Here are a few quotes from Norm Chow from the article that TJ Simers wrote in the LA times today. Chow is clearly not in agreement with Neuheisel's choice of playing two quarterbacks on Saturday, and he wants everyone to know it. Call me crazy, but to me it looks like he wants to wash his hands of the decision to run a two quarterback system. For Norm to come out publicly, and not back up Neuheisel is a big deal in my opinion. Its definitely another crack in the coaching ninja alliance.
I would be totally shocked if Norm stayed at ucla after his contract is up. He and Neuheisel clearly do not see eye to eye on how to run the offense, specifically at the quarterback position. If you recall last season Neuheisel wanted to pull Kevin Craft out after one of his many interceptions, and Norm talked him out of it. Prince is Chow's pick, and Chow is sticking with his choice. Now who do you think is better at evaluating quarterback talent, and identifying which quarterback gives you the best chance to win? If I were Neuheisel, I would listen to Norm. He has a much better track record with this sort of thing. I think Neuheisel is feeling the pressure after the 4 game skid and is looking for a quick and dirty way to fix it, or perhaps just wants to shake things up. I think that kind of plan is going to backfire.
Notable Norm Chow quotes:
"I guess we need to find out which quarterback, although I thought we knew," Chow said, while going on to add, "I know who it is. I still think it is Kevin Prince.
"Now I'm not going against what the head coach has to say here; he's the boss and I've never fought with the head coach in my life."
"Disagreements are different from fights," said the former USC assistant. "I think it's important to find out for our program which guys are the best, but right now I think it's Prince."
"Last year was the first time in my entire coaching career I had a losing season,"
Better be ready to amend this quote Norm.
"The last two years was the first time in my entire coaching career I had back to back losing seasons,"