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UH coach Norm Chow interested in talking to Penn State players

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 09:04 a.m. HST, Jul 23, 2012

With Penn State players free to transfer to other schools as part of today's NCAA-levied penalties, Hawaii football coach Norm Chow said, "we're obviously going to look into (the situation)."

Returning Nittany Lion players and incoming recruits may transfer to other schools immediately and the transfer might not count against current scholarship limits at their new schools, the NCAA said. Under a special NCAA dispensation, players would not be required to sit out a season before becoming eligible as is usually the case.

While UH may not directly contact Penn State players about transferring, Chow said, "We're very aware of it (the situation). We'll check it out."

Schools are permitted to notify Penn State coaches and officials that they would be willing to talk to players who have an interest in leaving.

The NCAA is also waiving the requirement that players must receive permission from their current school to talk to other schools.

Moreover, the NCAA announced it is "considering waiving scholarship limits for programs to which these football student-athletes transfer, provided they reduce proportionately in the next year. For example, the limit is 25 new scholarships per year to a total of 85 scholarships. If the limits are waived in 2012-13 to accommodate one Penn State student-athlete who wishes to transfer to a particular school already at the limits, in 2013-14 the school will be limited to 24 new scholarships and 84 total scholarships."

Chow is en route to Las Vegas where he will speak at the Mountain West Conference football preview.

