LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Sports Network) - UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow has decided to remain at the school after receiving overtures to return to Southern California in the same position.
Chow was the offensive coordinator at USC under Pete Carroll from 2001-04,
helping the Trojans to a pair of national championships. He then left for the
NFL and the Tennessee Titans for three years before returning back to college
at UCLA in 2008.
New USC coach Lane Kiffin tried to lure Chow back to the Bruins' chief rival.
"I appreciate the interest from USC and Lane Kiffin, but I feel we are
building something special here at UCLA and I am excited about our future,"
said Chow. "We have some outstanding young players in the program and we are
working hard on finishing strong in recruiting."
Chow has coached Heisman Trophy winners Ty Detmer, Carson Palmer and Matt
Leinart during his illustrious college career. He spent 27 years at BYU
(1973-99) and one year at North Carolina State (2000) before going to USC.