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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 12 2011 9:37 p.m. MST

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Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Say it ain't so Joe!

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Sweet. Another thing for Y fans to whine and moan about in their jealous insecurity. It's another story about Utah; get ready BYU moths the flame of success is burning on the hill in SLC so you better come with your dribble oozing with jealousy. Welcome back to the U Coach Chow. PAC 12 is so much better than quitting I mean independence.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

...And the Utes can't afford to buy out Boylen's contract.

It seems that the Utes are spending all of their money on football. Now if they can pull Lavell out of retirement, they will have gotten the band back together.

Let's just remember Dr. Hill as the man that put Utah basketball on the map with Majerus, and put them back in the closet.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

This is the way to make a splash going to the Pac12. Both these guys have Utah ties, and experience at pro and elite college levels. I love it. Can't wait for the announcement.

Veritas.

I think Hill will do everything possible to make as big a splash for bball as well.

Jimmy James
Salt Lake City, Ut

Wow. If Norm Chow comes to Utah I would be ecstatic! I really hope this happens!

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Veritas Aequitas Utah was pretty successful overall in B-ball before Majerus (NIT and NCAA Championships). Majerus maybe took them the furthest in recent history but overall the record is pretty solid. But I agree with you that Dr. Hill has made two very poor B-Ball coach hires.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

OUCH

DC
Alexandria, VA

Isn't he the guy that BYU fired?

Dutchman
Murray, UT

Many elite basketball programs are looking to rebound right now North Carolina, UCLA and Arizona among them. Utah will get back on track as it has in the past. Utah has been through this before. Don't be too hard on Chris Hill for past hires. He was turned away by many big name coaches when Majerus left simply because they didn't want to follow the big guy.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

I think this story is interesting in that it may spell Whittingham's desire to move away from the spread offense, and towards more of a West Coast offense. The next few days should be fascinating.

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

Chow is a decent guy, but he hasn't fared well as a coordinator at UCLA. Conference records of 3-6, 3-6, and 2-7 don't inspire much confidence.

UteMan
South Jordan, UT

I think I am good with Chow and Davis.

They are just coming home since they both played at graduated at the U. Great hires from Coach Whit and the perfect move going into the PAC-12.

Doman could be a decent hire, but I will go ahead and say that a recent track record of QB's such as Phillip Rivers, Carson Palmer, and Matt Leinart is pretty solid. Davis worked for Barry Alvarez, Pete Carroll and Nick Saban over the years.

I would say Utah's offense just got a major upgrade with experienced Coaches and back to back great recruiting classes.

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Welcome back to the Beehive State, Norm. It'll be fun watching your Offense again.

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

Addendum: Overall records of 4-8, 7-6, and 4-8 at UCLA don't inspire much confidence in Coach Chow as of late either. I suppose there is always a possibility that he will suddenly perform better against the same opponents.

bookonwomen
Beverly Hills, CA

This is a great move. Experience, recruiting, Pac 10 knowledge, Etc.

The Disillusionist
Alexandria, VA

Hawkeye79 is right. The shine is off of Chow and has been for some time. U are welcome to him.

U are getting pretty desperate aren't U?

Duckhunter
American Fork, UT

Yep he's another BYU retread. You guys are welcome to him.

CWEB
Orem, UT

Serious?

Really?

Isn't he ready to retire?

Well, it really doesn't matter who coaches--

the problem the U has in the PAC what-ever-it-is--

NO depth. Two or three injuries and they are done.

That isn't going to change for about 10 years...if ever...

ask Arizona and Arizona State...

MAFU
Salt Lake City, UT

First class comments from some of our bYu brethren about a coach that was a huge part of their program for over twenty years.

Bugoff
Houston, TX

Utah has had great recruiting classes. They have had more talent than BYU, based on the number of players drafted.

However, they have also underperformed with that NFL talent. The recruiting season is not over but I see no compelling reason why Utah will be much better next year than this year.

Experienced coaches can help if it is a matter of changing Xs and Os and game adjustments.

Younger coaches like Doman can help because of personality, attitude and relationships with younger players in spite of lacking experience.

I suspect Utah will be decent as they have a lot of talent. Since the South PAC is weak Utah may do reasonably well next year. They are going to need all of the depth they can recruit.

Chow and Davis may help in recruiting CA? That alone is a big positive.

Utah should start picking up a few recruits who would normally go to USC (due to NCAA sanctions).

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