Norm Chow, perhaps the top offensive coordinator in college football, will continue in that role at UCLA, it was announced today.
"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, who has coached three Heisman Trophy winners during his illustrious career. "We have some outstanding young players in the program and we are working hard on finishing strong in recruiting."
"We are thrilled that Norm is going to continue as our offensive coordinator," said head coach Rick Neuheisel. "As Norm said, we are building something special at UCLA and he is certainly a very important part of the package. We have unfinished business here at UCLA and our coaches and players are very excited about our future. I'm glad Norm wants to finish what he's started. UCLA is a special place to call home."
Other sources are indicating that the UCLA administration has worked to enhance Chow's salary package with the school. He was slated to make $640,000 next season, which includes a $250,000 bonus if he's on the coaching staff when spring practice starts.
Here is also a rundown on how the entire Chow/USC Saga went down, from what we've learned: