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Chow negotiations ongoing to be next UH football coach

By Ferd Lewis

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LAST UPDATED: 12:03 a.m. HST, Dec 21, 2011

Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow gestures during an NCAA college football practice Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Utah is scheduled to face Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick)  DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT

University of Hawaii lawyers are continuing to negotiate a contract that would make Norm Chow the first Asian-American head coach of a major college football program.

Members of the UH general counsel's office have been conferring with attorneys from Yee & Dubin Sports, the Los Angeles-based agents for Chow, for several hours today, according to someone familiar with the negotiations but not authorized to speak on behalf of either party until an agreement has been concluded.

The Hawaii-born Chow is of Chinese, Hawaiian and Portuguese descent.

Word that Chow has been offered the UH job spread excitement through his family for reasons beyond a Hawaii homecoming. Reportedly some members of the family broke into tears.

"I think what it is is that it would be beyond my dad (for importance)," said Maile Chow, an English teacher at Mid Pacific Institute. "'He would be the first Asian-American to ever be a head football coach in the NCAA" at a major school. "That's beyond our family, beyond my dad as a person. It is a representative of a lot of other things and so I think that is why the rest of us also feel that way."

Monday night the UH administration authorized athletic director Jim Donovan to begin negotiations with Chow to fill the vacancy left by the Dec. 5 resignation of Greg McMackin.

UH is reportedly prepared to pay Chow $600,000-$800,000 a year for up to five years, the Star-Advertiser has been told. McMackin was paid $1.15 million a season.

A person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak for either party said "the salary for (Chow) won't be the hold up. Talks are more about what the assistant (coaches) will get. He's focused on trying to put together a staff."

Friends said the 65-year-old Chow wants to finish his coaching career here. He is a native of Palolo and a Punahou School graduate.

Chow currently receives $275,000 as Utah's offensive coordinator, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Chow reportedly received a $1.2 million buyout from the Tennessee Titans, where he was offensive coordinator through 2007, and $500,000 from UCLA last year.

Chow has spent 38 years in college coaching at Brigham Young, North Carolina State, USC, UCLA and Utah but this will be his first head coaching job. He has coached three Heisman Trophy winners and been part of national championship teams at BYU and USC.

Chow did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

A press conference to announce the hiring could be held Thursday, depending on negotiations and Chow's travel availability.

Chow beat out four other candidates. They were University of Texas assistant Duane Akina, Baylor associate coach Brian Norwood, Oregon State assistant Mark Banker and Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.






