November 11, 2006
Two weeks ago, USC was down by 23 late and on the road against Oregon State. The Trojans found determination and grit and pushed back to miss overtime by a fingertip deflection of a two-point conversion. The attitude continued last week and they destroyed Stanford. Two weeks ago, UCLA was at home against Washington State and ahead at halftime. The Bruins got shut out in the second half, losing in a 37-15 game not as close as the score. The attitude continued last week in a loss to Cal. Given the performance under their current staff, is it any wonder that UCLA All-Americans Ken Norton and Wendell Tyler either want to coach at USC or want their sons to play there next season?
January 6, 2005 |
Norm Chow, USC's offensive coordinator, will be considered for the same position with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. Raven Coach Brian Billick said the team would like to have a new offensive coordinator in place before the team's personnel meetings in two weeks. Billick's ties with Chow date back nearly 30 years to Brigham Young. Chow could not be reached for comment. Chow interviewed to become coach at Stanford in December.
September 29, 2001
Losses Will Do for You Top five explanations for USC's 1-2 record: 5. When the going gets tough, the tough get Carson Palmer to turn the ball over. 4. USC's defense blinded by Kansas State running backs' silver helmets. 3. Trojans historically do not play well against teams with animal nicknames. 2. Oregon's green jerseys make it hard to see and tackle them on grass. 1. Trojan players insist: "Football is harder than we thought." David Allen Tyau Pasadena I think I'm already starting to miss Hue Jackson.
November 27, 2009 |
In the relatively cloistered world of college football, Demetrius Papadakis qualifies as a blasphemer. His father, John, played at USC in the early 1970s. One older brother, Taso, played linebacker for the Trojans and another, Petros, was a tailback. The family restaurant, Papadakis Taverna in San Pedro, is a USC hangout. So how did Demetrius end up as a walk-on fullback at UCLA? "My family has been very true Trojans," his father said. "But what can I say? UCLA noticed him and encouraged him."
February 11, 2005 |
Standing at that lectern a couple of weeks ago, his voice breaking, his forehead sweating, we thought Matt Leinart was making this difficult decision alone. Turns out, he had company. "This was about Matt and Norm," said his father, Bob. "They were doing this together. One last year together." Together, Matt and his guru Norm Chow, meeting for an hour every day to talk about everything.
February 7, 2005 |
USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow and offensive line coach Tim Davis are expected to decide in the next few days whether they will move to the NFL or return as the Trojans pursue a third consecutive national title. Chow interviewed for the Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator's job on Friday in Nashville.
February 3, 2005 |
One recruiting season ended Wednesday when USC announced another stellar class of incoming players. Now, the pursuit of Trojan offensive coordinator Norm Chow by at least one NFL team is expected to begin in earnest this week. Sources said Tennessee Titan Coach Jeff Fisher is expected to speak with Chow as soon as today and possibly meet with him in Nashville this weekend.
October 25, 2009 |
UCLA's woes on offense were focused on the Bruins' quarterbacks Saturday after a 27-13 loss to Arizona. The Bruins managed only 211 yards -- one week after rolling up 448 yards in a 45-26 loss to California. "We thought we were moving in the right direction with the plays we made against Cal," Coach Rick Neuheisel said. "But they weren't being made today. I don't know what the problem was, but it was a frustrating day for our offense." Neuheisel yanked quarterback Kevin Prince in favor of Kevin Craft , then yanked Craft for Richard Brehaut, who got one series near the end of the game.
September 15, 2004 |
USC's game Saturday at Brigham Young is a homecoming of sorts for Norm Chow, but the Trojan offensive coordinator is not expected to shed any tears. Just as he did last season, before USC played host to the Cougars at the Coliseum, Chow said Tuesday that he had no special feeling for playing against a program in which he spent more than 25 years as an assistant coach.