Some folks' DNA are not made for the headman and that's the way it is
no matter how hard you try- reminds me of some dude that was at the Y not too
I have zero sympathy for Hawaii. They are all too eager to make teams play
night games in Hawaii and have a "time advantage" (like starting at
mid-night for the visiting team and playing until 3 am) and they provide plenty
of distractions for the visiting teams so they can get a bigger home field
advantage. And then whenever a team got even a spark of momentum Hawaii would
fake an injury----dozens during a game----to slow things down. The next play
the guy that limped off the field ran back on, full throttle, making even the
announcers shake their heads. It was legal, but not very classy. They can't win a game on the mainland no matter what they do. So they
get what they deserve, in my view. Chow has had enough success in his career he
can live on memory lane and still smile I'm pretty sure. If I were him,
I'd graciously pass the torch to some younger man.
Many good assistants cannot do the top job. This applies to more than just
Things may have been different if he would have succeeded LaVell like a lot of
folks thought he should. The same goes for BYU joining the PAC12 with Utah.
However, different storylines have unfolded for Norm and BYU.
It is very difficult to take ovr a terrible football program at the age of 65.
Hawaii head coaching job is for a young man. I wish Coacg Chow would have gotten
his shot at head coach when he was younger.
It's tough when you're playing the best team in the state.
I agree with the first poster. I have zero sympathy for Hawaii. There late
starts have affected the play of teams that go there to play them.It
is sad that they were delayed because of the LAX shooting but Chow is right,
there are no excuses other than they are just plainly outplayed and overmatched.
Hawaii is just one of those programs where it is hard to win. Once in a while
they'll have a good run, but let's face it. When you live somewhere as
beautiful and awesome as Hawaii, what motivation is there to play an angry,
physical, violent game? Just enjoy the sun, sand, surf, and beautiful women ;).
Isn't this the same guy who refused to allow an athlete to transfer to
BYU??? The kid wanted out and he wouldn't let him go - without exacting a
pound of flesh.I appreciate what he did for BYU while coaching there
for many, many years but I have no sympathy for where he is now.
Hang in there Norm.
WJCoug"Isn't this the same guy who refused to allow an
athlete to transfer to BYU??? The kid wanted out and he wouldn't let him go
- without exacting a pound of flesh.I appreciate what he did for BYU
while coaching there for many, many years but I have no sympathy for where he is
now."Couldn't agree more.
@ Northern:I totally agree with you. It is indeed tough when
playing the best team in the state. USU found out all about that when they
played BYU a few weeks ago and got handily beat. Fortunately for
Hawaii, they don't have to play BYU this year. The last two times
they've played, BYU took them to the woodshed (44-20 in 2011 and 47-0 last
year), after which Norm Chow announced he didn't want to schedule BYU
anymore. It's hard to blame him.
Maybe he should schedule Utah since they cannot win outside of the state. Easy