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Red Roundup: Utah Utes football's Norm Chow gets hefty buyout from UCLA

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  • sports fan Provo, UT
    July 20, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    Where are all of the U of U articles, we want some coverage of our utes! C'mon Desnews!

  • Cali Coug Visalia, CA
    July 20, 2011 1:00 p.m.

    Re: utahute16

    You posted - I'm going to laugh at all you haters when Kyle Whittingham and Norm Chow end up being one of the most deadly combination of coaches in the nation.

    K, now let's hear you people twist my words.

    How about - uou fan state the move to the PAC 10.2, with Kyle and Norm, will kill their football program.

    No seriously, Norm should have received his contractual buyout from Ucla plus an additional 100% for unusual and cruel punishment. Working with Rick Neuheisel had to be a challenge and the low point of his career. The problems at Ucla had nothing to do with Norm. Tip of the hat to the u for hiring Norm and allowing him to finish his career on a positive note. Prediction for 2011 the u loses to the Y by 10 points but wins the South PAC 10-2. Ducks win the championship game by 3 points. Not a bad start for the TUN.

  • BYUHOCKEY American Fork, UT
    July 20, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    Boylen landed with the Indiana Pacers. I wish him good luck. He is a great man.
    Norm Chow has lost some of his recent offensive prowess at UCLA. was that because of the lack of quality QB talent? I thought Chow coached Philip Rivers at NC State? and Carson Palmer etc at USC?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 19, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    I gotta give norm credit. He got the opportunity to stick it to two schools at the same time and he took it. Well done norman!

  • FormerBYUfan Magna, UT
    July 17, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    AltaHawkFan

    ***If Palamo is so unstoppable, why would he be 3rd string on a team that has no returning running backs with D1 experience? He'll be non-factor this year.***

    Answer: John White and Harvey Langi. There are 2 good reasons that he MIGHT not start. I'm pretty sure that the depth chart is not finalized. So, if Thretton has a better fall camp than one of the other 2, then he might be in the 2 player rotation. If not, then he won't see as much playing time this year.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    Chickenhunter is obviously a troll. Don't bite.

  • Chewbacca Magna, UT
    July 15, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    Hey Chicken Hunter- Sometimes I think you cougars are a little delusional, what with your annual pre-season National Championship talk. You fans have got the whole team and coaching staff indoctrinated now. Reality is going to come fast and rough in September.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    I think Chow was a great signing, but he scares me a little bit, he didn't have much success at UCLA and he just got rid of the most successful offensive scheme the Utes have ever had. Hopefully his ideas will work like they did at BYU.

  • Bigmommas-house Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    @chickenhunter

    Good for U.

    This is a rivalry. Its all banter. No football, no basketball, its just to pass time until we get to see the trainwreck unfold up on the hill.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    July 15, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    Chickenhunter

    It's nice to see a Utah fan who supports his big brothers.

    Good luck in the PAC 12.

  • Chickenhunter Provo, Ut
    July 15, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    I just want everyone to know that we cougar fans are NOT Holier than thou, delusional, or obsessed with the Utes!

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    July 15, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    re: Classless Ute Fan

    "UCLA didn't want to get rid of him, just coach Neuheisel. If Norm is such a bad coach, then why was BYU such a winning team with him as a coach for close to 30 years with him running the offense?"

    Norm Chow was a great coach for BYU, but the last time he coached a game at BYU, he was on the losing end of a 59-0 beatdown, that, believe it or not, could have been even worse.

    That game might have had something to do with why UCLA was willing to pay Norm $500,000 NOT to coach at UCLA.

  • royalblue Alpine, UT
    July 15, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    Classless Ute Fan

    "If Norm is such a bad coach, then why was BYU such a winning team with him as a coach for close to 30 years with him running the offense?"

    The jury is still out on how much Norm still has left in the tank. He may do well at Utah, but don't forget, when Chow was in his heyday at BYU, he had QB's like Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Robbie Bosco, and Ty Detmer. Jordan Wynn would have been lucky to be a backup on the practice squad on any of those teams.

  • AltaHawkFan Sandy, UT
    July 15, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    re: utahute16

    We won't twist your words. We'll bookmark them so that you can eat them later when you're calling for chow's firing.

    re: classless

    If palamo is so unstoppable, why would he be 3rd string on a team that has no returning runningbacks with D1 experience? He'll be non-factor this year.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    RE: Bigmommas
    If the Utes are Washington State's doormat, BYU can't brag about their "strong" schedule. How is BYU going to convince AP voters to hand them a national championship with a doormat schedule? They don't give votes out of pity. The Y depends on the U to have a terrific year.

  • Utes21 Salt Lake City, ut
    July 15, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    @ Classless Ute Fan
    I agree with your post about Palamo, he is bruiser, he can be used like Asiata.

