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Published: Thursday, July 14 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

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.

Chris Bryant

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.

Tempe, AZ

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.

Ann Arbor, MI

I disagree with Chris Bryant

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

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!

Chris Bryant

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?

Sandy, UT

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.

Cedar City, UT

$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.

One Nil to the Arsenal!
Gilbert, AZ


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.

Springville, UT

"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.

Lehi, UT

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

Provo, UT

Boylen was "The Perfect" fit for utah!

Utesville, CA

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

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

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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

Classless Ute Fan
Magna, UT


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.

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?

Salt Lake City, ut

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

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Sandy, UT

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.

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