The concern was such that, before UCLA's game against Washington, Neuheisel sent Chow, offensive line coach Bob Palcic and running backs coach Wayne Moses to Reno to meet Nevada Coach Chris Ault, inventor of the pistol.
They did not return with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, master craftsman of the Nevada offense, so there was no quick fix.
UCLA gained 163 total yards in a 24-7 loss to Washington.
"We just wanted to see if there was anything else we could figure out, if there was some new wrinkle," Neuheisel said. "It was also an opportunity to give them some of our problems and see what the solutions are."
And the solutions were?
"They didn't give us the Grail," Neuheisel said.
Asked specifics about what is wrong, Neuheisel said, "To pore over that question now and not get ready next game is a difficult thing to do."
That would indicate answers could come after the season. Where this will leave Chow, and his reputation, remains to be seen.
"I never worry about that stuff," Chow said. "You just look around every day and do the things you do, the things you think you do best."
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