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CONFIRMED: Norm Chow to Tennessee Titans??

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

  1. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    You mean next year?
     
  2. funman

    funman Rookie

    Of course. I am referring to the 2006 NFL draft. I am simply making the point that it is apparent that McNair, a gutsy player, is probably nearing the limit of his body being able to absorb punishment. The SoCal QB has absorbed lots of Chow coaching to date and the Titans might see him as a good fit for the team given the coach-player relationship extant.
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    what exhawq means is that when you say "when McNair's body gives out", you can easily substitute "next year."
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Link (must be registered)

    Chow May Be About to Say Ciao
    USC offensive coordinator is expected to has been offered the same position with NFL’s Titans and is expected to accept
    By Gary Klein
    Times Staff Writer

    February 8, 2005

    USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow has been offered a similar job with the Tennessee Titans and could accept the offer from the NFL team as soon as today, a source close to the situation said Monday.

    "He's as gone as yesterday," the source said.

    On a day that offensive line coach Tim Davis informed Coach Pete Carroll and players that he was leaving to take a similar position with the Miami Dolphins, Chow declined to say whether Titan Coach Jeff Fisher had offered him the team's offensive coordinator's job.

    But Chow, 58, has been regarded as the leading candidate for the position ever since Mike Heimerdinger left the Titans to become offensive coordinator for the New York Jets.

    Chow, who interviewed with Fisher and team officials in Nashville on Friday, received an offer from Fisher that could be in the range of $1 million annually, which is at least double the salary that Chow earns as one of the highest paid assistants in college football.

    As he left campus in the early afternoon Monday, Chow said his situation would be resolved in "the next day or two."

    "We'll just have to see what happens," Chow said.

    Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart, who was scheduled to meet with Chow Monday, said the possibility of Chow's leaving was "definitely upsetting."

    Last month, Leinart decided to forgo a chance to enter the NFL draft and announced he would return for a fifth and final season of eligibility. The Heisman Trophy winner's decision bolstered the Trojans' chances of winning a third consecutive national championship.

    "It was kind of inevitable it was going to happen the last couple years," Leinart said of Chow's possible departure. "It's just, now, I decided to come back for my fifth year. But I still have no regrets regardless of what he does."

    Leinart, who had elbow surgery two weeks ago, said the loss of quarterbacks coach Carl Smith — now the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars — and Chow would put him in "a tough position."

    Asked if he would have returned for his final season of eligibility if he had known that Chow might not be in the fold, Leinart said, "Obviously, it would have changed my thought process. In all honesty, I didn't really want to play for a new guy coming in.

    "If I had known he would be gone for sure, it definitely would have changed my thought process a lot. I don't know if would still have left or still stayed. I don't know that and, obviously, I never will. But I know it would have [affected] my decision."

    Four members of USC's staff — Davis, Smith, defensive line coach Ed Orgeron and special teams graduate assistant Dennis Slutak — have left for other jobs since the Trojans routed Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

    "The challenge is to replace guys that are championship caliber but I'm prepared to do it," Carroll said. "I'm always expecting that you might have to do this."

    If Chow leaves, Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian could be named co-offensive coordinators. Kiffin, 29, coached USC receivers the last two seasons and was named recruiting coordinator by Carroll last week. Sarkisian, 30, played for Chow at BYU and was USC's quarterbacks coach in 2002 and 2003 before joining the Oakland Raiders' staff before last season.

    Davis, 46, interviewed with the Dolphins on Friday in Miami. Carroll made a counteroffer that Davis pondered over the weekend before deciding on Monday to pursue the NFL opportunity.

    "I couldn't sleep a wink," Davis said. "I just said, 'Let's go.' I talked to Norm and talked to Pete. It's a good opportunity — that crack in your life when you've got to go."

    Carroll said he wished Davis well.

    "I hate to see him go," said Carroll, who hired Davis before the 2002 season. "He's been an awesome part of our program and a big reason for us winning with all the development of the young kids. It's a big loss, but I couldn't be more happy for him."

    Offensive tackle Sam Baker said it would be hard to replace Davis' fiery attitude and intensity, especially on the practice field. "You can't find a guy like coach Davis everywhere," Baker said.


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    Two weeks after surgery on his left elbow, Leinart said he has regained most range of motion and would begin rehabilitation this week. "It's going to be a long, slow process because they want to take their time with everything," he said. "But I'm very confident in getting back."

    Leinart is still experiencing some soreness that he was told could last a month or two. He will not participate in spring practice and said he would focus on improving other parts of his body while healing.

    "The most important thing is to be patient and not get discouraged and know that in the long run it's going to get better," he said.
     
  5. BuckeyeBK

    BuckeyeBK O-H!

    I thought Leinart's comments were very interesting.
     
  6. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Yep, looks like new recruits weren't the only ones that Petey was lying to. That's one dirty mofo. He probably learned how to be evil from JT.
     
  7. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    He needs to quit the bellyaching. He made his decision to return knowing that there were articles out there talking about Chow leaving. It's not as if Chow was some sort of unapproachable person for Matt. If he chose to ignore the info that was circulating, or if he chose not to have a heart to heart with Chow, then he should not be talking like this in public. This is why many sports people were opining that Matt should go to the NFL - he was a hot commodity at the top of his college game who really had nothing left to accomplish with the possibility of something negative happening to him in his 5th year. Too bad he didn't pay closer attention.
     
  8. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    If Chow does leave it will be interesting to see if the emperor has clothes. I think Petey will be fine as he is a good coach, but it will be interesting to see how much of that offensive powerhouse is due to Chow.
     
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    They just have too much talent to drop very far immediately, but I would bet big vCash that they lose two games this season if Chow if gone, and within 3-4 years they'll be a perennial 3-4 loss team. The glamor will have worn off by then.
     
  10. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    The talent level is definitely among the best in the nation and is a great foundation for the new OC, assuming Chow leaves.

    One question. Who does the playbook belong to? Is it the school's, Pete's or Chow's?
     
  11. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    The playbook is the school's. However, the playbook itself means absolute squat...it's knowing which of those plays to call at the right time. Chow is a master of recognizing and creating matchups favorable to the offense. You can give anyone The Bible, but that doesn't make them The Pope.
     
  12. BuckeyeBK

    BuckeyeBK O-H!

    I think on o-zone someone said the last game that USC played without Chow was the Las Vegas Bowl, where they lost 10-6 to Utah with Carson Palmer.

    Don't quote me on that, and obviously they have better players, but that's an interesting factoid.
     
  13. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Chow & Davis gone per LA Times

    If this is true, they will lose their highly touted OL, DL, as well as the best OC in CFB. I'd almost feel bad for them if they hadn't brought in about two hundred blue chippers this year.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-uscfb8feb08,1,1440567.story?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=1&cset=true

     
  14. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    I feel oh so bad for them... I am not sure what I will do
     
  15. EngineerHorn

    EngineerHorn No todo alli

    I wonder how much different their offense will be.

    The losses will definitely hurt, but they have so much raw talent in Compton that coaching might not make that big a difference. Hell, I would stand a shot at winning the MNC as head coach with all those blue chips.

    In any case, this will put a dent in the possibility of impending dynasty.
     

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