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  • Chow is new UCLA OC

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3206201
    Norm Chow has been hired by UCLA as offensive coordinator, sources close to Chow told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

    An announcement is expected Monday.

    Norm Chow

    Chow

    Chow was fired as the Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator last Tuesday after a season of struggling to score points and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

    The Titans (10-6) lost an AFC wild-card game to San Diego 17-6. They ranked 21st overall in total offense and became the first team with only nine touchdown passes to reach the playoffs in a 16-game season.

    Titans coach Jeff Fisher had lured Chow from the same post at Southern California to the NFL in 2005 knowing they would need someone to develop a young quarterback after what turned out to be Steve McNair's final season with the franchise.

    That has been Chow's specialty in more than 30 years of coaching in college where he worked with Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers, Jim McMahon and Steve Young.

    When the Titans selected Vince Young with the No. 3 pick overall in 2006, they went with him over Matt Leinart, whom Chow coached at Southern California.

    The Titans fared well enough in Chow's second season in 2006 when Young was the NFL's offensive rookie of the year. They were the only team other than San Diego to score 20 or more points in eight straight games in 2006, a first for the team since 1992.

    But they had lots of scoring help from their defense and special teams.

    In 2007, the offense improved from 27th overall to 21st. But the rushing game stayed fifth, the passing game improved only marginally and the Titans ranked last in the NFL scoring touchdowns in the red zone and were last in touchdown passes.

    Some frustration bubbled up from Young after a 28-13 loss to Jacksonville on Nov. 11 when they didn't take a shot at the end zone before the end of the first half, and Young said he guessed, "The guys don't trust me."

    Then during the Titans' regular-season finale at Indianapolis, broadcasters said Chow told them that Young tended to pout.
    Sweet! Cause I sure as hell didnt want him!

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    WOW! Thats a big hire... Remember when Chow was at USC? Umm yea, he kinda helped tear it up, the players definitely helped, but it was his play-calling and timing of the calls that was under-rated, he is an offensive mastermind..

    And the great thing about this, he's going to UCLA... Watch out USC and Cal, UCLA is one of those teams that could explode as well..
    fight u dwn the fied..cu must win.. fight fight fr Victoy..cu knows no defet! so roll up the mighty score, Never Give in!!...shouler to shulder we will FIGHT..FIGHT ... FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!

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    • #3
      That is going to be a sick team in a few years. You have Neuheisel bringing in the recruits, Walker running the D, and Chow calling in the plays. Finally, some competition for USC.

      Pete must not be liking this at all.

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      • #4
        Bull frickin s***. I knew it was a possibility, but I always thought he was too good for that. I honestly expected him to be new Ravens OC or some other crappy team's OC (Fins/Falcs?).

        I don't get why you don't want him str8. He truly is a genius/mastermind. His resumé is pretty good. Developed Palmer, Leinart, couple others, including D-bag Rivers.

        I would have loved him here in Denver, or HC of Hawaii.

        But UCLA is going to be back to it's former glory now.

        He graduated from my school (Punahou)!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NickTranOwnz View Post
          Bull frickin s***. I knew it was a possibility, but I always thought he was too good for that. I honestly expected him to be new Ravens OC or some other crappy team's OC (Fins/Falcs?).

          I don't get why you don't want him str8. He truly is a genius/mastermind. His resumé is pretty good. Developed Palmer, Leinart, couple others, including D-bag Rivers.

          I would have loved him here in Denver, or HC of Hawaii.

          But UCLA is going to be back to it's former glory now.

          He graduated from my school (Punahou)!
          Im wondering when this guy will be a head coach, cant belive if he wanted to settle for coordinator that he didnt at least do it in the pros again.....weird
          "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."sigpic

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          • #6
            Originally posted by canedown View Post
            That is going to be a sick team in a few years. You have Neuheisel bringing in the recruits, Walker running the D, and Chow calling in the plays. Finally, some competition for USC.

            Pete must not be liking this at all.
            Nope, Im sure he's waiting to punch his ticket out of there... With all of these "speculations" coming up with the program as well, I think he's really serious about this Falcons job...

            And you guys are right, I figured Chow would be done with the offensive coordinator gig and take on a head coaching job at somewhere like Hawaii or I dunno Tulane, a small school...
            fight u dwn the fied..cu must win.. fight fight fr Victoy..cu knows no defet! so roll up the mighty score, Never Give in!!...shouler to shulder we will FIGHT..FIGHT ... FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by theshiverman View Post
              Im wondering when this guy will be a head coach, cant belive if he wanted to settle for coordinator that he didnt at least do it in the pros again.....weird
              lol, a team would have to be stupid to hire a first time headcoach at age 70

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NickTranOwnz View Post
                Bull frickin s***. I knew it was a possibility, but I always thought he was too good for that. I honestly expected him to be new Ravens OC or some other crappy team's OC (Fins/Falcs?).

                I don't get why you don't want him str8. He truly is a genius/mastermind. His resumé is pretty good. Developed Palmer, Leinart, couple others, including D-bag Rivers.

                I would have loved him here in Denver, or HC of Hawaii.

                But UCLA is going to be back to it's former glory now.

                He graduated from my school (Punahou)!
                He was a FLOP in Tennessee.

                Offensive mastermind? HAH!

                This "Mastermind" forced VY to be a QB he isnt, and he relied heavily on his running game,

                Originally posted by str8jacket View Post
                Cool stat for you
                They averaged SIXTEEN points a game through 17 games.

                SIXTEEN!

                Their Defense allowed 18 points a game.

                Average margin of victory=7 points!
                yet cool stat, 4 WINS with 4 or less points over the other team.

                I will PASS. That defense won games for them.

                Vincent Fuller (A SAFETY scored twice) once that clinched a win over Atlanta
                http://forums.denverbroncos.com/show...9&postcount=10



                Offensive Mastermind, oh yeah. And I'm the franchise QB of Indianapolis.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by theshiverman View Post
                  Im wondering when this guy will be a head coach, cant belive if he wanted to settle for coordinator that he didnt at least do it in the pros again.....weird
                  From what I have heard over the past few years is that quite a few teams have backed off of Chow as a HC candidate due to his lack of personality and / or charisma.

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