Norm Chow seems to be a good person but he made a bad call. Let it pass and let
him blame anyone else other than himself for such a small minded act. As a
football outsider, the decision was astounding in today's world; trying to
deny a young man's right to determine his own life. In the end, Chow could
have changed the outcome and his venial decision hurt himself and Hawai'i
more that anyone else.
BYU by 30.
Hawaii by 35.
Two times a year missionaries call their family and I bet mom or dad brought
some cute girl to the phone. That's it, nothing wrong with that and nothing
against the NCAA, lol. LaVell Edward must be laghing at Norm Chow
when he said being on the sideline was the worse seat in the world. Good one.
And I am sure Norm is looking foward seeing new challenge with our defense.
Chow isn't hurting BYU by refusing to release Wadsworth; all that he's
doing is using a fine young man as a pawn to vent his own childish pettiness.
Mendenhall, Wadsworth, and his parents have all denied any tampering by BYU
while Wadsworth was in the mission field, yet Hawaii continues to spout their
propaganda without offering even a shred of evidence.Bronco has
taken the high road here and avoided criticizing Hawaii of what is obviously
simple pettiness. Chow may not have made the initial decision to refuse to grant
Wadsworth a release, but Chow had the opportunity to change that decision, but
refused.Unfortunately, Norm is still holding a grudge for not being
offered the head coaching position at BYU.
Aside from the ethics or not, the penalties for getting caught violating NCAA
rules are not worth the risk.
I don't know how BYU would "tamper" with players on missions when
these young men only call their parents 2x a year. It's far more likely
knowing how many times they hear about companions and mission area youth going
to BYU that they start thinking about it more seriously than they did during
high school, when there were far more choices present.I've
never heard anyone give a credible explanation for "tampering".
Pretty strong accusations from Chow and UH officials without any evidence to
support it.I hope BYU pounds them to the ground.
I hope it is a good game.One thought: Wasn't it Norm Chow (not
Hawaii officials) that prevented the transfer to BYU? I always thought that was
the case but at this point it is what it is so on with playing a decent game,
Cougars. Bring us another Victory!