Norm Chow is a great coach and a very good man. Coach Chow is one of the key
reasons BYU is who they are today. When he comes to town (even as the coach of
the opposing team) there should be a moment of silence in gratitude.I can only say when he left we all lost one of the great offensive coaches of
all time. I live in USC country and they still talk about his short stint with
the Trojans with serious regret at losing him.I know his return to
BYU will always be on the side of an opponent but someday I hope that the moment
is presented for our good friend Coach Chow to stand at mid field and allow us
to give him the thanks he so deserves. If it is me alone the cheer will be as
loud as I could give anyone from BYU past.It was a tough night for
Hawaii but I am sure they will learn, grow and find a new sense of success. I wish our old friend Coach Chow and his team the best of luck.
I feel sorry for Norm, but his last two trips to Provo have been a disaster.
HIs teams gave up about 110 and he has scored zero. It can't be fun for
Maybe it's time to consider retirement.
I really enjoyed the outcome of this game, for multiple reasons. 47-0 probably
hurts worse than 54-10 feels good doesn't it norm?
Norm Chow is a class act. He was treated poorly in Provo and deserves more
respect! Good luck Coach Chow!
Norm is one of the last reminders of how good BYU was. It was fun to watch a
team perform under his offensive design. Coaches, schemes and trends move on so
it was Coach Chow's time to move on when he left BYU but a big thanks for
what he accomplished while he was here.Now, onto Hawaii. A first
year for any new program without your own players is a tough road to travel,
unless you're a cherry picking coach like Urban Meyer, who continues to go
to schools who already had the great talent. Norm will start recruiting his
team and Hawaii will be back to a program that will be tough to beat.As a father and coach I want to wish the best for the young men who went down
during the game. It is always a scary time when you see anybody being carted
off the field. Prayers and best wishes to the families. Good game
and thanks Coach Chow for your years of service to coaching our kids.
Norm was also the offensive coordinator for Utah when they lost to Colorado last
year in SLC, costing them the opportunity to play in the inagural PAC 12
championship game. His offense has become very predictible, at least to Cougars
as he still tries a draw play on 3rd and 19, etc.I have no ill will
against him and admit he may have not been treated the best when they passed
over him as the new head coach in Provo, but he also stuck it to a player
wanting to transfer from Hawaii, saying "Anywhere but BYU was ok." That
seems less than honorable to me.That all said, I still think my
above comment, taken as a friendly suggestion without animosity, is relevant.
Looks like the transfer from Hawai'i made the right move, and Chow
isn't taking them anywhere good any time soon. They have big issues to
Chow should have been a head coach 15 years ago. Its a shame that he gets the
gig at this age at Hawaii.
Norm Chow was not treated poorly in Provo, he was just not chosen as head coach.
College football can be a hard business and choosing a coach always produces a
winner and a loser. His handling of the recent student transfer issue was not to
his credit. Nice man, good O-coach? Sure, but no regrets. Move on.
i hope chow lose every game from here on out...his pathetic tactics to keep that
kid from transferring to BYU shows how classless he is.
Nunya - Bitter much? Norm Chow didn't keep him from transferring. He
still transferred!He just transferred without the official release
and blessing of UH and its head coach.
Give Norm 3 years of his recruiting, 3 years of implementing his system and he
will have a very good team that will rarely lose in Hawaii and do very well on
the main land.
The problem for Hawaii is their local kids are cherry picked by the rest of the
country. Norm is a local boy and hopefully he'll be able to rebuild the
program the way June Jones did.
Well said nunya. Coach Chow did everything he could to keep Mike Wadsworth from
transferring from Hawaii to BYU, except treat Mike with respect. Even in
Seattle, WA that is considered bitter.
Re nunya correct. Re Veracity correct