Tuesday, June 18 2013, 08:17 AM MDT
Norm Chow Focuses Attention On BYU
(KUTV) He prowled the Cougar sidelines for 25 years and set the tone for LaVell Edwards' ground-breaking pass offense. This Friday Norm Chow will make a return visit to BYU as head coach. Of course he's already helped some of his players to a national title and the Heisman Trophy.
He accomplished this with both BYU and USC football programs...Now Chow is back and casting a larger than life shadow over BYU Football. The long-time BYU assistant says he was grateful for the opportunity LaVell Edwards gave him years ago.
"LaVell was obviously very special, he gave me a chance. He was a graduate assistant when he offered me a full time job. Children raised there, all that kinds of stuff. That part is over with now. I was part of a different era if you will. Different A.D. Different Presidents and the whole bit," Chow said at press conference.
But even though Norm is gone, he still follows the Cougars.
"They play a very good defense. They held Boise scoreless. Boise only scored on a defensive touchdown. Utah got 24 on them, but got lucky on a couple of shots, a ball over the quarterbacks head that kind of thing.
They are nothing fancy. They play an even front, they bounce around pretty good, play a lot of zone coverage, but they do it very well," said the former Cougar coach.
Of course Chow is trying to keep his own house in order, Hawaii got beat last weekend 69-24 by Nevada, and Wolf-pack running back Stephon Johnson piled up 170 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns.
"It is just a game we have to get back on track," Chow said. "It is about our players. It is a very hostile environment, you guys have been there. It is a beautiful place to play, loud, we have to work on silent counts and all that kind of stuff."
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