Offensive guru Norm Chow is going to be Hawaii’s next football coach. That is, just as soon as he’s done getting the Utah Utes, in his role as offensive coordinator, ready for the Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech.
Chow was an assistant to LaVell Edwards for 27 years at BYU before moving on to offensive coordinator positions at NC State, USC, the Tennessee Titans, UCLA, and Utah.
Utah is actually his college alma mater, though he spent the bulk of his career at rival BYU. Not sure how that worked for the fan base, but since the guy’s something of a genius, I’m sure most people didn’t care.
That said, I’m not all-in on this hire.
Chow does fit the pattern for Hawaii in terms of the kind of coach they want. June Jones is another offensive guru, and he achieved legendary status at the university by getting them to a BCS bowl game even though they were destroyed by Georgia. Jones basically saved that program and his successor, Greg McMackin, just couldn’t keep the program...