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BO0o07 wrote:
Is that correct that UH would lose one scholarship in 2013-2014 (total scholarships of 85 down to 84) if they took one Penn St player? ("For example, the limit is 25 new scholarships per year to a total of 85 scholarships. If the limits are waived in 2012-13 to accommodate one Penn State student-athlete who wishes to transfer to a particular school already at the limits, in 2013-14 the school will be limited to 24 new scholarships and 84 total scholarships.")
on July 23,2012 | 09:24AM
allie wrote:
These athletes are just traveling athletes. They have no academic interest apparently. Sad that things have come to this.
on July 23,2012 | 11:38AM
nippy68 wrote:
that is totally the truth. h.s. recruits will go to the school that fits his needs to get to the next level.
on July 23,2012 | 07:17PM
PinkSushi wrote:
actually, you are wrong. Making positive name recognition in the community by playing big-time sports at UH will do way more for a person's career than a little piece of paper can ever do. Earning a degree will not guarantee anyone anything. Look at all the former UH football players now making the big bucks working as firemen, policemen, stevedores, Halawa prison guard..... Stariting for UH football got them those good paying jobs. Good for them! And Kamehameha football stars of the 70's back when they wuz dominating state football every year.
on July 24,2012 | 01:45AM
Descartes22 wrote:
Glad Chow is proactive. The prior regime could not evaluate talent or recruit. Scholarships were squandered on non-D-1 athletes. Consequently, Chow has been saddled with mediocre talent. Transfers like Graham at QB, Sia at O-line, and a few of the JC recruits are nice additions. So go hard after the Nittany Lion players to the extent permitted by the rules.
on July 23,2012 | 09:47AM
Reade1 wrote:
You ere absolutely 100% correct...Go Chow we are with you. Go get'um!!!
on July 23,2012 | 10:23AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
The trick will be to get the fair weather UH fan to say that when things get tough.
on July 23,2012 | 02:24PM
Reade1 wrote:
on July 23,2012 | 06:38PM
LadyNinja wrote:
IMO good move. UH's dirction under Chow could drive the Bows to higher success with any addition of talented players. UH spent a fortune to revamp the football team, so now let them put their money where their mouths are. I believe the dismissal of Jim Donovan is like a curse to the overall success of any UH sport. Donovan headed the UH to bigger and better things and now with the stupid "error" they dismiss him.
on July 23,2012 | 10:11AM
kainalu wrote:
Chow needs all the help he can get. Hawaii fans are going to turn on him if he doesn't produce quickly and often. Opening at USC, it seems unlikely.
on July 23,2012 | 10:27AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Realistically, I'm not expecting much in the 1st season but things should pickup thereafter.
on July 23,2012 | 10:35AM
kainalu wrote:
Many Warrior fans are not realistic. They want to go to the Sugar Bowl, and they want to go now! Otherwise, I agree. Lower the expectations for this season, or be seriously disappointed. Its my perception however, the Hawaii fans don't have that kind of patience.
on July 23,2012 | 10:40AM
bobbob wrote:
We went from a 0-12/13 season under von appen to a winning season under JJ. A quality coach can quickly prove themselves. At the very least, one would hope that we'd see a 6-6 season this year, although this year's schedule looks tougher than in past years.
on July 23,2012 | 11:14AM
slink wrote:
That 0-12 team had amazing talent, though. JJ just made them believe in themselves. Remember Jeff Ulbrich? He was pa of that team. Coach Chow doesn't have that kind of talent, yet. I'm keeping my season tickets and will root for UH no matter what!
on July 23,2012 | 10:20PM
Anonymous wrote:
The opening game at USC was scheduled long ago and is great for the program - just as when we got swamped at the swamp. We should aspire to play the best. Such scheduling enhances interest in the program and provides big time experience for the athletes. I think everyone has low expectations this year but that is due to the dearth of quality players inflicted by a few years of subpar evaluation of talent and recruiting efforts. Those in the know will have more patience than the gnat-like attention span types. I think we will see a fair amount of quality transfers and other talented players soon moving to the Pacific. However, this year will be a tough one. I see things turned around in the third year of the Chow reign.
on July 23,2012 | 11:36AM
Descartes22 wrote:
Anonymous? Those were my thoughts. I was thinking. Therefore, I am.
on July 23,2012 | 11:38AM
allie wrote:
we are in a very weak and unimportant league. We are going to the aloha bowl or something..not a real bowl
on July 23,2012 | 11:40AM
false wrote:
False2: There is a bowl in a small room, please get in and flush. Don't forget to put the seat down.
on July 23,2012 | 12:32PM
allie wrote:
We don't care about public entertainment. UH is an academic institution doing important job for this state.
on July 23,2012 | 11:39AM
BO0o07 wrote:
Don't use "We", it is YOU and "I don't care about public entertainment."
on July 23,2012 | 03:03PM
waverider808 wrote:
allie the troll has a deep seated hatred for everything UH related. she has been trolling for many years but first noticed her hatred during the fiasco with teacher furloughs and such....she is just a troll and should be ignored...
on July 23,2012 | 03:10PM
kahu808 wrote:
on July 23,2012 | 06:16PM
daniwitz13 wrote:
NO, NO, NO. Chow should NOT accept any player from Penn State, since the whole College was sanctioned, everyone is responsible and complicit to the molesting of Children. Never mind that they knew nothing about it, just being at that school is enough to implicate them. Why reward them? Take away all their wins and trophies. They never played with a clean heart cause Sandusky was molesting Children as they played. Never mind that they had no hand in it, they are all connected, right? This of course is insane as the officials of NCAA. They should fine and sanction NCAA because Penn State was under THEIR jurisdiction. Everyone connected, no matter how remotely associated should be sanctioned, even themselves. Pity.
on July 23,2012 | 10:40AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Wow are you taking sarcasm to a whole new level or are you serious?
on July 23,2012 | 11:01AM
paintslinger wrote:
'Never mind they knew nothing about it....?" What kind of show you putting on here? I say Chow should take any Penn State player who wants to come and play!
on July 23,2012 | 11:09AM
bobbob wrote:
child molesters would fit right in with UH's football program. We're famous for reforming convicts
on July 23,2012 | 02:50PM
Do_you_know_SHATA wrote:
I'm surprise that transfer from North Dakota, (what's her/his or its name again?) haven't given its opinion yet....lol
on July 23,2012 | 11:16AM
allie wrote:
on July 23,2012 | 11:41AM
elvisdiddy808 wrote:
If we can't get any players, at least look at trying to schedule them to play us here in Hawaii. Easy sell with all their sanctions.
on July 23,2012 | 01:05PM
gobows wrote:
can we get a punter?
on July 23,2012 | 02:09PM
bobbob wrote:
and a field goal kicker
on July 23,2012 | 02:50PM
casper400 wrote:
Chow needs a better academic institution. Everyone seems to forget young men and women who have the talent to play college athletics also want a first classs academic experience and a nice facility and nice campus . This is where UH falters the most with recruits. There is a direct connection for athletes that nobody seems to recognize at UH . Its the academic side that needs to pick up the pace ........
on July 23,2012 | 02:11PM
BO0o07 wrote:
Ditto!!! That the reason not all but many of our local 3 and 4 star plus athletes decide to play on the mainland. Fortunately for UH some of them become homesick and decide to return home to play for UH.
on July 23,2012 | 03:15PM
onemorebeer wrote:
...talk to the ones that dont drink...LOL. nah, seriously, there must be some good players that wanna transfer and if we can get a couple of them it would be great. even second string Penn State can probably start on a Moutain West team.
on July 23,2012 | 03:18PM
wobegone wrote:
Ever party with those Penn State players. dozen pony kegs in one night--and a battalion of young women hooting and singing! Who cares about academics, bring on the kegs.
on July 23,2012 | 09:38PM
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