Some UH football fans are upset that new coach Norm Chow will remain as Utah’s offensive coordinator for the Utes’ final game, the Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve against Georgia Tech, before officially becoming the Warriors’ head coach.
This is silly; Chow’s remaining with the Utes is what anyone with any sense of commitment would want to do. Even if Utah were not his alma mater, Chow, like other people with even just a normal amount of class, would just consider this the right thing to do, probably without even thinking much about it. And UH is right in not pressuring him to do otherwise.
It’s a dead period for recruiting anyway. And anyone who thinks Chow is not formulating some plans and building his UH staff in his “free time” between game-planning for the Yellow Jackets and coaching up the Utes hasn’t quite thought this out.
Wouldn’t you rather be welcoming a new head coach like Chow than Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly? Remember how he left Cincinnati high and dry before its bowl game? To me, it’s a sign of character.