyg & Frozen,You're both up a bit early to be trolling
articles about your big brothers, aren't you? Nice to hear about your
"concern" about our program, though :). Still bitter much over being
left behind with the non-AQs?One more thing: SCOREBOARD!!!
I really like how you Utesies 'spin'. When Chow was at BYU you denigrated him
like anything else BYU. Today he's your 'man'!It won't make any
difference. Without a QB what can you expect? Ute football in the PAC-10.2 will
be as entertaining as those nationally televised beatdowns you guys are so proud
Wow, talk about beat downs, what about Utah State......UTAH STATE????????? Yes
Utah State. Humiliation that cost the defensive coach and the offensive coaches
their jobs. I'll bet that was a long bus ride home that Friday night. And then
to rub salt in the wounds, you had a field goal blocked to cement the
humniliation, and another long bus ride home that Saturday. But, hey your
optimistic now that you have been at rock bottom, now where to go but
I've been a Utah fan since 1991 when my dad took me to the Utah/UTEP game as a
kid. I've always remembered growing up how much Norm Chow was respected for
what he was accomplishing at BYU. So it seems a lot of Utah fans weren't
denigrating him as was suggested above. In fact, I remember when he didn't get
the job as HC at BYU, most Utah fans I knew were stunned. So the
way I see it, it was the other way around. BYU fans disliked Chow toward the
end of his career there, and ran him out of town. Now that he's coming back to
Salt Lake, they can't stand it.Lastly, there is still time for a
Quarterback who wants to be coached by Chow to change his mind and commit to
Utah. Wynn never redshirted and so my guess is if we get a better QB who is
ready to play this year, Wynn will take a redshirt. And Chow will love coaching
our awesome running backs that are coming in.
I have read all of the articles and comments about Chow coming to Utah and I get
a kick out of the Cougar trollers that say Utes hated Chow. I have been watching
both schools since I was about 10 (1972) and my wife can attest to the fact I
was dumbfounded at the pick of Crowwwwtown over Chow and I said they would
regret it. Proud Citty Kats never admit that they made a mistake. Thank goodness
you got Bronco, he is a great coach but again, too many think they know more. I
hope you fire Bronco next year and we can pick him up at D Coord. which means
that you guys really will hate the Utes.I am not sure how Chow will do but
it is a plus for us. I think he will make all of the difference in next year's
offence. See you in Provo for Chow time.
I'm glad for Norm, he can finish off his career with his alma mater, but I'm
glad he left BYU and even happier he's not coming back to BYU. Doman still has
to prove himself but I like what I see in Doman.
Chow hates the Y...who cares. One thing that does bother me though - the guy
got alot from Edwards and the players over the years from McMahon , Young,
Detmer and on.... and after all that the man turns cold toward the university
and the valley. Go figure. I have no problem with Chow coaching anywhere he
wants to but don't expect anything but boos when you return to Provo next season
Norm. As far as I'm concerned the Y should have let you go years before.