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Despite extension, Chow still has no guarantees

Posted on: November 25, 2010 5:52 pm
Edited on: November 25, 2010 5:56 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

UCLA Rick Neuheisel would not make any guarantees for any of his staff, and many believed that legendary offensive coordinator Norm Chow was in jeopardy of being replaced.  Then, it was announced on Wednesday that that UCLA had approved a two-year extension for Chow.  The announcement was likely a result of the hot-seat rumors, with the extension being agreed on in July and approved late last week.  UCLA firmed their commitment with Chow after USC head coach Lane Kiffin made a play to get Chow out of Westwood.

But the Bruins offense has been far from impressive so far in 2010, ranking 111th nationally in total offense and 117th in passing offense.  Not what you would expect from a coach who has helped with two national championships and coached two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks.  Contrary to what the extension may imply, the status on Chow's job has not changed.  The deal was made before this dismal season, and Neuheisel reiterated Wednesday that each member of the staff would be evaluated at season's end.  Just because the deal has been approved does not guarantee Chow will be the offensive coordinator in 2011.  


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 11:30 pm

Despite extension, Chow still has no guarantees

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Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2010 9:44 am

Despite extension, Chow still has no guarantees

They haven't had a blue chip QB recruit in a decade

And this will many quality QB's (or players for that matter) want to play for a coach who yells and screams at them on national TV? Rick has no class and he will continue to be unsuccessful until the day ucla shows him the door.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2010 7:08 pm

Despite extension, Chow still has no guarantees

During the off-season Chow had a chance to jump ship and re-join USC, or atleast that was the rumor.  I bet he wishes he had.

I agree with the comment Neuheisel isn't recruiting well, and UCLA hasn't had a blue chip QB in a decade.  Neuheisel is no longer a good fit for college football.  However, he has the knowledge; the NFL is a better fit for him now.

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 25, 2010 6:53 pm

Despite extension, Chow still has no guarantees

UCLA's biggest issue has been the QB play. To be frank, they have all been completely terrible. They haven't had a blue chip QB recruit in a decade, which has been the main source of the offensive troubles. Chow's been a proven OC, he needs talent to execute his schemes however. Installing the pistol offense was a complete failure b/c it requires a QB that can run it, which we never had to begin with.

Neuheisel IMO is the one that needs to go. He's been a complete failure at recruiting which is what college football success is based on. He's had multiple years now to turn this program around and he's been a complete failure failing to show any improvement.

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