Brad Rock: Utah job is return to roots for ex-Coug Chow

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    Chow hates the Y...who cares. One thing that does bother me though - the guy got alot from Edwards and the players over the years from McMahon , Young, Detmer and on.... and after all that the man turns cold toward the university and the valley. Go figure. I have no problem with Chow coaching anywhere he wants to but don't expect anything but boos when you return to Provo next season Norm. As far as I'm concerned the Y should have let you go years before.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    I'm glad for Norm, he can finish off his career with his alma mater, but I'm glad he left BYU and even happier he's not coming back to BYU. Doman still has to prove himself but I like what I see in Doman.

  • PHealey Holladay, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    I have read all of the articles and comments about Chow coming to Utah and I get a kick out of the Cougar trollers that say Utes hated Chow. I have been watching both schools since I was about 10 (1972) and my wife can attest to the fact I was dumbfounded at the pick of Crowwwwtown over Chow and I said they would regret it. Proud Citty Kats never admit that they made a mistake. Thank goodness you got Bronco, he is a great coach but again, too many think they know more. I hope you fire Bronco next year and we can pick him up at D Coord. which means that you guys really will hate the Utes.
    I am not sure how Chow will do but it is a plus for us. I think he will make all of the difference in next year's offence. See you in Provo for Chow time.

  • utesovertide Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    I've been a Utah fan since 1991 when my dad took me to the Utah/UTEP game as a kid. I've always remembered growing up how much Norm Chow was respected for what he was accomplishing at BYU. So it seems a lot of Utah fans weren't denigrating him as was suggested above. In fact, I remember when he didn't get the job as HC at BYU, most Utah fans I knew were stunned.

    So the way I see it, it was the other way around. BYU fans disliked Chow toward the end of his career there, and ran him out of town. Now that he's coming back to Salt Lake, they can't stand it.

    Lastly, there is still time for a Quarterback who wants to be coached by Chow to change his mind and commit to Utah. Wynn never redshirted and so my guess is if we get a better QB who is ready to play this year, Wynn will take a redshirt. And Chow will love coaching our awesome running backs that are coming in.

  • olcoyote West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    Wow, talk about beat downs, what about Utah State......UTAH STATE????????? Yes Utah State. Humiliation that cost the defensive coach and the offensive coaches their jobs. I'll bet that was a long bus ride home that Friday night. And then to rub salt in the wounds, you had a field goal blocked to cement the humniliation, and another long bus ride home that Saturday. But, hey your optimistic now that you have been at rock bottom, now where to go but up.......right.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    I really like how you Utesies 'spin'. When Chow was at BYU you denigrated him like anything else BYU. Today he's your 'man'!

    It won't make any difference. Without a QB what can you expect? Ute football in the PAC-10.2 will be as entertaining as those nationally televised beatdowns you guys are so proud of!


  • Ratman Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 10:11 a.m.

    sammyg & Frozen,

    You're both up a bit early to be trolling articles about your big brothers, aren't you? Nice to hear about your "concern" about our program, though :). Still bitter much over being left behind with the non-AQs?

    One more thing: SCOREBOARD!!!

  • Uman Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    @ sammyg Chow was a Ute before being a Cougar, and Utah's qb bested your sorry excuse for a qb--17-16 as I recall. How are all those PAC rejects working for you?

    @Frozen Chosen what would you know? As your name implies you are frozen in time (30 years ago). The Utes will be fine in the PAC because they have shown the ability to develop players to fill in the holes when needed.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 23, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    "However I am very humored by all of the Ute fan hoopla and the irony of Coach Chow, a former Cougar,"


    So is Kwhitt is a former Kewg as well? Please explain your determination of "what a former Kewgar" is?

    It appears you claim anything that passed through provo as your own...

    Using such logic I guess the Utes should claim Chow, kwhitt. USU should claim Lavel and OSU should claim Bronco....

  • Frozen Chosen Savage, MN
    Jan. 23, 2011 7:37 a.m.

    Chow can be successful when he's got the right personnel to work with. He thrived at USC but was horrible at Tennessee and UCLA.

    I'm guessing his experience with the Utes will be similar to UCLA since they've lost most of their starters from an offense that was absolutely horrible.

    Sorry, Utah, Chow won't be your savior...

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 6:56 a.m.

    I'm happy for Coach Chow if coming back to Utah was his ultimate goal. After living here for almost 15 yrs its home for me as well. I can only imagine after living in California how happy the guy is to come back.

    However I am very humored by all of the Ute fan hoopla and the irony of Coach Chow, a former Cougar, being the Ute OC. The only benefit I see in all of this could be Chow's insights to PAC-10.2 football. Hope that works for you.

    Until you get a QB it won't mean much. A 10-3 cupcake season with national televised beatdowns in the MWC will probably equate to a 6/6 or 7/5 season in the PAC-10.2

    Best of luck, you're going to need it.