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CONFIRMED: Norm Chow to Tennessee Titans??

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by StoRMinBrutus, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. StoRMinBrutus

    StoRMinBrutus Great 2 B A Buckeyes !!!

    RUMOR: Norm Chow to Tennessee Titans??

    This is a rumor I saw over on Bucknuts. Is there anyone who has anymore info. on this?? Wonder what effect this will have on future recruiting or the team. We shall see I guess.

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    </TD><TD class=m vAlign=top align=left>Chow to Tennessee <HR SIZE=1>I was speaking with a friend last night who has a brother in tennessees front office..his brother told him this was a done deal and they were holding off on an announcement for a week or so(waiting til after signing day?) that he was heading there..said something about giving him over a million a year? in salary(seems high to me)...if true, this is almost like another lie if Petey already knows he is leaving<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :\ -->[​IMG]<!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i heard they had a banner up at the practice complex that said something to the effect of "welcome Norm Chow"
  3. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Rumors are floating on the Browns board that the Titans are seriously interested in Chow. There are some comments that Chow has put feelers out that he is interested in an OC position in the NFL. All the Browns fans want to jump the Titans and hire him, but considering the Browns won't have a coach for at least a week that is not going to happen.

    I would like to hear Methomps or Wstripes comments before I put much stock to anything on the BN boards.
  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    arent methomps and wstripes instructed to remain silent until after NLOID? :lol:
  5. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    They are only allowed to speak in restaurants and I believe they have to be standing at the time.
  6. BuckeyeBK

    BuckeyeBK O-H!

    Lots of rumors flying around..

    He is being mentioned in both of the Nashville papers... some are speculating that it might be a done deal and Fisher (USC grad) is waiting until after signing day.

    An insider who posts to one of the Titans message boards I read says it is a done deal and it is just awaiting owner Bud Adams signature to finalize the deal.

    Add to the fact that there have been two articles in the last two days where Chow says it is a misconception that he wouldn't be interested in the NFL....
  7. Any chance someone close to Gwaltney could make sure he catches wind of this before he signs?
  8. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    I hope that this is a big story tomorrow but it sounds like there are quite a few details to work out before anything is public (if he goes at all).
  9. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Move along, nothing to see here!

    Honestly, I don't know. We don't expect him to be with us forever, but I would certainly hope that the person who took him wasn't someone attending our NC ceremony. I found this interesting from the Titans website:
    Fisher's search for the OC

    $1.5 million certainly seems a bit much to bring Chow in for if you're just going to have him coach your system. I'm not ruling it out, but it just seems like such a waste to me.

    This rumor first broke back when USC landed WR Turner from Tennessee. We just thought it was a backlash from the Tennessee faithful (or a recruiting tool since they were still hard after Turner). It pretty much died when a local Tennessee radio station reported that Fisher was looking for an OC with NFL experienc.
  10. BuckeyeBK

    BuckeyeBK O-H!

    As much as Fisher loves USC, I highly doubt that would get in his way in hiring for his own staff.. I would think it would help him evaluate the coach's value to the Titans staff more.

    I don't know if he is coming or not.. all I know is the "chatter" is starting to pick up from the Titans different websites. You aren't going to see much rumors on the official Titans website.. it's more coming from the message boards and the Nashville newspapers.

    Like I said earlier, one "insider' claims it is a done deal... he is even commenting on what Fisher is going to do for Chow to advance his career.
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    this is news to me.
  12. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    The thought that it might be gamesmanship out of Tennessee crossed my mind when I first saw this. If so - I hope it is effective.

    (Nothing against USC, but if we don't put a 'star cap' on those guys it will ruin CFB.) :)
  13. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    The QB Bobby Joe Who Haw (or whatever his name is) said Fisher was not interested in Chow last week when he was being interviewed.
  14. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    i highly doubt that the titans give a crap about signing day, but they may wait until after the superbowl.
  15. CoosMeister

    CoosMeister Buckeye Fanatic

    Chow is waiting to honor his contract w/ PC

    I talked w/ a Titans fan and they feel its a done deal. Chow will use it as leverage to get a HC job in the NFL or college. He feels if he suceeds in both levels there is no way he doesn't get an offer. Plus, the money is 3x better

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