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RKC808 wrote:
Of all the candidates, he is the best choice. I think he deserves a shot at being a D1 head coach. I think he will be a good recruiter too.
on December 20,2011 | 08:55AM
puamamane wrote:
Good. Chow is Da Man. Meanwhile, for the inevitable grumblers who will inevitably point at UCLA & Utah, no one except Neuheisel blamed Chow for Prince's inability to stay healthy & thus fulfill UCLA's offensive promise. Likewise starting QB Jordan Wynn and other offensive starters who went down at Utah, prompting close observers to characerize Chow's first (and heavily improvised) Ute season as "one of his better coaching performances" [ http://bit.ly/v91bSD ].
on December 20,2011 | 08:56AM
HoldEverything wrote:
good choice
on December 20,2011 | 08:56AM
puamamane wrote:
Good. Chow is Da Man. Meanwhile, for the inevitable grumblers who will inevitably point at UCLA & Utah, no one except Neuheisel blamed Chow for Prince's inability to stay healthy & thus fulfill UCLA's offensive promise. Likewise starting QB Jordan Wynn and other offensive starters who went down at Utah, prompting close observers to characerize Chow's first (and heavily improvised) Ute season as "one of his better coaching performances" [ http://bit.ly/v91bSD ].
on December 20,2011 | 08:57AM
Wazdat wrote:
WOW great news. This should EXCITE the FAN BASE... Now I wonder what it will take $$$$ to make him cocah here.
on December 20,2011 | 08:57AM
Hauolie wrote:
Where is the ship headed........Hope he brings on young blood assistants
on December 20,2011 | 08:58AM
Niele1 wrote:
THIS IS THE BEST NEWS OUT OF UH ATHLETICS IN A LONG LONG TIME!!!! GOOD LUCK COACH CHOW. LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCH UH FILL THE AIR WITH FOOTBALLS AND BRING THE WINNING TRADITION BACK. KEEP THE LOCAL TALENT IN THE ISLANDS.
on December 20,2011 | 08:58AM
kailua000 wrote:
the way he recruited for UCLA and Utah, he did keep the local recruits in the islands. He never did squat for the local players. I hope that was a geographical error and will keep the best of the best in hawaii.
on December 20,2011 | 02:40PM
rylen wrote:
=)
on December 20,2011 | 09:00AM
apmontoya wrote:
Alright! Looking forward to next season even more! Go Hawaii!
on December 20,2011 | 09:05AM
hunebasami wrote:
Please take my tickets. i PAY OVER $7,000. year for my 12 tickets. Where do I send the bill?
on December 20,2011 | 04:46PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
Why do you have 12 tickets? I don't believe you have ANY tickets.
on December 20,2011 | 10:52PM
akuman808 wrote:
Finally, the right choice at the right time. Best of luck coach Chow and welcome home!!!
on December 20,2011 | 09:06AM
nigelUV001 wrote:
Yah baby. It's "CHOW" fun time, at UH. Sorry , I could not resist.
on December 20,2011 | 09:06AM
kailuabred wrote:
Good one, brah!
on December 20,2011 | 10:22AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Now the interesting part...what kind of pay and contract will he be offered?
on December 20,2011 | 09:06AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yes. They should have done that after June Jones left.
on December 20,2011 | 09:11AM
McGarret wrote:
Couldn't agree more. I'm glad he's finally getting a shot at a head coaching position and that it's at UH. Go Warriors!
on December 20,2011 | 09:20AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
I think Norm Chow was a wise choice as far as a UH head coach. He has a lot of experience and is our best hope of recruiting highly recruited players. We may be able to keep more local football players here. My only concern is that it may come with a very high price tag due to his pedigree. UH now needs to negotiate wisely in order that we don't repeat the whole McMackin saga. That was a very costly one that we should learn from. Although the booster club will probably pay for part of his salary it should reflect the state's financial situation and incentives should be put in place that are realistic in terms of our ability to pay them. The new head coach will probably and should bring in his own assistants. I do hope that he retains Cal Lee as an assistant as he certainly is deserving of that position. He also brings much experience to the table as a defensive coach. With Norm Chow building the offense and Cal Lee building the defense we can look forward to a more formidable Warriors football team.
on December 20,2011 | 09:13AM
capt_comment wrote:
Just for your info, he doesn't exactly have a great rep as a recruiter...
on December 20,2011 | 10:10AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
That's true but he was not the head coach so he did not call the shots when it came to recruiting. What I was referring to is the fact that top high school quarterbacks may consider UH more now that Norm Chow will be the coach. According to Wikipedia: During his time as an assistant football coach, Chow has helped coach 8 of the top 14 career passing-efficiency leaders and 13 quarterbacks who rank among the top 30 in NCAA history for single-season passing yardage. The list of players he coached includes Jim McMahon, Steve Young, and Philip Rivers, as well as Heisman Trophy winners Ty Detmer, Carson Palmer, and Matt Leinart. Now how many quarterbacks would love to play for him knowing that he helped to develop some of the best in the NFL?
on December 20,2011 | 12:28PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
I guess you don't realize that at most schools, it is the assistant coaches that are the active, front-line / point men for recruiting. The Head Coach may come in towards the end or may come to "seal the deal" or maybe influence a recruit to sign. Some Head Coaches have "built-in" cachet where recruits might want to play for them, such as Urban Meyer or Nick Saban. Norm Chow does not have that same charisma or magnetism. We'll have to see who his assistants are.
on December 20,2011 | 02:49PM
ethan wrote:
Your correct. However, Norm Chow is one of the masters of the pro style 3,5,7 step drop back passer. That's why he's coached so many first round quarterbacks. That, alone, will attract offensive players. NORRRRM!!!
on December 20,2011 | 04:22PM
hunebasami wrote:
For what pro team was he a master of?
on December 20,2011 | 04:59PM
ethan wrote:
None. However, the college qb's he's coached include, Steve McNair (NFL), Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers, Matt Leinart, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Ty Detmer, Marc Wilson, Gifford Nielsen, Robbie Bosco, and tight end Todd Christensen. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Hopefully, I'm right.
on December 20,2011 | 06:11PM
hunebasami wrote:
So right......
on December 20,2011 | 04:58PM
ethan wrote:
Norm Chow has the personality of stale toast, HOWEVER! I totally agree with you about Norman Chow's personality, but the guy knows how to score. He knows how to build an offense. Rick Neuheisal did not let him be creative. Rick is a controller, I was living in Seattle when he was coach at "UW". GO DAWGS!!!
on December 20,2011 | 05:07PM
hunebasami wrote:
You tell me. We will find out in the next 3 months. Remenber what you wrotef no top quarterback come then what.
on December 20,2011 | 04:57PM
ethan wrote:
It's going to take time. Mr. Chow is going to change Hawaii to a pro style. Hawaii has a lot of high school players that are pro potential players that go to the mainland now for college. I think he can keep these players here. Hawaii has running backs in high school now (Farrington and Kahuku) that can establish a run game to open up the pass. I don't see a qb in Hawaii now that can run a pro style offense, but who knows. Look at Brian Moniz. You are right Hunebasami, time will tell.
on December 20,2011 | 06:32PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
So we're going to go from being a Top 3 passing team (they were the TOP passing team last year) to maybe a top 20 passing team? We're going to go backwards and you're happy about that?
on December 20,2011 | 10:57PM
hunebasami wrote:
What has he done in the last 10 years. Why do you think all those teams got rid of him. You think he was that good. Who did he ever recuit in the last 10 years that was good? Don't live in the past but think of the future. Shoji look out you are not from Punahou. What happen to young blood????
on December 20,2011 | 04:53PM
Mulepower wrote:
It's time to Chow down now!
on December 20,2011 | 09:14AM
KAHUNA1 wrote:
Welcome home Coach Chow.
on December 20,2011 | 09:14AM
EyeKea wrote:
Norm Chow is a great choice for the Warriors, hopefully at age 65, he's got a few good years to rebuild the program, with good teacher/coaches that can recruit and groom young talent. He also needs to groom an heir apparent who can carry on his legacy at the University of Hawaii. Now let's hope he and the university can come to terms...reasonable terms.
on December 20,2011 | 09:14AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
65 is nothing. My father was walking on joists (two stories up) building a lanai when he was 68. Chow has a lot of years left.
on December 20,2011 | 10:15AM
Eradication wrote:
My FIL is 80 and can work circles around most of these desk jocks...
