Comments about ‘Utah Utes football: Chow officially accepts Hawaii post’

Return to article »

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 21 2011 3:00 p.m. MST

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Over the Top
Rigby, ID

Happy to hear that Coach Chow will be staying with the Utes through their bowl game and grateful that he helped build the BYU program. Good luck to him at Hawaii!

Orem, UT

Did he accept the invitation to go live in Hawaii while he was standing in that blizzard shown in the picture? Hmmm...I wonder if that had anything to do with it?


Good luck Coach Chow!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I wish Coach Chow the best. Glad he is staying through the bowl. Have always thought he would not be at Utah long. Now, who do we get to replace Coach Chow? We may have one on staff already. How is this going to effect recruiting?

Alpha Chicken
Orem, UT

Sorry to hear he is leaving the U, but cant say I blame him. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to go home. Doesn't hurt that home is Hawaii either. Hmmm, mybe I'll go too! 54-10 was his legacy as a coach at the U I guess.


Best Wishes for Norm Chow to succeed - again.

I got tired of BYU fans trashing Norm Chow when he was at BYU. One said over and over again that "Norm Chow is over the hill" and BYU needs to replace him.
Kyle Whittingham is obviously better at selecting assistants than are the BYU fans.


Congratulations on your new opportunity, Coach Chow. You have certainly earned it.

Thank you for what you did for the Utes this year. I wish you were staying with us longer, but I hope things go well for you in the Islands.

Orem, UT

Best of luck, Coach Chow! This is a win-win for you and the Rainbow Warriors! Mahalo!

Park City, UT

After Utah's season ending meltdown against one of the worst teams in the country, Chow could see that there was no future for him on the hill with the kind of QB talent he was given to work with at the U.

Murray, Utah

Good luck to coach Chow.

Hey Utes, I heard that Gary Crowton is looking for a job.

Sandy, UT

Good luck coach chow! I hope to see a dominate Hawaii team in the near future. Can't wait to see what you bring to the Hawaii program!

Go Warriors!

South Weber, UT

@ B C
Don't make this into something bad. Three missed field goals didn't help that game , but the 54-10 beat down at RES was a sight to behold. He sure helped out Hays in the final 5 games with having no turnovers.
Good Luck Coach. Loved having you here !

west jordan, ut

It never ceases to amaze me that no matter what is posted, there has be a Utah and a BYU fan coming up with something negative to say about the other. Why can't people just say what needs to be said about the good things someone has done. Coach Chow was a great coach, I thought he deserved the head coaching job at BYU when Edwards retired, it didn't happen and life moves on. He is a great offensive coordinator no matter what anyone on either side has to say. I hope he does great at Hawaii except when he plays BYU. Good luck Coach Chow.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Congratulations Coach Chow. I would have loved to see you stay at the U, but I can't blame you for taking this promotion to a Head Coaching job. Hawai'i just hired a great one. Thanks for sticking around until after the Sun Bowl. Utah needs you.

North Las Vegas, NV

I believe he is a very honorable, good man. I do believe also he is waaaay past his prime. BYU 59, UCLA 0. Don't even bring up the 54-10 fiasco, that had nothing to do with Chow or utah's offense. I wish him well, but I'm not optimistic for the future of Hawaii football under him.


IMUA Brutha !

Ticky Burden
salt lake city, ut

Ciao .

Centerville, UT

@Alpha Chicken

Actually, 54-10 will be Heaps legacy. Chow had very little to do with that.

Park City, UT


Don't forget it was Utah's PAC 12 player of the week that saved Utah at WSU the week before who missed those three FGs. Utah was lucky it didn't lose back-to-back games against two of the worst teams in the PAC 12.

There was no future for Chow at Utah.

Nephi, UT

Hate to diss coach Chow, but look at his last four years as an offensive coordinator: 2008 @ UCLA 10th in total offense in the PAC 10. 2009 & 2010 8th in total offense in the PAC 10. 2011 last in total offense in the PAC 12. Not too impressive. Coach Chow, like all coaches has been successful when he has great players to work with.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments