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Published: Saturday, Jan. 22 2011 5:00 p.m. MST

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Ann Arbor, MI

It will be interesting to see what the Utes do with the two other OC's.

Roderick rejected an offer from Bronco earlier this week. Hoping he sticks around, Chow could really teach him a thing or two.

I'm sure UCLA and USC are not happy about this. Talk about having first hand knowledge of your competition.

Big Get for the Utes!!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

It will be awesome to see him carve up the unathletic defense that little brother puts on the field.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Big time programs hire big time coaches.

Non AQ programs hire unproven commodities and hope for the best.

It's the natural order of things.

Washington, UT

What a great pickup by the Utes. Mendenhall gets Dupaix and elevates Doman, while Whittingham adds Tim Davis and Norm Chow. In terms of experience and know-how it's night and day. Big advantage to Utah.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Glad to have Chow and though I admire your devotion to the Utes Hedghog and Chris B., please don't bring BYU into as it has nothing to do with them accept he used to be the OC their (a long long time ago). To me doing so is sinking to their level as they tend to obsess about all things Utah. We're moving on, no reason to look in the rearview mirror, PAC 12 should be our only concern now. Go Utes.

Springville, UT


Ann Arbor, MI

I'm very interested to understand what type of offense Chow will run. I say this because the Utes just had a visit (today) from Mike Eubank - 4 star dual-threat QB. He's 6'5 220 4.7.

Why would they bring in a dual threat 4 star ( with several big name offers) if they plan on the pro style offense??


Sherwood, OR

I think Chow is a great hire for the Utes. He will bring a lot of experience to an already energetic coaching staff. Let's hope he still has some innovation in him and can pass it along to the younger coaches.

Also, it's interesting how the comments of the previous "fans" focus on how this hire will affect BYU. I don't think any BYU fans are losing sleep over this hire. The last time a Chow offense went to Provo they put up exactly 0 points against that "unathletic defense". It's apparent, even after all the changes the past year, that Utah will still judge the success of their season by how well they do against BYU. Little brother indeed.

Ticky Burden
salt lake city, ut

To Rock: Amen, my friend. This is about Utah and the future of Utah football in the PAC 12. Like the hire and looking forward to next year. Go Utes.

Provo, UT

Nice last time the Cougars played Norm's team the final score was 59-0 advantage BYU. Oh Ya with Max as the QB!

I expect more of the same starting next September.

springville, UT

washed up has been. good luck with that ute fans...

Heber City, UT

Isn't it amazing how someone has to try and tear down someone else to give them a superiority feeling. Psychologist's say small minded, insecure people do that.

This is a great selection for Utah. Time will tell if he still has the magic.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

What is with Utah taking all of BYU's former players and coaches?

Could it be a long history of success vs. two good years?

Anyway I know Norm and his family. Good people.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Ogden, UT

I wish Chow well and that is a hard one because I wish the yewts failure. And that is only because of their fans. Max Hall spoke the truth about them.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

It will be good to have Norm back. We can now have a great offense to go with the defense that has done so well for so many years. This will really help with PAC-12 recruiting as well.

Alexandria, VA

Didn't BYU fire him? And he ran the worst offense in the country last year. Why is this a big get for the Utes? They just picked up yesterday's news and think it's the future.

And, of course, without fail, yet again, etc, etc, Hedgehog, Chris B and Howard continue to prove, day in and out (although Chris B actually posted a somewhat thoughtful comment after BYU beat Utah in basketball, but apparently that was a fleeting moment) that Max Hall, no matter if he starts in the NFL or ends up selling phones in the mall, was correct.

Northridge, CA

Hey, JoeSchmoe, rivalry banter is great, but don't you think it is a bit of a stretch to say Utah has had only "two good years?" If you mean the 2004 and 2008 undefeated seasons as Utah's "two good years," then BYU has had exactly one "good year" in its entire history, and that was 26 years ago. No, sir: 9 of the last 10 bowl games and two undefeated seasons and several 9-win seasons along with 2010's 10-win season all count as "good years." So do all of BYU's 10-win seasons and other good years. Gotta give credit where credit is due, amigo.

Ann Arbor, MI


Psychologist's also have a term that discribes the TDS very well

Separation anxiety: is a developmental stage during which the child experiences anxiety when separated from the primary caregiver.

TDS fans are witness to the seperation:

Head to head 2-3 and 6-9

BCS bowl wins 2. tds 0

Recruiting..... child please.

And now a NATIONALLY respected OC hire.

I know it hurts but the process was put into play when the Utes and not the tds were invited to the Conference of Champions.

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Awesome!! PAC 12!! BCS!! Norm Chow!! Go Utes!!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA


Utah hiring Norm Chow is "yesterday's news" (to quote you), yet your first thought was to come over here and post about it?

Your insecurity is showing.

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