on December 20,2011 | 04:58PM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets - Mark Pouvave, Ute guard: "Norm Chow is a genius Hawaii is getting a great coach"
on December 20,2011 | 09:15AM
toomuchpilikia wrote:
It's been a long awaited circle of time to finally get Coach Chow onboard! Now, UH management please don't let this one get away. Keep the soap dishes full and GOOD LUCK!
on December 20,2011 | 09:16AM
islandsun wrote:
Chow has NFL & College experience. Now if Donoman can execute a fair but not overboard contract it would be a change. And lets hope Chow doesnt hire on the same assistants & problems...
on December 20,2011 | 09:17AM
Niki wrote:
Who is Donoman?
on December 20,2011 | 09:35AM
islandsun wrote:
The AD
on December 20,2011 | 12:23PM
Eradication wrote:
The AD's name is Donovan, not Donoman.
on December 20,2011 | 04:59PM
islandsun wrote:
No Kidding!
on December 20,2011 | 05:11PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
Von Appen also had College and NFL experience. So what?
on December 20,2011 | 02:51PM
ethan wrote:
How many first round quarterbacks did Von Appen coach? Again, Norm Chow is one of the masters of the pro style 3,5,7 step pro style offense. Norm will look for a qb that can move the ball. NORRRM!!!
on December 20,2011 | 04:50PM
Eradication wrote:
Coach Chow has quality experience which puts him head and shoulders above Coach(?) VA.
on December 20,2011 | 05:01PM
hunebasami wrote:
So right....
on December 20,2011 | 05:01PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Your logic fails.
on December 20,2011 | 07:01PM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Marc Pouvave, Ute guard: "Norm Chow is a genius Hawaii is getting a great coach"
on December 20,2011 | 09:19AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Marc Pouvave, Ute guard: "Norm Chow is a genius Hawaii is getting a great coach"
on December 20,2011 | 09:19AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
SA......does anybody ever proofread your headlines before you print them? "Norm Chow approved 'at' next UH football coach.
on December 20,2011 | 09:20AM
richw66 wrote:
read it again sufer dude.....
on December 20,2011 | 09:52AM
gsc wrote:
Who cares...
on December 20,2011 | 11:30AM
Eradication wrote:
Surfer dude does...
on December 20,2011 | 05:02PM
Mulepower wrote:
again surfer dude!
on December 20,2011 | 11:47AM
Hondagt wrote:
Since Coach Price, we have not had a local boy take charge of the Bows. If all works out, football, men's and women's basketball will be head coached by locals. Yes, we have local grown talented people who deserve to show what they can do. Hawaii No Ka Oi.
on December 20,2011 | 09:20AM
kashimizu wrote:
How could you forget woman's volleyball with Shoji?
on December 20,2011 | 09:56AM
RKC808 wrote:
Shoji is from California.
on December 20,2011 | 10:09AM
hunebasami wrote:
He is not from Punaho or Hawaii....
on December 20,2011 | 05:07PM
hunebasami wrote:
What are the men and women basketball records? Do we need more of that? Is Saban from Alabama? You must think locals are the best. Good. Larry price was a local from Kalihi who coached UH. Great record. He got fired...
on December 20,2011 | 05:05PM
dcontributor wrote:
Coach Price was NOT fired.
on December 21,2011 | 08:21AM
Coach_8669 wrote:
The women's basketball team is coached by Dana Takahara who is local.
on December 20,2011 | 08:22PM
LRob69 wrote:
Another career assistant....I don't see everyone's fascination with this guy.
on December 20,2011 | 09:21AM
Eradication wrote:
Need to get your specs checked. He's a good hire, hopefully...
on December 20,2011 | 05:03PM
group22 wrote:
So, it I understand the article correctly, it's the "key UH officials" who are ultimately responsible for this hiring. True? If so, who are these "key UH officials"? Please name names. I'm interested to know who are the people accountable for this decision.
on December 20,2011 | 09:23AM
onemorebeer wrote:
A head coach is only as good as his assistants are. Coach Chow seems to be able to score lots of points with his offensive mind set. I hope he has some good defensive assistance. doesnt make sense if you score 50 points but your defense lets up 51 or more. Go get um Coach Chow!
on December 20,2011 | 09:24AM
kapoleitalkstory wrote:
I hope they offer him a lot less than what they were throwing away with McMackin and Jones. Education should be a priority at UH not a game.
on December 20,2011 | 09:24AM
OB1NONO_ME wrote:
A good football team brings in more money than any other single sport, club, campus activity, etc. So let's hope Norm does well so UH can make some money to pay for the other sporting programs that are not sustainable. The majority of the top Universities in the nation have a successful athletic dept. Geev 'em Norm and nevah mind da grinches. And jus' win baby!
on December 20,2011 | 10:17AM
hunebasami wrote:
Pay him like Von Appen who had the same credential.
on December 20,2011 | 05:09PM
markberrystudio wrote:
I like the choice. Ideally, Nick Rolovich would stay and be mentored by Norm Chow as a coach-in-waiting. It will be interesting to see who we end up with as a DC.
on December 20,2011 | 09:27AM
Hwa_Tam wrote:
REALLY? is rolo that good? what about miano...
on December 20,2011 | 01:09PM
poppydog1 wrote:
Clean house. I hope he brings a new staff. The team's performance was a reflection of the whole staff not only Coach Mac.
on December 20,2011 | 02:11PM
hunebasami wrote:
My friend needs a job. He doesn't know about football. Clean house. What about the kids that came here for the coaches that we have now? Forget about all those kids that believed that Hawaii was the right choice. I understand poppydog1. I hope some day you change company and you boss changes.
on December 20,2011 | 05:14PM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports: "Glad Norm finally gets his shot to run a program"
on December 20,2011 | 09:27AM
Niki wrote:
They should have at least interviewed Miano. If he was good enough to be the interim coach, he was good enough to interview. Bad PR move on UH. Having said that, Chow deserved a shot at being head coach.
on December 20,2011 | 09:33AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
No kidding. It wouldn't have cost much...
on December 20,2011 | 10:17AM
OB1NONO_ME wrote:
Miano should sign up asap with the new coach. Norm will need a DC and other defensive positions. No knocking Miano, but Norm Chow has paid his dues and is deserving of this opportunity to come home and make a difference. Jus' win baby!
on December 20,2011 | 10:23AM
johngrif wrote:
Miano should have nothing to do with the defense...did you know that since 2003 our defensive secondary has an average ranking of 85 under Miano. Time to move forward.
on December 20,2011 | 10:33AM
bigpapa wrote:
Totally agree!
on December 20,2011 | 10:59AM
Imua45 wrote:
Not Minao, please. Our secondary defense sucks.
on December 20,2011 | 11:15AM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
It would not have sucked if he had let John Hardy-Tuliau start at CB instead of the very susceptible Tank Hopkins. I think this year alone, Tank gave up at least 7 or 8 TDs. I'm pretty sure he gave iup 5 TDs in 3 consecutive games in the early part of the season. How can you win like that?
on December 20,2011 | 11:14PM
OldDiver wrote:
And what were Chow's offense's rated at during that time period? Why can Chow blame the head coach for the lousy offensive numbers that were put up while he was OC but Miano has to take the blame for a portion of the defense which is dependent on the other parts doing their jobs. Point is both men were never in charge of the whole and should not be held responsible for their portion when the whole was falling apart.
on December 20,2011 | 11:16AM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
I do agree that everybody has to be in synch on the D and the secondary, fair or not, gets a lot of the blame because a missed tackle or play results in a TD.
on December 20,2011 | 11:16PM
islandsun wrote:
I did, and its been painfull all these years. Feel Chow shouldnt be obligated to hire him. But Donoman is a college buddy with Miano and is negotiating the deal. Word on the wire is that one will be retained. If it has to be Miano, make him the video coordinator.
on December 20,2011 | 12:29PM
niimi wrote:
DId you know that last year the UH secondary led the nation in interceptions?
on December 20,2011 | 09:55PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
Mana and Richard were awesome; LD and JB not so much.
on December 20,2011 | 11:18PM
favor1 wrote:
I really think that Chow should bring in all new staff. The defensive coach especially. Hawaii needs a coach who can get some defensive players to the NFL.
on December 20,2011 | 11:33AM
NITRO08 wrote:
WHO CARES ABOUT THE NFL, AS LONG AS HE WINS ON THE COLLEGE LEVEL!
on December 20,2011 | 03:08PM
hunebasami wrote:
Why nobody gave him a HC job in 65 years? We will findout.
on December 20,2011 | 05:17PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
I agree only with your last sentence: Just win, baby! Miano may dearly want to sign up but what makes you think he'd want Miano? I would think he'd ask Akina to come as a DC. Akina should take it because he'll probably get fired soon in light of the putrid performance of his D (at Texas with Texas talent) the last 2 years.
