BYU football: Norm Chow leads Warriors to familiar territory

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  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    Norm Chow seems to be a good person but he made a bad call. Let it pass and let him blame anyone else other than himself for such a small minded act. As a football outsider, the decision was astounding in today's world; trying to deny a young man's right to determine his own life. In the end, Chow could have changed the outcome and his venial decision hurt himself and Hawai'i more that anyone else.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    BYU by 30.

  • teleste Austin, TX
    Sept. 27, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    Hawaii by 35.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    Two times a year missionaries call their family and I bet mom or dad brought some cute girl to the phone. That's it, nothing wrong with that and nothing against the NCAA, lol.

    LaVell Edward must be laghing at Norm Chow when he said being on the sideline was the worse seat in the world. Good one. And I am sure Norm is looking foward seeing new challenge with our defense.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    Chow isn't hurting BYU by refusing to release Wadsworth; all that he's doing is using a fine young man as a pawn to vent his own childish pettiness.

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    Sept. 27, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Mendenhall, Wadsworth, and his parents have all denied any tampering by BYU while Wadsworth was in the mission field, yet Hawaii continues to spout their propaganda without offering even a shred of evidence.

    Bronco has taken the high road here and avoided criticizing Hawaii of what is obviously simple pettiness. Chow may not have made the initial decision to refuse to grant Wadsworth a release, but Chow had the opportunity to change that decision, but refused.

    Unfortunately, Norm is still holding a grudge for not being offered the head coaching position at BYU.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Sept. 27, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    Aside from the ethics or not, the penalties for getting caught violating NCAA rules are not worth the risk.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Sept. 27, 2012 3:55 a.m.

    I don't know how BYU would "tamper" with players on missions when these young men only call their parents 2x a year. It's far more likely knowing how many times they hear about companions and mission area youth going to BYU that they start thinking about it more seriously than they did during high school, when there were far more choices present.

    I've never heard anyone give a credible explanation for "tampering".

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 26, 2012 8:51 p.m.

    Pretty strong accusations from Chow and UH officials without any evidence to support it.
    I hope BYU pounds them to the ground.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    I hope it is a good game.

    One thought: Wasn't it Norm Chow (not Hawaii officials) that prevented the transfer to BYU? I always thought that was the case but at this point it is what it is so on with playing a decent game, Cougars.

    Bring us another Victory!