BYU football: Hawaii's Norm Chow doesn't offer any excuses for team's poor play

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  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:39 p.m.

    Re nunya correct. Re Veracity correct

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 11:46 a.m.

    Well said nunya. Coach Chow did everything he could to keep Mike Wadsworth from transferring from Hawaii to BYU, except treat Mike with respect. Even in Seattle, WA that is considered bitter.

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Sept. 30, 2012 2:04 a.m.

    The problem for Hawaii is their local kids are cherry picked by the rest of the country. Norm is a local boy and hopefully he'll be able to rebuild the program the way June Jones did.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 10:55 p.m.

    Give Norm 3 years of his recruiting, 3 years of implementing his system and he will have a very good team that will rarely lose in Hawaii and do very well on the main land.

  • Rutland vs. Medfield Seattle, Wa
    Sept. 29, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    Nunya - Bitter much? Norm Chow didn't keep him from transferring. He still transferred!

    He just transferred without the official release and blessing of UH and its head coach.

  • nunya sacramento, ca
    Sept. 29, 2012 2:37 p.m.

    i hope chow lose every game from here on out...his pathetic tactics to keep that kid from transferring to BYU shows how classless he is.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    Norm Chow was not treated poorly in Provo, he was just not chosen as head coach. College football can be a hard business and choosing a coach always produces a winner and a loser. His handling of the recent student transfer issue was not to his credit. Nice man, good O-coach? Sure, but no regrets. Move on.

  • runnerguy50 Virginia Beach, Va
    Sept. 29, 2012 11:58 a.m.

    Chow should have been a head coach 15 years ago. Its a shame that he gets the gig at this age at Hawaii.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    Looks like the transfer from Hawai'i made the right move, and Chow isn't taking them anywhere good any time soon. They have big issues to fix.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    Norm was also the offensive coordinator for Utah when they lost to Colorado last year in SLC, costing them the opportunity to play in the inagural PAC 12 championship game. His offense has become very predictible, at least to Cougars as he still tries a draw play on 3rd and 19, etc.

    I have no ill will against him and admit he may have not been treated the best when they passed over him as the new head coach in Provo, but he also stuck it to a player wanting to transfer from Hawaii, saying "Anywhere but BYU was ok." That seems less than honorable to me.

    That all said, I still think my above comment, taken as a friendly suggestion without animosity, is relevant.

  • ubig PAYSON, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    Norm is one of the last reminders of how good BYU was. It was fun to watch a team perform under his offensive design. Coaches, schemes and trends move on so it was Coach Chow's time to move on when he left BYU but a big thanks for what he accomplished while he was here.

    Now, onto Hawaii. A first year for any new program without your own players is a tough road to travel, unless you're a cherry picking coach like Urban Meyer, who continues to go to schools who already had the great talent. Norm will start recruiting his team and Hawaii will be back to a program that will be tough to beat.

    As a father and coach I want to wish the best for the young men who went down during the game. It is always a scary time when you see anybody being carted off the field. Prayers and best wishes to the families.

    Good game and thanks Coach Chow for your years of service to coaching our kids.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 7:15 a.m.

    Norm Chow is a class act. He was treated poorly in Provo and deserves more respect! Good luck Coach Chow!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 6:49 a.m.

    I really enjoyed the outcome of this game, for multiple reasons. 47-0 probably hurts worse than 54-10 feels good doesn't it norm?

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 12:48 a.m.

    Maybe it's time to consider retirement.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Sept. 29, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    I feel sorry for Norm, but his last two trips to Provo have been a disaster. HIs teams gave up about 110 and he has scored zero. It can't be fun for him.

    Sept. 29, 2012 12:04 a.m.

    Norm Chow is a great coach and a very good man. Coach Chow is one of the key reasons BYU is who they are today. When he comes to town (even as the coach of the opposing team) there should be a moment of silence in gratitude.

    I can only say when he left we all lost one of the great offensive coaches of all time. I live in USC country and they still talk about his short stint with the Trojans with serious regret at losing him.

    I know his return to BYU will always be on the side of an opponent but someday I hope that the moment is presented for our good friend Coach Chow to stand at mid field and allow us to give him the thanks he so deserves. If it is me alone the cheer will be as loud as I could give anyone from BYU past.

    It was a tough night for Hawaii but I am sure they will learn, grow and find a new sense of success.

    I wish our old friend Coach Chow and his team the best of luck.