on December 20,2011 | 11:11PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
It's about time we forgave him for all our losses to BYU!
on December 20,2011 | 09:35AM
localtodamax808 wrote:
Seems like the natural choice to select Coach Chow. I guess this would mean the end to the run-n-shoot offense...since Coach Chow runs more a West Coast style offense. I hope Coach Miano stays. Go Warriors...looking forward to next season.
on December 20,2011 | 09:35AM
hunebasami wrote:
Love what Miano does with the local kids with Sprrd and Quickness. My grandson has improved himself. Made his father proud.
on December 20,2011 | 05:21PM
misterfudge wrote:
Hope Norm is able to recruit the linemen necessary to run his offense. We went to the spread and run n shoot because we couldn't get the taller guys.
on December 20,2011 | 09:35AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Sirius XM College Sports: "Outstanding hire for the Warriors!"
on December 20,2011 | 09:35AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Sirius XM College Sports: "Outstanding hire for the Warriors!"
on December 20,2011 | 09:36AM
KommonSense wrote:
Although Miano was the sentimental favorite, they ended up getting this right with Chow. He is the most qualified and if you think Miano wa "deserving", there's no one more deserving than Chow. I believe he was the National Assistant Coach of the Year 3 times! Go Warriors!!!
on December 20,2011 | 09:44AM
hunebasami wrote:
What has he done for Hawaii in 65 years?
on December 20,2011 | 05:23PM
capt_comment wrote:
Ugh. Punahou Mafia at work again. I hope at his age he will be able to have the energy to keep up with all the HC job entails besides the X's and O's (mainland recruiting, fund-raising, etc.). One good thing: We'll finally see the return of TE's to the UH offense. Otherwise, I'll reserve judgment for later...
on December 20,2011 | 09:48AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Have you seen how old Joe Paterno was when he finally was forcefully retired? He was in his eighties. And what was his record as coach?
on December 20,2011 | 12:22PM
busthalfnut wrote:
How do we choose a coach before looking at the price tag? Prepare for sticker shock.
on December 20,2011 | 09:54AM
Waikapu2 wrote:
Bad decision. Just a grumpy old man that will not be a good representative of the school. Won't warm the hearts of people when they deal with him one on one. If he was Head Coach material, he would have got his shot years ago. Goodbye run and shoot offense. If it had to be a "local boy", Akina and his Texas connections would have been a better choice. Just another political appointment. I was hoping we would have graduated from that mentality.
on December 20,2011 | 09:59AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
I prefered Coach Mac when he was grumpy and PO'd. The guys played better and dug a little deeper in the 4th quarter when Mac was all fired up.
on December 20,2011 | 10:20AM
daddyboy wrote:
What!!!! The guy who called TWO timeouts back to back in the third quarter?? The guy who used a gay slur to describe the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame??? The guy who cryed like a baby to apologize for the gay slur?? The guy who lost to UNLV, Utah State and BYU when he was favored in all three. The guy who made over 1 million a year unjustified!!!! Put down that crack pipe!!!
on December 20,2011 | 11:00AM
genius wrote:
The decision to call back to back timeouts worked, in that we held the lead and wo n the game, inlike the previous year in which the Buffs came from behind to win. And we all say things that are not meant to be offensive, but at least he realized how it sounded and apologized without having to be told. The fact that he apologized poorly by using the same slur only proves he is bad with the media. If I took 10% of your annual salary you'd cry too! But the losse are what they are. For whatever reason, poor preparation, lack of execution, pointshaving, the coach must be accountable. Gonna miss big mac mondays@ mcdonalds!
on December 20,2011 | 12:16PM
poppydog1 wrote:
Yup and the cholesteral too. Your heart is happy happy!!
on December 20,2011 | 02:18PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Was I talking about time management, social correctness or pay? Try some digital Imodium for that finger diarrhea of yours.
on December 20,2011 | 03:10PM
NITRO08 wrote:
OH GIVE IT A REST, HE STILL HAD A WINNING RECORD AND WON ONE WAC TITLE!
on December 20,2011 | 03:11PM
hunebasami wrote:
What game were you watching? I didn't see in any of the plays that Mac got on the field. I saw our walk on quarterback and lots of walking wounded. I saw the last of JJ's boys. Not one season of Mac's boys.
on December 20,2011 | 05:31PM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
So don't cheer for them then. I'm glad you're such an expert about coaching and we all know that you should have made the hire so we could look forward to future national championships. I vote to make you AD, head coach and everything else because you are great and you know it.
on December 20,2011 | 12:02PM
hunebasami wrote:
I liked Akina, too. And he's from Punahou, too.
on December 20,2011 | 05:25PM
kauaiguy wrote:
Norm is the man!...........not my first choice but I will support him totally.........brings so much brains/experience and talent back to Hawaii.........welcome back home Norm, you will make everyone around you better!!
on December 20,2011 | 10:03AM
revintampa wrote:
Great choice to get Chow. He certainly brings a lot of experience from the college and NFL level to help make UH into a strong competitor. My only question will be whether we move away from the exciting West Coast passing offense to something else which has been a strength of UH over the years. We'll just have to wait and see but I'm ready for the next season to begin just to see what he orchestrates on the field. He should be paid well but his contract should be loaded with incentives rather than just a whole bunch of guaranteed money. Pay for performance.
on December 20,2011 | 10:03AM
inverse wrote:
I think UH has much bigger problems that need to be addressed by Chow than thinking about using a 'West Coast' passing offense. Chow needs to address core team discipline, focusing on the basic fundamentals of football, just getting a handle on the current UH players and at the same time recruiting top notch new players before even thinking about what type of specific offensive or defensive schemes he wants to use. I think is what MacMuffin failed miserably at this core level of fielding a solid football team and all the higher level stuff of West coast offense, 3-4, 4-3 defense, etc. made no difference when their core fundamentals of football was not solid.
on December 20,2011 | 10:21AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Greg Biggins, ESPN Recruiting Coordinator: "Congrats to Norm Chow on his 1st head coaching job, great guy and wish him the best with the Warriors!"
on December 20,2011 | 10:04AM
motoxdad wrote:
Great resume for coach Chow, but in my honest opinion you could bring Nick Saban,Les Miles or any of those succesful coaches here but they could never be as succesful as they were when at their respectful schools because it's all about the money, something that the University Hawaii has very little of, but then again Hawaii is only entering a modified WAC conference so good luck coach and TRY your best to make your home state proud.
on December 20,2011 | 10:04AM
uhsportsfan wrote:
I am shocked! UH made a GREAT choice and did it in very little time. I was very afraid that they were going to select anoter von Appen. I am very glad to be wrong in this case.
on December 20,2011 | 10:05AM
hunebasami wrote:
I hope your kids go to Punahou if not don't expect them to get a good job at UH sports.
on December 20,2011 | 05:36PM
Sully77 wrote:
Why does it matter who were the UH officials that choose coach Chow? the bottom line is, they made a good choice PERIOD. GOOD LUCK COACH CHOW, AND GO!! WARRIORS!!!
on December 20,2011 | 10:05AM
ya_think wrote:
So we don't blame the wrong guy when he falls on his arse.
on December 20,2011 | 10:30AM
Charliegrunt wrote:
Outstanding!
on December 20,2011 | 10:06AM
Riamondred wrote:
FIll Aloha Stadium! Let's make Norm feel like he's at the Coliseum again!!!
on December 20,2011 | 10:10AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Well, he is going to feel like he's in the Coliseum again...right away actually... =) We really need to find some creative ways to fill Aloha Stadium. I'm for letting the high schoolers come in for $10 (the price of a movie ticket). At least the concession stands will make a little money. Empty stadium seats look like (da kine) to potential recruits.
on December 20,2011 | 10:25AM
RHM wrote:
Does Norm Chow equal Utah's verbally committed QB Travis Wilson? Warriors might be looking for a few good Tighends with Norm's offensive sets...hmmmmm which tall, strong and speedy DE or Offensive Tackle might he covert to TE, maybe uncommitted TE Christo Kourtzidis (Utah was a school of interest) from Orange, CA?
