Ahem. How’s this for totally misreading a scenario?
“The LA Times™ Chris Foster and Sam Wallace quote newly hired UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel as hoping to make a run at former Carson Palmer tutor Norm Chow. If successful, this would be a huge coup for Neuheisel™s staff, but given the respective resumes (and the been there, done that factor for Chow, currently preparing for Tennesee™s wild card clash with San Diego), shouldn™t Chow consider himself a viable candidate for a high profile college head coaching job?” – from CSTB, January 1, 2008
(Remember if you will, the above passage was penned by the same deep thinker who thought Tom Coughlin was out of his fucking mind playing his starters against the Pats in Week 17 and scoffed at any suggestion said game would be useful playoff preperation.)
What appeared to be a pipe dream for UCLA three weeks ago turned into a major coup when highly respected Norm Chow accepted the position of Bruins offensive coordinator, sources said Sunday.
It gives Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel an impressive pair of coordinators in the respected Chow and defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker.
In a strange twist, Neuheisel, Walker and Chow each interviewed for UCLA’s vacant head coaching position last month.
Part of the lure of coaching at UCLA is Chow’s family remains in Southern California, where he owns a house.
He will oversee a Bruins offense that struggled the past two seasons, and scored just 22.4 points per game last season. UCLA has experience at quarterback with Ben Olson and Patrick Cowan both returning for their senior seasons.