Red roundup: Why Norm Chow will make a splash with the Utes

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  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 5:38 p.m.


    This next football season is going to be a very tough one for you. It is alternately going to be a very fun one for me. LOL

  • Chris B's momma Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 17, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    Doman will hand Chow a lesson in modern football. Chow is so yesterday.

  • --JEFFE-- Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 1:16 p.m.


    You can read, and re-read my post above, and you will not see me mention BYU at all. I was not comparing the two teams.

    But if you want a debate, you got it.

    Utah has a very favorable schedule their first year in the PAC. But besides getting dominated by USC. You can expect losses from BYU, Arizona, ASU. With possible losses to UW, Cal, UCLA, and OSU. All are teams with better talent than Utah. More experienced players in skilled positions, and better coaching. The PAC is not the best conference in the country, but top to bottom they are probably the most balanced and competitive. Utah is in for a tough adjustment.

    What makes you think that Utah will do better than 7-5 next season? You have no way to measure yourself against any PAC team. Every decent opponent Utah faced last year resulted in massacres.
    You are returning a QB that you and I and everyone else in the Nation knows is a joke, no RB's, one WR, 3 lineman?


    8-4 is very optimistic and realistic. Maybe even generous considering what Chow has to work with.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 17, 2011 10:29 a.m.


    I'm sure you only focus on what the Utes don't have as opposed to the competition.

    You see, unlike the Non AQ "indy" Kewgars, Utah doesn't need to win ever game to get to the conference championship. Infact the game against the tds is simply a throw away game for the Utes.

    Outside of USC ( who can't compete in the title game) who is Utah going to get dominated by?

    And before you rattle of teams... do a bit of research.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 10:26 a.m.


    Norm has already addressed the Wynn situation and he really down plays it. It just may be the company line but Chow says Wynn will be at every QB meeting and standing next to him during spring ball. Wynn will take down everyting mentally according to Chow and Chow thinks Wynn is a smart guy. In the fall Wynn will put in the physical part.

  • --JEFFE-- Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    Honestly, Norm Chow will be a huge lift for the Utah football program going into the PAC.
    But he will not be successful as long as Jordan Wynn is the starting QB. Chow's past teams have only been successful when anchored by a great QB, McMahon, Young, Detmer, Sarkisian, Palmer, Leinart, and Wynn???? not.
    Wynn wont even be able to practice until fall camp.
    With all the skill positions with very little experience, next year will be a very rough premier season in the PAC.

    I give it 3-4 years before Utah is a contender for the PAC Championship.

    One thing is for sure, you are very fortunate to have Norm Chow on your side.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 8:54 a.m.

    Alabama sang a song called, "Give Me One More Shot". Here are some new lyrics for Norm Chow:

    So give me one more shot I'll give it all I've got
    Let me open my eyes to a new sunrise I pray
    Give me the Utah team I'll learn to scheme and scheme
    Well I'm satisfied just being alive give me one more play

    Well I could complain about UCLA or the recruiting we're doing today
    Go on and on about things that are wrong from Tennessee to L.A.
    Well that's just not my nature to sit around feeling sad
    We're only here for awhile so why not smile hey coaching ain't all that bad

    So give me one more shot I'll give it all I've got
    Let me open my eyes to a new sunrise I pray
    Give me the Utah team I'll learn to scheme and scheme
    Well I'm satisfied just being alive give me one more play

  • Jordan Lynchburg, VA
    Feb. 17, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    How very original of you DC. Oh wait, never mind, you heard that somewhere and decided to say it, too. I could say, "Even in an article about the Utes, BYU fans can't resist commenting. Obsessed much?" It goes both ways my friend.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 16, 2011 9:14 p.m.

    No mention of Doman?

    No... that's impossible.

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Feb. 16, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    Even in an article about the Utes, Ute fans can't resist talking about BYU. Obsess much?
    That, right there, is the little brother syndrome played out to perfection.

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 16, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    Chow was great in his day - but he looks tired.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 16, 2011 6:59 p.m.


    Like the BYU football recruiting class, Doman is not rated.

    On another note, It would be nice if the Dn's would report on the Utes newest player a 6'8 OT out of Cali... reports say he could find playing time NEXT YEAR. Also, rumors are flying that Cullen is academically out ? Any word - Dirk?

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Feb. 16, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    "New coordinators who will have a major impact on the 2011 season" - SI

    With all that tradition I am shocked to see that Doman didn't make the list.