on December 20,2011 | 10:08AM
capt_comment wrote:
This is Norm's recent history as OC: 2011: Utah #110 total offense 2010: UCLA ranked #103 total offense 2009: UCLA ranked #81 total offense 2008: UCLA ranked #111 total offense ...just sayin'...
on December 20,2011 | 10:08AM
inverse wrote:
I think we are in agreement, the numbers don't "add up", including Chow's age, but I hope both of us are proven wrong and Chow does well at UH.
on December 20,2011 | 10:32AM
daddyboy wrote:
Give the man a chance!!! Better then Miano or McMakin both are small time and will always be.
on December 20,2011 | 10:52AM
hunebasami wrote:
I hope we are ready for more of that. They have figured out Norm offense.
on December 20,2011 | 05:39PM
vernchs wrote:
yeah but they're going to play in a bowl game. '
on December 20,2011 | 06:40PM
puamamane wrote:
Salt Lake Tribune: "It appears Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow could finally have his shot at a head coaching position if he wants it. The Honolulu Star Advertiser is reporting the University of Hawaii administration has authorized athletic director Jim Donovan to negotiate a contract to hire the 65-year-old Chow to make him Hawaii’s next football coach. Chow, who wouldn’t comment on the situation following Monday’s practice with the Utes, did not immediately return messages Tuesday.Chow is not only respected for his offensive coaching abilities, but for his recruiting ties to Hawaii and California. Those ties have helped the Utes land several sought-after recruits, including Travis Wilson, a quarterback out of San Clemente, Calif., who has committed to the Utes for 2012." [ http://bit.ly/v6YIsV ]
on December 20,2011 | 10:09AM
puamamane wrote:
Salt Lake Tribune: "It appears Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow could finally have his shot at a head coaching position if he wants it. The Honolulu Star Advertiser is reporting the University of Hawaii administration has authorized athletic director Jim Donovan to negotiate a contract to hire the 65-year-old Chow to make him Hawaii’s next football coach. Chow, who wouldn’t comment on the situation following Monday’s practice with the Utes, did not immediately return messages Tuesday.Chow is not only respected for his offensive coaching abilities, but for his recruiting ties to Hawaii and California. Those ties have helped the Utes land several sought-after recruits, including Travis Wilson, a quarterback out of San Clemente, Calif., who has committed to the Utes for 2012." [ http://bit.ly/v6YIsV ]
on December 20,2011 | 10:10AM
inverse wrote:
I think Akina would be a better choice for UH. For UH and the State of Hawaii, I hope I, and others who did not think Chow was the best choice are proven wrong. Everyone will find out soon enough by the middle of next season. I know one thing that would be a mistake would be to give Chow and automatic extended contract. Give Chow the salary, or close to what MacMuffin was paid, but the tradeoff for Chow is he will NOT get an automatic extended contract. This is a very Darwinian situation, Chow turns the team around and fields a competitive team, fans will come back to attend games and support UH and more money will be available to pay Chow and other football coaches salaries. Chow is not able to field competitive team, fans will stay away and UH athletics will be back to square growing deficits and no money to pay hefty salaries for the football coaches.
on December 20,2011 | 10:14AM
daddyboy wrote:
Akina??? Have you seen Texas play lately? They suck!!! The word is Mack Brown was going to get rid of him anyway.
on December 20,2011 | 10:49AM
inverse wrote:
They why has Akina been at Texas for 11 years? What is head coach Mack Brown waiting for?
on December 20,2011 | 01:41PM
Eradication wrote:
Half a season to find out if he will succeed? C'mon man, give the guy a chance. You have to realistically allow 3-4 years. Look at Baylor. It took them 3 years to develop a program that produced this years Heisman and the football team back to respectability. I know fans ( and sports writers) will "smell blood in the water" at the first loss because Hawaii fans are fairweather/bandwagon folks. If we want a top notch program we have to be top notch fans and support this team and its stafff.
on December 20,2011 | 03:05PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Good choice. Coach Chow deserves this chance and coming back home. He now needs to make wise choices on his selection of assistant coaches. Coach Chow has always been on the offensive side so it's imperative he hire a good defensive coach. With his pedigree of molding NFL QBs, it should serve as a good recruiting point and he has good contacts thruout the west coast. I wonder if he'll retain any of Coach Mac's assistants. Maybe Miano?
on December 20,2011 | 10:14AM
KeithHaugen wrote:
Chow looks like a good choice. Let's hope common sense prevails when they make the monetary offer. Start him at a reasonable salary for a new first-time head coach and reward him if the team wins and the sport makes money for the UH. I say that, knowing full well that the UH has a habit of overpaying because they think a higher salary for our football coach makes us look like a bigger and better school. And I wish the new coach all the best as he comes back home to start his career as a head coach.
on December 20,2011 | 10:15AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Brett Brown, Mountain West Sports Network: "The Hawaii hire of Norm Chow is a really good one. Puts the Warriors in a spot to compete in the new look Mountain West!"
on December 20,2011 | 10:18AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Brett Brown, Mountain West Sports Network: "The Hawaii hire of Norm Chow is a really good one. Puts the Warriors in a spot to compete in the new look Mountain West!"
on December 20,2011 | 10:18AM
allie wrote:
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on December 20,2011 | 10:25AM
daddyboy wrote:
Norm Chow not hurting for the money. He got a 1million dollar severance from the Titans. Money is not the issue. PRIDE IS!!!
on December 20,2011 | 10:47AM
Eradication wrote:
Alice, you are insignificant and minor league.
on December 20,2011 | 05:08PM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/David Locke, KFAN Salt Lake City: "Very excited for norm chow. Well deserved and long overdue. Will be missed on the hill."
on December 20,2011 | 10:26AM
Froggy wrote:
I would be very happy to see Chow run the UH program. I hope the deal goes through.
on December 20,2011 | 10:26AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/David Locke, KFAN Salt Lake City: "Very excited for norm chow. Well deserved and long overdue. Will be missed on the hill."
on December 20,2011 | 10:27AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/David Locke, KFAN Salt Lake City: "Very excited for norm chow. Well deserved and long overdue. Will be missed on the hill."
on December 20,2011 | 10:27AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/David Locke, KFAN Salt Lake City: "Very excited for norm chow. Well deserved and long overdue. Will be missed on the hill."
on December 20,2011 | 10:27AM
kailuabred wrote:
Mainland recruiting will make or break his success. With his offense, you need large/tall and mobile offensive linemen...something that the islands just don't produce. If he can bring over some talent the program will succeed. If not....more of the same.
on December 20,2011 | 10:29AM
inverse wrote:
Hawaii has "large/tall and mobile offensive lineman" coming out of Hawaii high schools. It is just they and their fathers choose not to attend UH for college. Don't blame them. Hope Chow changes this. Will know soon enough....
on December 20,2011 | 10:50AM
bleedgreen wrote:
Why worry about the ones that want to play on the Mainland? Just go after good ones on the Mainland. As for large/tall, Sean Sigematsu (Kauai) and Jordon Loeffler (Big Islanld) are both 6' 5" and 300lbs . David Lefotu may be the next Vince Manuwai out of the current offensive linemen. The problems last year in the offense was the lack of a consistent running game, and the lack of imagination. Offense was stale. The games Hawaii lost that they should have won (San Jose St. and Utah St.) were lost by the defense, mainly in the secondary. BYU really exploited Hawaii's secondary.
on December 20,2011 | 11:36AM
jimbone wrote:
First hire for Chow should be= Coach Cavanaugh ( o-line coach ) best line we had when he was the line coach. Without a good line, pass or run will be terrible...
on December 20,2011 | 01:21PM
hunebasami wrote:
I agree coach Cavanaugh.
on December 20,2011 | 05:44PM
motoxdad wrote:
kailuabred, your comment proves you know nothing about hawaii high school football, the O-line is the most represented positions in the bigger div.1 schools and even the NFL
on December 20,2011 | 09:26PM
dlum003 wrote:
Eeeee gads. Nice guy, experienced at NFL and Collegiate levels, deserving of HC shot. But not likely to be a winner here. Hope he proves me wrong. Preferred Akina. Thought Miano should have at lest been extended the courtesy of an interview. Richie Miano, whether or not you're retained .... keep your chin up Brah. All of Hawaii thanks you for your dedication to this program and the university. Good things will come my friend.
