Utah Utes football: Chow officially accepts Hawaii post

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  • BluCoug Provo, UT
    Dec. 23, 2011 11:22 p.m.

    "Think before typing."

    You forget to add both Edwards and Chow earned their doctorate degree's from BYU.

  • MidMajor4ever Syracuse, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    That's A Good One | 8:06 a.m. Dec. 22, 2011
    Meridian, ID

    "There are plenty of other former BYU players and coaches available to help Kyle Whittingham continue to build the Utah program"

    FYI, Norm Chow played for the University of Utah. Lavell Edwards played for Utah State University and got his masters degree at the University of Utah.

    The U of U and USU contributed the two most influential coaches in byu football history. Think before typing.

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    Wouldn't it be fun to see Coach Chow get Jake Heaps and turn him into the player the BYU coaches and fans thought he would be?
    Congrats to Coach Chow. He will be an awesome coach! I am so glad he finally gets the chance.

  • That's A Good One Meridian, ID
    Dec. 22, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    Long time BYU fan from Boise here and a friend to Norm's close relatives in Idaho. I was always disappointed when he got the shaft from BYU, and even sadder to see him wear Ute red this season but have always remained a fan of his and silently pulled for any team he's coached to be successful. So, I'm very happy to see him get the Hawaii job. There are plenty of other former BYU players and coaches available to help Kyle Whittingham continue to build the Utah program as it moves forward in the PAC-12.

    Congrats Norm. I'll pull for the Warriors to be successful now too!

  • tcom2011 Fort Worth, TX
    Dec. 21, 2011 10:30 p.m.

    Best of luck to you Coach chow! Thanks for all of the great memories at both the Y and the U! We will be cheering for you on the Islands, except against the Cougs.

  • dcbriscoejr Kapolei, HI
    Dec. 21, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    Lots of interesting detail in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that's missing in the Deseret News report: Chow was born in Hawaii, got passed over for head coaching the job 16 years ago for one of the least successful coaches in Hawaii football history, and his salary doubles to $550,000 in Hawaii on a five-year contract, but it'll be half the $1.1 million annually his predecessor got on a losing record. The Star-Advertiser says Chow becomes the first Asian-American head coach of a major U.S. college program. He also becomes an inspiration for all us post-retirees in the islands ... if he can turn around the program. Chow graduated from the same Hawaii private school as Barack Obama. He'll get a big Aloha in the islands, where UH football is the Big Kahuna.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    B C | 5:46 p.m. Dec. 21, 2011
    Park City, UT
    After Utah's season ending meltdown against one of the worst teams in the country, Chow could see that there was no future for him on the hill with the kind of QB talent he was given to work with at the U.

    Nice try. Pathetic.

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    Dec. 21, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    The Hawaii fans wanted this hire long ago after Fred von Appen was fired in the 90s. However, the Rainbows, now Warriors, hired June Jones instead, which was also a great hire. Glad to see the Hawaii fans finally got their guy.

  • Disgruntled Nephi, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Hate to diss coach Chow, but look at his last four years as an offensive coordinator: 2008 @ UCLA 10th in total offense in the PAC 10. 2009 & 2010 8th in total offense in the PAC 10. 2011 last in total offense in the PAC 12. Not too impressive. Coach Chow, like all coaches has been successful when he has great players to work with.

  • B C Park City, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 8:29 p.m.


    Don't forget it was Utah's PAC 12 player of the week that saved Utah at WSU the week before who missed those three FGs. Utah was lucky it didn't lose back-to-back games against two of the worst teams in the PAC 12.

    There was no future for Chow at Utah.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    @Alpha Chicken

    Actually, 54-10 will be Heaps legacy. Chow had very little to do with that.

  • Ticky Burden salt lake city, ut
    Dec. 21, 2011 8:00 p.m.

    Ciao .

  • kokua KAYSVILLE, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    IMUA Brutha !

  • catram North Las Vegas, NV
    Dec. 21, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    I believe he is a very honorable, good man. I do believe also he is waaaay past his prime. BYU 59, UCLA 0. Don't even bring up the 54-10 fiasco, that had nothing to do with Chow or utah's offense. I wish him well, but I'm not optimistic for the future of Hawaii football under him.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Dec. 21, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    Congratulations Coach Chow. I would have loved to see you stay at the U, but I can't blame you for taking this promotion to a Head Coaching job. Hawai'i just hired a great one. Thanks for sticking around until after the Sun Bowl. Utah needs you.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Dec. 21, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    It never ceases to amaze me that no matter what is posted, there has be a Utah and a BYU fan coming up with something negative to say about the other. Why can't people just say what needs to be said about the good things someone has done. Coach Chow was a great coach, I thought he deserved the head coaching job at BYU when Edwards retired, it didn't happen and life moves on. He is a great offensive coordinator no matter what anyone on either side has to say. I hope he does great at Hawaii except when he plays BYU. Good luck Coach Chow.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    @ B C
    Don't make this into something bad. Three missed field goals didn't help that game , but the 54-10 beat down at RES was a sight to behold. He sure helped out Hays in the final 5 games with having no turnovers.
    Good Luck Coach. Loved having you here !

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Good luck coach chow! I hope to see a dominate Hawaii team in the near future. Can't wait to see what you bring to the Hawaii program!

    Go Warriors!

  • Mick Murray, Utah
    Dec. 21, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Good luck to coach Chow.

    Hey Utes, I heard that Gary Crowton is looking for a job.

  • B C Park City, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    After Utah's season ending meltdown against one of the worst teams in the country, Chow could see that there was no future for him on the hill with the kind of QB talent he was given to work with at the U.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    Best of luck, Coach Chow! This is a win-win for you and the Rainbow Warriors! Mahalo!

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    Dec. 21, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    Congratulations on your new opportunity, Coach Chow. You have certainly earned it.

    Thank you for what you did for the Utes this year. I wish you were staying with us longer, but I hope things go well for you in the Islands.

    Dec. 21, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    Best Wishes for Norm Chow to succeed - again.

    I got tired of BYU fans trashing Norm Chow when he was at BYU. One said over and over again that "Norm Chow is over the hill" and BYU needs to replace him.
    Kyle Whittingham is obviously better at selecting assistants than are the BYU fans.

  • Alpha Chicken Orem, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    Sorry to hear he is leaving the U, but cant say I blame him. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to go home. Doesn't hurt that home is Hawaii either. Hmmm, mybe I'll go too! 54-10 was his legacy as a coach at the U I guess.

  • rfrmac Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    I wish Coach Chow the best. Glad he is staying through the bowl. Have always thought he would not be at Utah long. Now, who do we get to replace Coach Chow? We may have one on staff already. How is this going to effect recruiting?

  • Dand_Ute WEST JORDAN, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    Good luck Coach Chow!

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    Did he accept the invitation to go live in Hawaii while he was standing in that blizzard shown in the picture? Hmmm...I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

  • Over the Top Rigby, ID
    Dec. 21, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    Happy to hear that Coach Chow will be staying with the Utes through their bowl game and grateful that he helped build the BYU program. Good luck to him at Hawaii!