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

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Phoenix, Arizona

Welcome home Coach Chow!!

west jordan, ut

Not sure if this will help the UTES but I did like Norm when he was at BYU. Good luck and hope it helps the offensive problems that were lacking at the end of the season. Only time will tell.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Win/win/win/win. Great for Norm as the article explains, great for UCLA, great for Utah, great for BYU. Rarely does something happen like this where everyone wins.

Federal Way, WA

This is a good move by Whittingham. BYU Salt Lake ( Utah) will really benefit from Chow's knowledge and recuriting ability.

Neuheisel is so over rated as a coach. I bet his contract doesnt get renewed at UCLA. He might even be let go next year if they have another year like this past year.

Congrats also on Utah basketball turnaround. It looks like a average year will keep the current coach in place.

Milford, CT

eh tu brute?

actually at this point i prefer doman, who although unproven, is on his way up.

chow has seen better days, mostly at byu/usc. still wish him luck though, even if it is the u.

BYU still rules
Nephi, UT

I wish coach Chow, the best but honestly, Ute fans crack me up! Howard S. are you kidding me? Did you forget Chow came from BYU? As long as he has great players, he does great. Last year? Not so much. Chris B. I hope Chow helps the Utes carve up BYU's defense just like he did the last time he went up against them. Let's see, what was that final score again? 59-0 even with those superior PAC whatever they are now athletes.

holladay, ut.

Chow is a good offensive mind; as the pac 10 knows. I'm not sure he has evolved with the game enough over the years. I'm sure Lavelle could hang out in the "calling booth" and let them know a thing or two as to what Chow is thinking. Get over yourselves already; Swoop and Coug fans. This game is still fun in spite of you.

South Jordan, UT

BYU Salt Lake???

That is some funny stuff. So you want to claim Chow is a Cougar because he Coached at BYU and at the same time you want to claim Whit, Roderick and Sitake as Cougars since they played at BYU, even though then have spent more time on the sidlines at Utah than they did at BYU. Add to this that Whit and Roderick both had opportunities to Coach at the Y and decided to stay at the U.

Can't have it both ways folks, but perhaps they all know BYU is a sinking ship and want to get on the bus to the Conference of Champions.

Just so we are clear, BJ, Scalley and Davis our new O-Line coach all played at the U as did Chow. Simple math would tell you the majority are in fact Utes.

And by the way...Scoreboard in the following; 17-16, 2 out of 3, 6 out of 9, conference affiliation Coaching and recruiting.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

This is fantastic news!! I can't wait for next season to begin. What I don't understand is why so many Zoobs are commenting on this article?? Keep trying to convince yourselves that Doman is an upgrade to Anae I guess.

Chow's Pac 10 experience will prove invaluable next season and is a tremendous upgrade to the coaching staff.

Cedar Hills, UT

It's kind of interesting it takes alot of former BYU Coaches and players to keep Utah a winning program! I hear Crowton is available! Chow is overrated. Look at the offensive stats at UCLA the past few years and they have great athletes. I can't believe Kyle is going to dump the spread offense that got him to 2 BSC bowl games! Good Luck!

Frisco, TX

I am very excited for Norm. He is a class act and I'm sure he will be happier at Utah than he was at UCLA.

For the delusional Utah fans (hedge and chris b) who think he will carve up the BYU D, may I take you back to 2008 which was the last time BYU played a Norm Chow offense. The score of that epic match against UCLA was 59 - 0. Maybe your definition of carving up is different than mine.

And for you who like statistics, I suggest you look beyond your 2 BCS wins for solice. The last time I checked, the objective is to win a championship. That statistic is still BYU - 1 National Championship, Utah - 0.

I do think it's interesting that BYU and Utah each won 3 MWC football championships plus we shared one. However, if you look more broadly at the nine major sports both schools compete in since the MWC was formed - BYU has won 51 mens championships, Utah has won 13.

PAC may claim to be the conference of champions, but those stats reveal who is the shool of champions.

Go Cougs!

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Question, why is this board overrun with BYU fans and their 1/2 cent? Why not just worry about your team? Obsession comes to mind as an apt word to describe many Y fans on these boards when it comes to Utah.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

"Question, why is this board overrun with BYU fans...?"

Simple answer that even you should be able to figure out pebble.

Norm Chow coached at BYU for 27 years!

Norm was a great coach in his time for BYU and I'm sure he'll be able to help the Utes improve their offense. It's just too bad he doesn't have much to work with at QB.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

UCLA year in and year out have better athletes and Chow couldn't get a winning season out of his defense in 3 years.

But I am glad he found his home again. Wish him success until he plays BYU. He will bring some needed maturity to Utah's offense.

And BYU fans will be just fine with Doman as OC. His finest days are ahead of him. Chow's may be behind him. We'll see. Glad he joined the Swoops and at the same time the announcement made that season ticket prices will increase along with student fees. Brilliant move!

Eagle Mountain, UT

I still think that Norm was a success at BYU because he was on the cutting edge with something new and because he had Lavell E. He is now just another OC peddling the same thing as 100 other guys. He will have success if he has good skill players, if he doesn't have them Ute offenses will struggle. I wish him success and would love to see him do well in the PAC. Most Ute fans I know are pretty classy. Most of those who are not post here. Sad to say there are several fans from the other shcool who do the same. You people are like yappy little dogs always barking at cars. The cars don't stop but the yapping continues.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: Chris B

You mean the same unathletic defense that held the Utes to 17 points?

Last time Norm Chow tried to outscheme Bronco, the result was 59-0. (See BYU-UCLA 2008).

Aside from the unnecessary shots at BYU, this is a good pickup for Utah. As BYU continues to get better athletes on defense, and Utah's offensive scheming improves, the rivalry should continue to be competitive.

Fort Worth, Texas

Great pick up! The experience of playing in the PAC-10 alone makes this a great move. A-Rod and Shrum now can learn from one of the best in college football if they choose to stay.

Its funny how BYU fans call Norm a has been yet the best their program can do is DuPaix.


The last time BYU beat Utah by more than 7 points was when Norm Chow was at BYU, so keep dreaming. Oh wait that was also the last time BYU was relevant on the national stage (see 1996 for details).


Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

Three of the last five, daggers to the heart, Uteology!

But, keep on spinning if it makes you feel better about yourself.

It'll be interesting to see how Chow's offense functions without a QB.

Layton, UT

B Doman will innovate circles around N Chow. One expensive whoops.
Goog luck Utah in the PAC 12.

Alpharetta, GA

Just as with Coach Whit, any true blue Cougar fan who knows the Y's wishes nothing but the best for Chow (& Whit). Your contributions were terrific and we have no doubt that you will continue to succeed. I live far from my alma mater and have no particular rooting interest in Utah but I will always follow ex-coogs and classy one's at that. All the best to Chow, Whit and the team.

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