on December 20,2011 | 10:33AM
CartwrightPark wrote:
I love Rich Miano hope he stays on with Norm's staff.
on December 20,2011 | 11:31AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Kevin Ferguson, KFAN Salt Lake City: "Does Utah name Kilani Sitake the Assistant Head Coach title to prevent him from taking Hawaii job with Norm Chow?" (Poach Norm POACH!)
on December 20,2011 | 10:37AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Kevin Ferguson, KFAN Salt Lake City: "Does Utah name Kilani Sitake the Assistant Head Coach title to prevent him from taking Hawaii job with Norm Chow?" (Poach Norm POACH!)
on December 20,2011 | 10:39AM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Kevin Ferguson, KFAN Salt Lake City: "Does Utah name Kilani Sitake the Assistant Head Coach title to prevent him from taking Hawaii job with Norm Chow?" (Poach Norm POACH!)
on December 20,2011 | 10:39AM
daddyboy wrote:
GREAT!!! He should have gotten the job instead of von Appen. The only reason he did not get the job that time is because von Appen and Hugh Yoshida were college buddies. Norm Chow knew he was not going to get the job when he found out von Appen was staying at Yoshida's house and he was staying at his parents. What goes around comes around. Good luck Bra. You deserve it.
on December 20,2011 | 10:43AM
inverse wrote:
Wait a minute, so are you saying Hawaii needed to "right a wrong" in 2011?? To hire the best person for the job, you have to take friendship, loyalty, justice or karma completely out of the equation and some are getting the feeling, that the selection committee and UH has just NOT learned painful lessons from the past.
on December 20,2011 | 10:57AM
omd111 wrote:
Hugh Yoshida is the biggest loser. Didn't know what the heck he was doing as Athletic Director at UH and it's too bad Leilehua named their football stadium after such a LOSER. He and Hinshaw should go off together to another school and mess them up too.
on December 20,2011 | 06:00PM
anatomyapple wrote:
Developed Phil Rivers, Carson Palmer, Matt Lienhart, Jim McMahon, Steve Young and Ty Detmer. A great hire for UH athletics.
on December 20,2011 | 10:50AM
dp4457 wrote:
Great Choice I'm excited !!!!!!
on December 20,2011 | 10:50AM
islandboy1562 wrote:
Wish Chow best of luck - although had wanted someone who had successful D1 head coaching experience, lets hope at least the offense can be exciting and hope the defense can be improved by better coaching of existing talent , better game planning or infusion of new blood/talent. Hope he can assemble a good coaching staff, but only time will tell!
on December 20,2011 | 10:52AM
TheKagawas wrote:
Better (4 years) late than never!
on December 20,2011 | 10:52AM
Bumby wrote:
Do hope that all the assistant coaches find football jobs elsewhere on the collegiate level or higher, especially the younger coaches who may not have a financial nest egg or retirement like those coaches older than 60.
on December 20,2011 | 11:06AM
bigpapa wrote:
I think this is a good choice. Warrior nation needs to step up and support the program. Don't come down on the guy if he doesn't win right away because next year's schedule is brutal. Give the man a chance to build his team.
on December 20,2011 | 11:08AM
CartwrightPark wrote:
RAJAH DAT! WELCOME HOME BRADDAH!
on December 20,2011 | 11:12AM
aiea7 wrote:
another senior citizen coach - have we not learned from Mack? we needed a young and up and coming coach, not one that is ready for medicare and social security. what a stupid choice. but the powers are the stupid ones who selected mack. I can see making a mistake onces but twice - ludicrous. he is in it only for the money.
on December 20,2011 | 11:14AM
ponojr wrote:
What money? He's not going to get the $1.1 McMackin received.
on December 20,2011 | 11:18AM
aiea7 wrote:
chow only makes $275K at utah; paying him $600-800K, will double or triple his pay. would you not like that kind of pay raise?
on December 20,2011 | 12:45PM
CartwrightPark wrote:
Props to Jim Donovan and the commitee. It seemed to be a no brainer but we've all seen UH do some lolo kine stuff. Big news for all Warrior fans!
on December 20,2011 | 11:16AM
blackmurano wrote:
Have you all ever watch UCLA games last year or a Tennessee Titan games (NFL) at all? Both teams had Norm Chow as their Offensive Coordinator. His Offensive scheme will put you to sleep at the ballgame. It's like going to a baseball were everything is very slow. This is kind of offensive scheme Chow will bring to Hawaii. If you have been to a Warrior Football game where the "Run and Shoot" Offense scores quickly and often, your going to be very disappointed at what Norm Chow will bring to Hawaii. Norm chow was a very poor choice for our Warrior football team. He will probably have a losing season this year, and another losing season next year and your going to hear the same people who are supporting him will cry out "Fire Chow." Ticket sales will not go up and student participation in support of their Warriors at game time is at a all time low. The hiring of Norm Chow will not improve it and the boos will come to someone who was born and raise here.
on December 20,2011 | 11:20AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Well, this year's "run and shoot" wasn't very productive but I agree that his previous stops weren't very productive either. Still, willing to give Chow the opportunity. I think it's important to see how his contract will be structured. Give him a decent salary first couple of years then grade him on that for future extension. Don't sell the farm initially.
on December 20,2011 | 12:11PM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
So don't cheer for them then. I'm glad you're such an expert about coaching and we all know that you should have made the hire so we could look forward to future national championships. I vote to make you AD, head coach and everything else because you are great and you know it. I see that you can also see the future, so could you tell me who will win the national titles in the next three years also, I could make a lot of money. How about the rapture, when will it be? Please share you ultimate wisdom with all of us commoners.
on December 20,2011 | 12:14PM
bleedgreen wrote:
This is a wait and see situation. UCLA, where Chow served as the OC for 3 seasons (2008-2010), did not fair well. He beat Neuheisel out the door at UCLA by moving over to Utah last season. His Utes lost to Colorado, a team Hawaii beat, but the Utes did run over BYU 54-10 this past season at Provo. I am excited to see how Hawaii will do against BYU at Provo on Sept. 8 next season.
on December 20,2011 | 11:22AM
chryw8 wrote:
death to the run and shoot! finally!
on December 20,2011 | 11:25AM
connie wrote:
Agreed, no more shoot and run. Pro style offense with aTIGHT END and fullback. Pocket passers that translate into NFL worthy QBs (Sorry Timmy and Colt).
on December 20,2011 | 01:31PM
Changalang wrote:
Winner. Hats off to the selection committee.
on December 20,2011 | 11:25AM
Bumby wrote:
Do not think that many recruits will follow Chow. Why because it is the PAC 12. Hawaii is in the MWC. Now if UH was in the PAC 12 which would become the PAC whatever than many recruits may follow. I do believe recruitment of offensive players will be better going forward. Now a defensive wizzard needs to bring back that pride. Hope he has the right guy.
on December 20,2011 | 11:28AM
sunnyhi wrote:
We needed someone like Norm Chow, with his accomplishments and experience, to lead us into the Mountain West in our first year. What a boost for players and fans. Let's go Bows!!
on December 20,2011 | 11:32AM
wats808 wrote:
Norm Chow as a head coach??? While I have no proof, one has to wonder with all his past succeesses, why wasn't he given a head coaching job somewhere sooner? Does he interview bad? Does he lack head coaching skills (some coaches make great coordinators, but lousy head coaches)? Recruiting?....I just hope he is here for the right reasons and is motivated to take this as a challenge to build our program back up. I hope he doesn't see this as a "retirement" job. No more buyouts! Prove to us that you really want and cherish this opportunity Norm Chow!
on December 20,2011 | 11:32AM
pralix wrote:
My thoughts exactly. Has to be something. Maybe it was a personal choice to stick to being an OC. Although I do hear he is not the best when it comes to recruiting. And at 65, this should be his last stop as far as coaching a program. Just don't know for how long.
on December 20,2011 | 11:41AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Were any of the ones interviewed a head coach?
on December 20,2011 | 12:07PM
connie wrote:
Dirk Koetter, HC Boise State and Arizona State.
on December 20,2011 | 02:00PM
blackkitty wrote:
The UH finally got it right ... the most qualified man and at a price range that is the best value for the State of Hawaii. All other thoughts aside (woulda, coulda, shoulda) about the past, I hope everyone pulls together to make this work. I'm proud of this choice and congratulate all the people who worked to make this possible. Go Bows! Imua!
