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Norm Chow one of 30 applicants for Hawaii job

Norm Chow

Earlier this week, we noted that Mark Banker, longtime assistant coach to Oregon State coach Mike Riley, indicated he would love to talk to Hawaii about the open job left after Greg McMackin “retired” just 10 days ago.

At the time, Banker was just one of a few candidates whose name was appearing in the search. That was before the school’s six-member search advisory began the process of finding a new coach.

Now, there are 30 applicants for the job, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports. Among those candidates is Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow. Others who have applied include associate Hawaii head coach Rich Miano and Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. 

Chow is in his first season as Utah’s offensive coordinator. He has a two-year deal with the Utes worth $275,000 annually in base pay. Chow, 65, is a longtime assistant, but he has roots in Hawaii and coached at a local high school in the early 1970’s.

This might be a chance to circle back for Chow if UH is interested enough.

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7 Responses to “Norm Chow one of 30 applicants for Hawaii job”
  1. centexhorn says: Dec 15, 2011 11:47 AM

    I’m sure Utah fans sure want him to get the hell out of dodge. Give him the job, Hawai’i!

  2. cosanostra71 says: Dec 15, 2011 3:57 PM

    I’ll never forget when Chow turned down the USC OC job to stay at UCLA and coach the “best QB in LA” (referring to Kevin Prince and Matt Barkley). That prediction turned out real great.

  3. florida727 says: Dec 15, 2011 6:16 PM

    The link to this story on the NBCSports homepage read “Chow wants Hawaii job”.

    The first thought that entered my head was, “no sh*t… so do I”.

    Is that wrong? :)

  4. John Taylor says: Dec 15, 2011 6:41 PM

    @florida727: Is that wrong? For you, no. In fact, it’s expected.

    Now, if it were other people coming to that conclusion, then yes. ;-)

  5. billmead1976 says: Dec 16, 2011 2:09 AM

    seems like the guy is a revolving door journeyman and the game has passed him up. his credentials from long ago give him opportunity, but his last four-five employers all said good riddance. what’s the common demoninator?

  6. hwnbandit78 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:52 AM

    One thing though, Hawaii does have promising quarterbacks at this time. One of them played at the school he graduated from Punahou. Caymen Shutter is his name. He has promise, and I don’t know why OC Nick Rolonothing didn’t give this guy a shot. I am pretty sure that Caymen would do better than the rest. Plus he’s young, these guys needs to be put in when they are fresh or Sophs to learn the game, not when they’re juniors and seniors. That’s not enough time. Nick Rolovich needs to be gone. Hopefully, Norm Chow if he is selected to be head coach will get rid of Nick Rolovich because he needs to be gone.

  7. hwnbandit78 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:53 AM

    On the contrary what I am trying to say is, Norm Chow can take these talented Quarterbacks and turn them into stars by working with them. It only needs time, I hope Norm gets the job here in Hawaii.

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