Pistol-packin' Norm Chow out of ammo at UCLA?

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  • wayne Rosamond, CA
    Nov. 27, 2010 8:53 a.m.

    its all about the players. not the coaches. coaches recruit, set the tone and teach but the players must execute. come game time the players must put into action the plans that the coaches put in place. yes the coaches make adjustments but the player must be able to make the adjustments. Neuheisel has never been a good recruiter. you can't be successful if you can't get the players. there is not enough, nor the right type of talent at UCLA right now.

    you do not change what you do mid season. it doesn't work. BYU was terrible offensively at the beginning of the year. but the coaches were successful in teaching a your inexperienced team into being a good offensive team. Neuheisel doesn't have the ability to teach the game that is why he has been largely unsuccessful at Colorado, Wahington and UCLA. I do not expect anything to change.

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 11:34 p.m.

    SportzFan | 10:18 p.m. Nov. 26, 2010
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Bronco should take responsibility for the turn around this year because that is exactly how it happened.

  • FlyingUte Murray, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 11:30 p.m.

    Chow comes with a price. about $500,000. I think he still would like to be a HC but not just anywhere. OC at Utah? I don't see it. I don't see about $350,000 of it. ASU might just be looking for a new direction at the end of the season.

  • SportzFan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 10:18 p.m.

    yarrlydarb | 7:42 a.m. Nov. 26, 2010
    Ogden, UT
    Utah loses a game they should have won, Kyle places the blame on himself, nobody else.

    The same is true of Bronco. There we have two fine coaches who know where the buck stops.

    I suggest you go back through recent articles. Bronco has had no problem taking credit for the turnaround, but hasn't said a syllable accepting responsibility for the bad start.

    He's talked about "entitled" players, about "how hard the coaches have worked," and "Oh, yeah, the players, too." He's talked about how much the players have learned.

    Frankly, I've been shocked with Bronco's complete inability to shoulder the responsibility.

  • cactusflats American Fork, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    I would love to see Chow come back to Utah, for either BYU or Utah. I can't for the life of me figure out how Neuheisel keeps convincing AD's to hire him as the head coach of a major college program. He must be incredible in front of a crowd of boosters or in the office of an administrator.

  • Seattleview Federal Way, WA
    Nov. 26, 2010 9:00 p.m.

    The current Utah spread offense is what has propelled them to the success they have enjoyed. Do Utah fans really want to dump that in favor of a traditional Chow offense? I don think so.

    How about copying Boise State offense? Maybe its just the players and not necessarily the plays.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Nov. 26, 2010 5:25 p.m.

    I'm smelling a Utah OC upgrade!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 5:23 p.m.

    Coach Chow -- come back to your roots -- the U. is calling! Just think - you come back home to your school -- you wear your colors -- you get to play USC and UCLA every year. What a great match. We welcome you with open arms.

    Coach Whit, make it happen!

  • Wally West Port of Spain, T & T
    Nov. 26, 2010 2:03 p.m.

    Last I heard, the board of regents (?) needed to vote on getting a Norm an extension.

    Neuheisel is the weak link @ UCLA. He's like a less patient and less talented version of Spurrier.

    I am perfectly happy w/ the Utes OC. With 2 obvious exceptions, the offense could almost match Oregon is giving the scoreboard operator carpal tunnel.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 26, 2010 1:05 p.m.

    As long as you gave him the reins, Chow would flourish at BYU or Utah. I don't think he would come back to BYU, however. I think their were some hurt feelings at his last departure from the Y. With Utah going into the PAC, he would be a really good fit there, and I'll bet he'll be available by end of this season.

    Neuheisel never has been a very good coach. Either he or Chow or both will get ousted. I don't think Norm is interested in being a HC.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 12:53 p.m.

    Well I'm no Chow fan but I definately agree with him that a qb belongs under center most of the time. I've always considered the shotgun a gimmicky formation that limits the qb's options and also hurts the running game. As a football coach I only want to use it in certain, limited, situations like obvious passing downs or to run a limited number of trick plays. I really don't like it as an every down formation.

    While Chow's play calling is circumspect he can definatley implement an effective offense if left alone to do so. Neuheisel isn't smart enough to leave it to him it seems.

  • Rick Northport, NY
    Nov. 26, 2010 10:31 a.m.

    looks like Norm's comments about Vince Young towards the end of the '07 season were spot on (lazy, etc.). Too bad what he said was broadcasted during a Titans/Colts game which cost Chow his job as offensive coordinator of the Titans. Chow saw back then, what Mr. Bud Adams needs to see NOW !!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 10:05 a.m.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Kyle would call Norm to come. Which of course Norm was a alumni to utah.

  • NJ UTE Union, NJ
    Nov. 26, 2010 8:57 a.m.

    I have nothing but respect for Norm Chow, he has earned it. He is a proven winner both in college and the NFL, so why force him to run an offence that isn't his? Sounds like UCLA would be doing him a favor if they fired him, no doubt he would find a job in seconds and be much better off.

  • Jimmy James Bronx, NY
    Nov. 26, 2010 8:23 a.m.

    Norm, you are also welcome to come to Utah as an offensive coordinator. I think we would gladly take you.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 7:42 a.m.

    Neuheisel's the problem at UCLA just like he was at Washington. He's a blamer and always has been. That's another thing he is, a has-been or a never-was.

    When Utah loses a game they should have won, Kyle places the blame on himself, nobody else.

    The same is true of Bronco. There we have two fine coaches who know where the buck stops.

    Sooner or later Neuheisel's going to end up as he always does, i.e., fired.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Nov. 26, 2010 6:20 a.m.

    Neuheisel just hasn't learned yet that Chow needs to be totally in charge of calling the offense. He needs to let go of the reins and quit micro managing. Chow's the master here. Pete Carrol...despite his Ego...even realized that. It's just that when everyone else...especially those in the media realized that it was Chow with the Genius at USC that he felt uncomfortable and cut him loose. Neuheisel is not of the caliber that Carrol or LaVell Edwards of BYU were. It's like bringing in a High School art teacher and having him try to teach Picasso how to paint. Throw out the Pistol and let Chow do his own Magic.

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    Nov. 26, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    Sounds like Neuheisel is the one that needs his job reviewed at the end of the season...or sooner!