on December 20,2011 | 11:34AM
localboieastside wrote:
You may not like it but I predicted that UH was going to pick Norm Chow from the very beginning in my earlier comment. He is a multi-faceted offensive coordinator. Even though UCLA is not a good football team but he surely had them confused( their offense) when Utah played UCLA. (LA Times)
on December 20,2011 | 11:37AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Hopefully, as head of the program, Chow makes major changes both on the Coaching staff and the culture of UH Football. With his experience in the professional settings of the the NFL and USC (Ha!) one would hope the small time approach within UHAD would improve drastically. There are lots of people doors are closing on at UH (especially those who locked the doors on Chow previously). Lots of people potentially waiting to walk through the door. Hope Chow takes some time to evaluate the booster situation overall. He really should if he wants success. His first meetings should be at the Pacific Club,,Waialae, Oahu, and the lobby of the FHB building in that order (as opposed to the Na Koa on campus offices). Congratulations, Coach Chow. Good luck.
on December 20,2011 | 12:09PM
kashimizu wrote:
I've always liked Norm Chow as a coach. But it's interesting that UH has twice in a row hired someone "old". I know that's a relative term and it remains to be seen what type of energy Chow can bring. Also, from reports at some of his previous stops is that he hates to recruit. Just likes the x's and o's. Let's hope that's not true. UH needs a really strong recruiter to be the head man and "close" the sale when he steps into prospects living rooms.
on December 20,2011 | 11:51AM
Anonymous wrote:
Its about time! Congratulations to Coach Chow!
on December 20,2011 | 12:09PM
inverse wrote:
The UH football players right now are like the lost soldiers in the movie Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood, who as a tough, experienced platoon sergeant, whipped into shape a leaderless platoon in a cohesive deadly fighting machine. Right now the UH football teams needs an intimidating, yet caring, take no B S head coach (with the brains to match) to make UH into "one lean mean, fighting machine". To me, the guy in the picture just does not quite fit this bill.
on December 20,2011 | 12:11PM
Descartes22 wrote:
is Chow the oldest first time D-1 head coach at 65 in history? notwithstanding the comments from the curran-like homers who lack objectivity, this is a horrible call. it's not the 80's or 90's. the titans and ucla bought him out for good riddance reasons. utah's offense was one of the worst statistically in the nation. also, he's never been a recruiter. this does not mean the other "top" candidates were any better. everyone was underwhelming. another botched decision by UH.
on December 20,2011 | 12:11PM
MoTown808 wrote:
Un-freakin-believable! We're gonna be back in the front seat again!
on December 20,2011 | 12:14PM
Best1Best2 wrote:
This is by far the best news to come out of the UH football program in a long time! Now UH will have a chance to be a championship team in the Mountain West. Congratulations Norm Chow and best of luck to you!
on December 20,2011 | 12:18PM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
Here we go again. I think I heard these same comments everytime a new Head Coach is assigned to UH. If you ain't got the players then your dead and if you got the players but the plays are not excecuted then we are in the same boat. Lets see what happens - don't talk before it takes place.
on December 20,2011 | 12:24PM
hawaii1 wrote:
Horrible pick. This guy moves around for a reason....no good. Just what we need, another old guy. Hang in there Duane...your time will come.
on December 20,2011 | 12:31PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Coaches live a nomadic life. All coaches move. And, as an old guy I take exception to your "another old guy" comment. ;-) It all depends on the energy level of the "old guy". There's a bunch of old guys with a lot more energy that younger guys. Anyway, there's some negative comments about the choice but I'm gonna give the "old guy" a fair chance.
on December 20,2011 | 01:48PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
My "old" 67 year old sensei had a six pack and ran up Diamond Head twice a day. I bet 3/4 the kids at UH and half the coaching staff couldn't keep up with him much less take him on in a fight.
on December 20,2011 | 03:26PM
busthalfnut wrote:
Sensei is the exception. Norm isn't going to be mistaken for him.
on December 20,2011 | 05:06PM
hunebasami wrote:
You must be a old guy like me, but I'm honest with myself. I don't have the enery as when I was young. I'm not as strong too.
on December 20,2011 | 06:11PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Gotta wonder how Chow will feel about and work with Bobby Curran and the Animals. They didn't back him at all, and created a lot of support for Miano, which in turn will create some hardship for Chow. If I'm Chow, I demand Curran's days as a play-by-play guy for UH Football are over.
on December 20,2011 | 12:31PM
islandsun wrote:
Curren has never been legit, cant say anything negative about the program or afraid to loose his UH connections or get fired. Chow shouldnt do Miano any favors because he may get stabbed in the back.
on December 20,2011 | 12:59PM
NotNasti wrote:
I never heard BC say a bad word about Chow. All he said was Miano or better. We got "better." Good luck to Coach Chow, I hope you can bring some prized recruits over with you (big, tall O-linemen?).
on December 20,2011 | 02:09PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
I don't believe that is what Bobby Curran was saying. He was saying that if someone was better than Miano than we should support that decision. He was not negative towards Coach Chow or another other coach on the list. You have no leg to stand on to demand anything.
on December 20,2011 | 05:08PM
CriticalReader wrote:
I didn't say Curran was negative toward Chow. He was extremely negative toward Koetter. And, he was saying that there was no one better than Miano, by implication. Bobby ain't as clever as he either tries to be or thinks he is. So, you're wrong. Now I have three legs to stand on.
on December 20,2011 | 06:04PM
jrboi96786 wrote:
reasonable price to start with. IF he's able to deliver a successful program, hopefully he'll get a raise before other school would yank him out. but i'm afraid, Hawaii is too cheap for this kind of thing.
on December 20,2011 | 12:38PM
islandsun wrote:
If Chow is looking for an offensive & receivers coach what would be better than Ron Lee. With their combined knowledge they could mix it up a bit. Ron was excellent with the receivers, remember the run after the catch he used to harp on. Its been badly missing since he left. Ron would be an exciting fit and would be a good solid hire.
on December 20,2011 | 12:56PM
ISCREAM wrote:
At 65 years old, we will be looking for a new coach in 3-5 years. Sentiment got the best of pragmatism. Akina, with his recruiting in Texas to California would have been a much smarter choice. Good luck to Norm and the Warriors. I am a life long Warrior fan.
on December 20,2011 | 12:57PM
Vivgie wrote:
Has a good reputation, but he turn a sow's ear into a silk purse?
on December 20,2011 | 01:00PM
frontman wrote:
Great choice.........now PLEASE DO NOT consider ANY of the clingons from big macs coaching staff. It wasn't just big mac, it was his entire coaching staff. Hire NONE of them.
on December 20,2011 | 01:02PM
frontman wrote:
NEXT....stay in the WAC so there is a bigger chance of winning 7 games and go to their self created Hawaii Bowl.
on December 20,2011 | 01:04PM
NITRO08 wrote:
THE HAWAII BOWL IS CHANGING THE THE MOUNTAIN WEST. THE WAC MIGHT NOT BE THERE AFTER NEXT YEAR!
on December 20,2011 | 03:40PM
OPIDUK wrote:
As I recall he appplied for other head coaching positions but was not selected and I wonder why? Is he like others a good assistant but cannot make the transition to a leader? The bottom line as many have opined is $$$ at the gate and pay per view. Ever wonder why WAC Champion UH in 2010 with a winning season was not able to draw at Aloha Stadium? It is my belief that the 3 initial games of the season with 2 losses that should have been wins were the primary reason along with the gross inability of the special teams to perform under a "has been" Dick Tomey were UH/McMackin's achilles heel initially and throughout the season. Norm Chow's tenure will likely start with a severe beating at the hands of USC which if it is anything like this years team was in my estimation, either the best or tied for the best in the PAC 12. Good Luck Chow, you will need it based on the fickle nature of Hawaii fans...NO WIN/NO SUPPORT...
on December 20,2011 | 01:15PM
BTO wrote:
He was offered the HC job at University of Kentucky but did not accept it. Also he has been lured to other HC jobs as inquiries but loved what he was doing, which is playing chess and majong. That is what has been needed here at Hawaii, a cerebral coach and war general.
on December 20,2011 | 01:46PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
