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Interesting L.A. Times comment: USC's Chow

Discussion in 'College Football' started by SanClementeBuck, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Chris Dufresne, in today's L.A. Times writes about USC's win over VT. He states "It wasn't an entirely impressive performance..." and, "USC figures to benefit from the dropping of SoS from the BCS formula."

    He does compliment Norm Chow the USC offensive coordinator...and a coach I consider an offensive genius:

    "The entertaining part is watching how (Chow) moves Bush (RB with 3 TDs) around the field until he finds a mismatch Bush can exploit. Bush's last TD...was executed when Bush found himself covered in the right flat by VT linebacker Warren. See ya."

    "Warren had no chance of covering Bush and fell down trying... Chow also illustrated fearlessness as one of the secrets to great play calling."

    I suppose most OC's attempt the same thing in games, but Chow (at BYU and now at SC), seems to be a master at these type of analyses to enhance his offensive attacks.

    Frankly, I wish VT had won or at least made the game closer, but with Chow as OC, USC will be hard to match on offense...the USC D is another matter.
  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I'll agree he's a master at what he does. I hate the term genius for football coaches. I'll be very happy if Chow's a head coach soon for BYU, Texas, Washington, or anywhere except tsun or ND.
  3. NoVABuck

    NoVABuck Newbie

    Not everyone has a RB like Reggie Bush. We sure as hell don't. It's a lot easier to be "fearless" when you have a guy in the backfield that no one on the field can cover.
  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Truer words have never been spoken.

    The media wishes to be able to apply their hype to USC unimpeded and bothersome little facts like rolling through a patheticly weak schedule just don't need to be factored in.

    It's much more chic to elevate USC to all-time great status now instead of waiting untill they actually make it through the candy-ass Pac10 unscathed for once. Who cares if this team is 2 years removed from a Las Vegas Bowl loss to Utah, Mark May says they have California speed and thats all I need to hear. Give them the title now :shake:
  5. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Smacks more of necessity due to lack of experienced wideouts than "fearlessness", but okay.
  6. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior


    I agree with that post except that little blurb at the end bout he wishes it couldv'e been closer. I mean USC was only winning by 1 point later in the game and Tech covered the spread?! haha what else they want from teams that face this team?
  7. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    Perhaps TGII in the future. :osu:
  8. To me bush is not that great of a tailback. running the ball he is good not great. he is great when he gets in open field with vertical passing from his rb spot and when he is run on screens, i think this does show chow has a craft and niche for making his system work for what he has. on 3rd and 2 bush is not in the game the other two backs do must of the running from what i noticed. bush actually reminds me of wiley ala his frosh year (think the pitt game-his first three collee tocuhes went for 6)
  9. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Chow should've steamrolled Va Tech with LenDale White right, and left. But he really wanted to make the other parts of his Voltron offense click into place. He kept throwing and throwing even though White seemed like he could get ten yards a pop and the oline was really doing well in that capacity. It was like he wanted everyone's (Leinart) stats look pretty good. Eventually, he went with sure-thing number 2, which was Bush in isolation in the seam covered by LB or other. Leinart did get to show some excellent touch, seeing the depth of the field extremely well.

    I'm not going to second guess the guy because smart coaches seem to have a method to their insanity (Tressel, seems to really want to lull you to sleep with the punts, defense, field position and karate passes).
  10. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    Did you catch the comment one of the commentators dropped, I believe after the second TD? I'm not sure if Reggie said this to him or Chow relayed the comment, but Bush said, "I'm not a receiver, I'm a running back." Reminded me of a young Wiley also.

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