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    July 15, 2011 4:36 a.m.

    sammyg

    Really? If that Red / White game from Spring was any indication of future results I'm guessing maybe 65 yds for the season... if he plays.

    He will play. But if he is playing 3rd string, he might not get many yards on the year. If Palamo went to any other school in Utah, he'd probably be the starter. A player with a combination of his power and speed is neigh unstoppable.

    Jeffy
    Wow, UCLA must have really wanted to get rid of Chow.

    UCLA didn't want to get rid of him, just coach Neuheisel. If Norm is such a bad coach, then why was BYU such a winning team with him as a coach for close to 30 years with him running the offense?

  • Bigmommas-house Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2011 12:31 a.m.

    I love living at bigmommas house. I get to chill with my 40 and watch the trainwreck unfold as the U gets put into its rightful place along side the likes of Washington St., and Colorado.

    Its going to happen...and it will be sweet to watch

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    I'm going to laugh at all you haters when Kyle Whittingham and Norm Chow end up being one of the most deadly combination of coaches in the nation.

    K, now let's hear you people twist my words.

  • Bigmommas-house Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2011 11:31 p.m.

    After next season how much will the Utes have to pay to get rid of him because they will be one of the worst offensive teams in the nation?

    If he couldn't do it with the Titans, and UCLA what makes U think he can be successful in the "mighty" pac 10?

    Have fun being the doormat next to Washington state.

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    July 14, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    BluCoug
    ...Boylen was "The Perfect" fit for utah! ...

    Boylen was as "Perfect" fit as Roger Reid was to Cougars.

  • BluCoug Provo, UT
    July 14, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    Boylen was "The Perfect" fit for utah!

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    July 14, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    $500k well spent. Good luck Norm helping the Utes.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    July 14, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    "Thretton Palamo. Will be playing football so this is moot. But hes a guy who is big enough to play inside, and shifty enough and explosive enough to play outside. But it wont be the Eagles who find this out, it will be the Utah Utes football team."

    Really? If that Red / White game from Spring was any indication of future results I'm guessing maybe 65 yds for the season... if he plays.

    @ Jeffe... funny! LOL

    @ DevilishUtsie... and yet there will be 100 comments on the Reno Mahe story bashing BYU, the sports program, the church, etc.

  • One Nil to the Arsenal! Gilbert, AZ
    July 14, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    @ JEFFE

    Wow, I'm amazed that they have internet in Cedar City. Thanks for your comments, but we'll wait and judge Chow after he's had a few years in our system. His resume speaks for itself. Now, go on out and finish your chores before Pa gets home from Town.

  • --JEFFE-- Cedar City, UT
    July 14, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    $500,000 buyout?

    Wow, UCLA must have really wanted to get rid of Chow.
    After going 7-6 and 4-8 at UCLA, and a passing offense that ranked 116th in the Nation last season.
    I cant imagine Chow had many job offers.

    Luckily Utah is there to pick up the scraps.

    Some things never change.

  • AltaHawkFan Sandy, UT
    July 14, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    hahahaha ... UCLA would rather pay chow to coach for utah than to have him on staff for them. Ouch, that's going to leave a mark.

  • Chris Bryant SLC, UT
    July 14, 2011 3:08 p.m.

    I agree to an extent with the rest of you. I get tired of the endless updates on what Urban Meyer is doing. He last coached seven years ago. For Jim Boylen, its just to let us know that he is getting closer to having a job. Once he actually signs a deal and gets going, we probably won't hear much about him.

    Hey hedge, troll much?

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 14, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    What happened to Boylen's sure thing with the Lakers?

    Chow's no dummy, he's cashing in on the Utes' dollar. $275k for an assistant? And throw in the buyout money. And the fact that the Utes kept their old offensive coordinator on the staff. Sounds like any future increase in revenue went to the coaching staff of the football team!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    July 14, 2011 2:09 p.m.

    I disagree with Chris Bryant

  • DevilishUte Tempe, AZ
    July 14, 2011 1:20 p.m.

    Since he no longer is affiliated with the University, we should not hear about him. Maybe you continue the "where are they now" stories for successful ex-coaches and players, but I don't think DNews should do that with a coach we couldn't wait to get rid of.

    Why is DNews not beginning football previews for Utah and BYU by schedule and position? The season isn't that far away and we get Boylen links????? Head scratcher.

    The major paper in AZ has been previewing the Arizona schools by position for weeks.

  • Chris Bryant SLC, UT
    July 14, 2011 12:59 p.m.

    I disagree with KamUte. I liked Boylen as a guy. I want him to land on his feet and have a successful career. He wasn't the right guy for the job here.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    July 14, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    None of us care about Boylen. Allow us to forget about the mess he brought to our program.

    Time heals all wounds but DN won't let anyone forget.