Are you serious about the last 2 sentences or just being facetious?
on December 20,2011 | 03:00PM
connie wrote:
Dave Reardon pointed out on the Sports Animals hiring Coach Norm Chow is a significant minority hire. While we, in Hawaii, may not view Coach Chow a minority, the rest of the US does. There may have been other schools who may not have been ready to have Coach Chow as a head coach.
on December 20,2011 | 03:16PM
gshilo wrote:
Good reasoning. I think some of the schools were not ready for an Asian Head Coach just as some may not have been ready or wiilling to hire other minorities.
on December 20,2011 | 07:35PM
entrkn wrote:
Chow is an excellent coach and should turn the Warriors into a winning program.
on December 20,2011 | 01:19PM
daflyinhawaiian wrote:
Excellent choice Jim Donovan, Rockne Freitas and the rest of the selection committee. Good Luck Norm Chow! This is the best decision UH has made in a long time in regards to its football program. Proven, recruiter, offensive mastermind, local boy, motivated, not in it for the money, NEW blood on the staff..gonna be an exciting new chapter in UH Football! Go Warriors!!
on December 20,2011 | 01:21PM
toshman23 wrote:
Now we'll find out if Chow is successful head coaching material. If he wasn't hired, there might always be the question, "What if...?" Good hire. Can't be any worse than his predecessor. I think that Chow will do well. Just have to be patient and give him some time.
on December 20,2011 | 01:44PM
Descartes22 wrote:
only howard schnellenberger, bill snyder, steve spurrier and frank solich are older D-1 head coaches. And these guys have all been at the helm for years. this is what happens when an AD delegates his job to a bunch of old timers. we get another social security beneficiary career assistant coach.
on December 20,2011 | 01:33PM
puamamane wrote:
Tweets/Marc Pouvave, Ute OL commit: "Norm Chow was a big reason for a lot of us O-lineman that chose Utah. It's the Coaches that sell the program and as an athlete you go where you feel comfortable. [Chow] was a big influence." Ute's incoming OL for 2012 -> http://bit.ly/tv3Vp9
on December 20,2011 | 01:48PM
BTO wrote:
I hope there are many undecided recruits or JC transfers out there that may be able to help. O Line and D Line, LB's, a running back or two, O Line may have to get in a three point stance once in a while
on December 20,2011 | 01:57PM
puamamane wrote:
Always liked the fact Chow played G in college. Probably why he still connects so well with linemen.
on December 20,2011 | 02:07PM
BTO wrote:
I agree, John Madden one of the greats in the NFL with a great football mind was a lineman if I'm not mistaken a guard and center.
on December 20,2011 | 04:27PM
connie wrote:
Coach Chow will bring in a pro style offense. OLinemen will learn and be NFL ready with Coach Chow. WRs will also benefit. Wonder how the current UHawaii players feel about Coach Chow.
on December 20,2011 | 02:07PM
Anonymous wrote:
No one is perfect. Not even you.
on December 20,2011 | 02:19PM
ACHANCHAMP wrote:
First June Jones, now we have the great Norm Chow - a recognized and respected offensive mind and coach whom a lot of young kids in the country and especially Hawaii will want to play for......I am very very excited and GO WARRIORS!!!!!!
on December 20,2011 | 02:19PM
puamamane wrote:
Deseret News: Chow overcame challenges for "exceptional" year as Ute OC [ http://bit.ly/w2ETfG ]
on December 20,2011 | 02:25PM
SmedleyFerndock wrote:
If all of the cheerleaders in this string of endorsements would contribute significantly to the UH boosters then the UH could pay a salary as it did to Mcmackin without shortchanging the UH students. At least 50 % any salary larger than the governors salary should be paid by boosters.
on December 20,2011 | 02:44PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Hope they can get some of the local Utes to transfer back home to play for UH.
on December 20,2011 | 02:45PM
uh4eva wrote:
Wow, I was listening to Curren and no word. I went about my business only to come home and find out it is CHOW TIME! Was not my original choice but now he is my guy. Go Warriors
on December 20,2011 | 02:55PM
krump1_aka_protector wrote:
All I want to know is if Rolo and Tuioti are going to be allowed to stay. If they're gone, the program just took a step backward.
on December 20,2011 | 02:57PM
gshilo wrote:
You're kidding about Rolo.................. right?
on December 20,2011 | 07:37PM
blackmurano wrote:
Even though the UH says there will be a formal announcement on Thursday introducing Norm Chow as the next Warrior football coach, news out of Utah says otherwise. In the Utah paper, Norm Chow it isn't official yet. Nothing is official. Was it a year ago, Norm Chow was selected to be Kentucky Wildcats head coach but negotiation broke down because he could not get a good pay wages for his assistants. So now there is negotiation going on and it could be asking for a good pay wages for his assistance. If he doesn't get it, than he will reject the Hawaii offer.
on December 20,2011 | 03:04PM
nj24 wrote:
He need to recruit BIG Offensive linemen. If our O-Line is good our offense will shine. If our O-Line is bad our quarterback will be running for his life.
on December 20,2011 | 03:10PM
alohachef wrote:
Good selection. Now if he can convince Kalani Sitake to leave Utah and become his Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator that would be a GREAT hire. Throw in the possibility of adding Robert Anae to be the Offensive Coordinator and now you've got three coaches with national and local recruiting influences. Plus they are all Polynesian coaches. There is one coach that is on the present staff that they should look at, Tony Tuioti. He has proven that he can recruit and as a defensive line coach would be a good fit with Sitake. All of these aforementioned coaches belong to the Polynesian Coaching Alliance and have connections with poly players throughout the nation. Not to mention the ability to recruit in California, Utah, and Arizona. If this happens it would be a great start to a new regime.
on December 20,2011 | 03:36PM
alohachef wrote:
If Chow brings aboard Sitake and Anae, they will have a pipeline to one of Utah's top programs, Timpview. The head coach there is former BYU and Hawaii All-Star lineman, Louis Wong. His program consistently puts out Division 1 athletes, which BYU, Utah, and other PAC-12 schools have recruited. Anae has connections in Arizona, where one of its successful high school programs, Chapparal High School, puts out D1 players, too. Plus Anae is an alumnus of Kahuku, a Red Raider for Life, and would definitely make a difference in some of their players staying home and playing for the Warriors. As an afterthought, how long is UH committed to have uniforms from Under Armour? It would be nice if they could hook on with Nike and get the benefits many other programs around the nation have. Like different color schemes, aka Oregon, Boise State, Oklahoma State, etc. Don't get me wrong, the black jerseys and color scheme is good. But with the coaching changes, new beginnings, should also come a new look. Would be nice to see a throw-back or retro jersey scheme sometime in the future. Nike likes to do things like that.
on December 20,2011 | 03:48PM
Descartes22 wrote:
some nice points alohachef. I'm not having fun with the chow choice. but if he can secure capable assistants who can recruit to our polynesian base, then I'll reconsider my belief that we shouldn't be hiring a 65 year old first time head coach. also, on your retro jersey idea, bring back the green 70's bows uniform for a game or two.
on December 20,2011 | 04:11PM
artwork wrote:
Respected Norm Chow as a coach, but never liked him as an opposing coach. My first and only choice for UH. Love him as our coach. Outstanding job by the selection committee. I I I I I I I I I I Its Chow Time! Let's Go Bows! Let's Go Bows! Let's Go Bows!
on December 20,2011 | 04:22PM
hvagd1 wrote:
If this choice becomes a reality, I would surmise that a matriculation of some top notch QBs would make it out here given Chow's history of working with the position.
on December 20,2011 | 04:38PM
Thor wrote:
GREAT CHOICE, CLEAN HOUSE AND GET RID OF ALL THE LEFTOVER COACHING STAFF!!! START NEW, SEND COACH LEE PACKING ALONG WITH HIS GOONIES!!! FRESH START,
on December 20,2011 | 05:02PM
Olin wrote:
Sad to see the "Run and Shoot" go...
on December 20,2011 | 05:29PM
gshilo wrote:
Run and Shoot must go. Not enough run.
on December 20,2011 | 07:39PM
nippy68 wrote:
FINALLY!!!!!!!! COACH CHOW GETS RESPECT.
on December 20,2011 | 06:08PM
Hendo wrote:
Because some are inquiring and apparently making a big deal about Norm Chow never being offered a head coaching job, he was offered the position at Kentucky, a BCS school, but turned it down. Plus, according to some media reports, he was considered for the same position at San Jose State, but said he was not interested.
on December 20,2011 | 07:09PM
Manapua_Man wrote:
So the football team is leaving the WAC and Norm Chow might be the head coach. Ok, now I'm getting excited about UH football again.
on December 20,2011 | 08:07PM
NanazBoy wrote:
Chow time!!!
on December 21,2011 | 06:20AM
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