September 12, 2010 |
The sights and sounds at the Rose Bowl Saturday night. UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel up on the big screen, telling the few remaining Bruins fans, "I promise you, we won't give up … " Stanford tackle Derek Hall, almost skipping to the locker room, telling teammates, "Man, we sacked L.A. " Of the two, one can be taken as fact. By the time Stanford finished off a 35-0 victory over the Bruins in a Pacific 10 Conference opener, it seemed clear that there was trouble in Westwood.
February 26, 2004 |
USC lost the Heisman Trophy winner, a Thorpe Award finalist and three senior running backs from its 2002 team -- and still won a share of the national title last season. So the Trojans' confidence remained high Wednesday despite receiver Mike Williams' announcement that he would forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and turn pro. "We understand how to handle personnel losses and move on," Coach Pete Carroll said.
December 28, 2000 |
Two teams from distant schools playing in a bowl game far away--doesn't sound like much for Los Angeles fans to get worked up about. But when North Carolina State plays Minnesota in the Micronpc.com Bowl in Miami this afternoon, USC fans might want to watch. As soon as the game ends, USC Coach Pete Carroll has permission to interview North Carolina State offensive coordinator Norm Chow and is expected to make a bid to lure him to Los Angeles.
November 22, 2010 |
Rick Neuheisel made it clear during a Monday afternoon news conference that he was not ready to commit to bringing back offensive coordinator Norm Chow next season. Chow made it clear Monday evening that the decision was out of his hands, saying, "I would like to come back. I have an agreement. No one is more disappointed in the offense than me. Certainly it is his prerogative to do that. He can let us go, stay with us or not. " Chow is in the third year of a three-year contract but has agreed in principle to a two-year contract extension believed to be worth about $500,000 a season.
August 26, 2001 |
Carson Palmer hesitated a bit walking into the USC football office last winter. He was going to meet his new boss. For the better part of three decades, Norm Chow had engineered some of the best offenses in college football, nurturing such quarterbacks as Steve Young and Jim McMahon. His hiring as offensive coordinator at USC was heralded as a coup for the Trojans. "I was nervous," Palmer said of his first encounter with Chow. "He called me in, told me to sit down." And they proceeded to talk.
April 21, 2009 |
When the head coach opens up a postmortem by praising the defense for a "great day," and says how "proud" he is of the unit, it's a sign those on the offense should brace themselves for what follows. "Our offensive football team has got to take the onus to try to match that intensity," UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel said. "We got to play harder as an offense. It has to happen for us to be the kind of football team we want to be." There was frustration in Neuheisel's voice after Monday's practice.
December 18, 2010 |
UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel began reshaping his football program Saturday, firing defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and wide receivers coach Reggie Moore, and said that more changes are coming after the Bruins' 4-8 season. Whether that means more firings or a "reshuffling" of the offensive staff remains to be seen. Neuheisel said he was "evaluating" the situation, leaving the status of offensive coordinator Norm Chow undetermined. Neuheisel said there would be no more dismissals of defensive coaches, but "there are certain other things I want to continue to consider.
January 24, 2011 |
Here's what I don't get. One year ago UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero get together and agree to extend, that's extend , Norm Chow's contract. So what changes in the next 10 months or so? Guerrero says he had extensive conversations with Neuheisel about Chow's contract status a year ago, and that Neuheisel "was convinced it was the appropriate thing to do. [Neuheisel] was very satisfied with the way things were going. " But things didn't go well for the Bruins.
April 15, 2009 |
It was time for a lesson at the end of UCLA's spring football practice Tuesday. The curriculum: Don't lose your temper and don't move before the snap. Coach Rick Neuheisel fired off a stern lecture after post-play shoving and talking became serious. Tight end Morrell Presley ripped safety Rahim Moore's helmet off. Safety E.J. Woods jumped into the fray, leading Neuheisel to admonish the team, saying, "We're trying to build a program and you're doing [foolish] stuff."
December 3, 2010 |
Speculation about possible football coaching changes at UCLA has centered on offensive coordinator Norm Chow . Dangling even more precariously is defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough . Coach Rick Neuheisel has said he will evaluate each of his assistant coaches at the end of the season, but Chow recently was awarded a two-year contract extension. Though it has yet to be signed, that would require Chow quitting or a hefty buyout for him not to return. Meanwhile, Bullough is at the end of his contract, and the shaky performance of a young Bruins defense could make him a fall guy for the team's poor record.