TEMPE AZ - NOVEMBER 26: Offensive coordinator Norm Chow of the UCLA Bruins watches warm ups before the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on November 26 2010 in Tempe Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Though there has yet to be official word from the University of Utah, signs continue to point toward Chow being the Utes' next offensive coordinator.
If true, Chow will become Utah's third offensive coordinator under Kyle Whittingham. He replaces the duel-coordinators David Schramm and Aaron Roderick, who took over from Andy Ludwig when he left for Kansas State.
On experience and resume alone, Chow brings more clout to the program than any past hire in Utah athletic history. He's won three national titles (two at SC and one at BYU), coached countless successful quarterbacks from Steve Young to Matt Leinart and produced some of the nation's most potent offenses throughout his long and storied offensive career.
He also returns to the program he played at from 1965 to 1967, as well as the state where his coaching career reached its most prolific (when he was the offensive coordinator under LaVell Edwards at BYU from 1973-1999).
Beyond his stops in Provo and Los Angeles (with both the Trojans and Bruins), Chow coached one successful season at North Carolina State and also was the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator from 2005 to 2007.
Joining Chow will be former Utah offensive lines coach Tim Davis, who was here from 1990 to '97. He also coached alongside Chow at SC until 2004 (when Chow left for Tennessee) and remained with the program until 2005, before taking a job with the Miami Dolphins.
Davis left Utah in 1997 to coach at Wisconsin, where he remained until 2001.
Overall, these are huge gets for Kyle Whittingham and the Utah football program. Not only does it show a commitment to win, but it brings a resume to the program we've never seen before.
Chow will bring an entirely new level of recruitment potential to Utah and hopefully he can prove his stint with UCLA was more a fluke than a sign of regression.
Regardless, if true, welcome Chow & Davis!