Utah Utes football: Norm Chow focused on game, not return to Provo

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  • sportsfanforlife salt lake city, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 8:13 p.m.

    well they sure made the right choice with the guy after lavell didnt they.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    Sept. 16, 2011 5:28 p.m.


    Chow is indeed a great OC, but being a head coach takes a different skill set than does being an assistant coach. The fact that he didn't land a head coaching position at another school after leaving BYU shows that BYU made the right call not offering Norm BYU's head coaching position.

  • utefan56 st george, utah
    Sept. 16, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    I think BYU fans should do the right thing and give Norm a Standing ovation when the Utes take the field...lol

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    Why are Y fans so confident in a win? Doman is horrible to this point, and will be going up against a very stingy defense. The Utes D is way better than Texas and especially OlMiss. I would much rather have Chow calling plays than "sweating bullets on the sideline" Doman. You can tell he is still very nervous and isn't even close to getting a handle on things. It may take a few years. Or Bronko may end up showing him the door.

    Doman, say hello to Blechen and Lacy. Go Utes!!

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    "Chow will be up in the booth for the game, a place he said he likes to be so he can take out the emotions of the crowd and focus on his task at hand with a better view of the field."

    Bronco, please encourage Doman to do the same.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    Ute fans must be excited to see that this one will be broadcast on the WorldWide Leader! You're welcome. Starting next week it will be a long season relegated to KJZZ!!

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    Cougars will easily win this one.

    BYU 28
    Utah 3

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Sept. 16, 2011 1:30 p.m.

    That SOUNDS nice that Norm Chow is at peace with leaving BYU but come on. After coaching there for almost 30 years, he claims he has ZERO feelings for coaching there?

    I don't buy it.

    Don't get me wrong, I like Norm Chow, and personally, I think he should have been offered the head coaching job. But I think he's just trying to downplay his feelings for BYU. I'm not saying he doesn't want to beat the tar out of us tomorrow but to say he has no fond feelings or sweet memories of being involved with BYU for almost 30 years is just silly.


  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Sept. 16, 2011 12:28 p.m.


    Chow's last performance at LES

    BYU 59
    UCLA 0

    in a game that wasn't as close as the final score would suggest

    Chow's current team is much more like the 2008 UCLA team than it is the 2004 USC team.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Sept. 16, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    The BYU D will come up big. I can see the possibility of a goose egg in the end.

    BYU 31
    utah 0

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    Re: scenic view

    Or takes back his Jordan Wynn/Ty Detmer comparison comments.

  • Pac12Proud SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:43 a.m.

    Chow is a first class coach and human being. He clearly enjoys the game and the kids with whom he associates.

    scenic view | 11:01 a.m. Sept. 16, 2011 - Utah fans would love to see a Chow repeat performance, too...from 2004 when he was with USC!!

    Go Utes...Go Pac-12!!!!!

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    El Chango Supremo

    "Norm Chow is quite significant to the history of BYU football. I think the school should honor him in some way."

    Maybe when he retires.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    I'm just glad we've got Norm Chow on our side of the field. He certainly beat us often enough when he was on the other side.

  • El Chango Supremo Rexburg, ID
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Norm Chow is quite significant to the history of BYU football. I think the school should honor him in some way.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    BYU article would be titled, "Brandon Doman focused on conservative play calls"
    Open it up Doman, you have nothing to lose!

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    I'm sure BYU fans feel the same way, focused on the game, not on return to Provo. Grateful for Chow's contribution to BYU's legacy, but no feelings of nostaligia for his return.

    For Utah fans, Chow's return to LES might be new, but for BYU fans, this is just a repeat of the same coach/different team from a couple years ago when Norm visited LES with UCLA.

    BYU fans would love to see a repeat of that game tomorrow.