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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 20 2011 9:04 p.m. MST

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Dave S
Holladay, UT

Interesting comment about Sanford Ute4ever Red!! I wouldnt' mind that one bit. Maybe Anae is available. I'm pretty sure nobody outside of happy town would be interested in Doman.

TheHailstorm
South Weber, UT

@ selway
" The stands were nearly deserted for the BYU game ".
Small wonder at 54-10
A lot of the blue ducked and covered after that shelling !

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

When he goes to Utah people say he is overrated but when he goes to Hawaii, all of the sudden he is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I don't get it.

sammyg
Springville, UT

(snicker, snicker, Ute fans, this is so funny)

Good luck Coach Chow, what a dream location to work at and then retire.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

The question is why? Chow has had head coaching jobs offered that most would say are better than the Hawaii job.

This hurts Utah in recruiting a QB. Wynn will be the best option next year. Will the Trent Dilfer guy stay committed to the Utes? Hays will be the back up again.

Tough to lose Chow.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

HUH? I thought the Pac was the greatest conference ever! Why would someone leave it?

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Re: jarka-rus

Tell me you wouldn't jump at the chance to make three times what you currently make plus have a chance to be head coach and call all the shots. Your point is pretty lame truth be told.

At least other schools recognize a quality coach when they see it. How many Cougar coaches have even gotten a look from other schools? Oh yeah that's right none!!

kokua
KAYSVILLE, UT

Either way Chow wins, about time he gets the love.

catram
North Las Vegas, NV

Watch out BYU? Hahaha. When has Hawaii ever won a game off of the islands. They suck on the mainland.

TheHailstorm
South Weber, UT

@ duckhunter
Apparently Hawaii doesn't share you opinion

" Good for you if you guys want him, you're welcome to him, but we don't want him at all. April 10 2011 "

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

" While it is true Ute "fans" don't have any credibility anyway it doesn't help your cause to be a hypocrite."
And your are the judge of all Utes because ?
Nothing you posted there was about most of the the articles, just bigotry.

Hatch
Sandy, UT

Nice job Norm. Good luck Chase. Looks like you get a newbie to coach you.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Those commenting that there were few fans at the BYU-Hawaii game don't understand the local culture. (There'd be fewer fans for a Utah-Hawaii game, for sure.) Islanders traditionally love to play their games at night because that makes mainlanders start to play about 11:30 PM MST and Hawaii gets the advantage. During the day Islanders would rather go to the beach than to a college football game. Those are facts.

Chow's highlight this year was the gift game in Provo; his ability to guide the Utes was evident when they produced less than 40 yards offense the first quarter against Colorado at home in SLC with the potential appearance at the Rose Bowl on the line; we see how well Chow did at that. And he needed OT at WSU to garner a victory, something he couldn't produce playing Colorado.

In all his success at BYU he became very, very predictable in his play calling. Seems like that's been his one weakness. I do wish him well at Hawaii.

It will be intersting to see who might want to move to Utah now that there's a vacancy; maybe some assistant from Montana State would be willing.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Good for Chow! He'll now make the MWC a little more competitive, while BYU tries to figure out their schedule with the likes of Idaho State, Weber State, Dixie State and SUU.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

Now Hawaii would be a perfect fit for Jake Heaps.

17-14 Hurts Don't It?
Springville, UT

"... just bigotry."

Feel the love from some of these Ute fans. I think they are having an emotional meltdown now and are just 'acting out' their confusion and dissappoint over the latest events.

Don't worry Ute fans, you'll get another OC, maybe as good as Chow.

Colorado hopes so.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

I guess you can count on Heaps not going to Utah now, eh?

TheNun
Granstville, UT

Once again, I get a chuckle out of all the cougar posts on an article about Utah. Nice to know they like to follow what's going on with big brother.

All of them say good luck Norm, you should have been a head coach a long time ago, except not at BYU when you were in your prime and Gary Crowton was thought to be the next LaVell, how'd that turn out?

Lastly, byu doesn't need to worry about coaches leaving their staff for other opportunities because every other school wants a coach from a program who has proven they can be successful competing against other D1 talent. If those schools want to hire someone who can compete against the jv, they can find them in the high school ranks and don't have to "raid" byu's noteworthy staff.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Dave S

You do realize that Chow used to coach at Y right?

But I still don't understand, isn't the WAC a massive step down from the PAC?? Even as head coach? Isn't every single team in that conf. pathetic and irrelevant. Now this is not so? Just don't make sense. Oh must be about the money and not BCS bowls.

Jake2010
bountiful, ut

Good on ya Norm..... Wishing you the best of success in the years to come. :) Just please be prepared to lose once a year to the Cougars. :)

Utesby3
Sandy, UT

@ 17-14 Hurts Don't It?:

Ute fans aren't worried. If you read these comments, you'll notice most fans are wishing him luck. Hopefully the Utes can replace Chow with a coach as loyal as BYUs coaches. Oh wait, BYUs coaches only stick around because nobody except BYU wants them. Good coaches like Witt don't want to go to BYU in the first place so BYU gets stuck with the leftovers that nobody else wants.

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