Norm Chow: Whatever needs to get done needs to get done
- by Administrator 3 years ago
When Rick Neuheisel took over at UCLA in 2008, he never expected the Bruins would struggle on offense for three consecutive years.
The Bruins have gone from 111th nationally in total offense (2008) to 88th (2009), and now back to 111th (2010).
Offensive coordinator Norm Chow told ESPNLosAngeles.com , “I'm a big guy. I've been around this business a long time. I've been fired before. It's part of the deal. Obviously it's something he's thinking through. That's his prerogative as a head coach."
"No one is more disappointed in the offense than I am. Whatever needs to get done needs to get done. You won't hear any excuses out of me."
Neuheisel explained, “I haven't ventured down that path. The evaluation period will start as soon as the season is over. Once we get to that point, then we'll make the decisions as to what's the best thing for UCLA football, just as my bosses do. My bosses have to do that as well."
“I believe in Norm Chow. I think he's a great coach; I think he's a great guy. I've got to decide what's best for UCLA football; and I can't do that right now. I've got to figure out right now what we can do to beat Arizona State."
UCLA finished 4-8 in Neuheisel’s first season. In 2009, the Bruins defeated Temple in the EagleBank Bowl to finish 7-6. This season, UCLA is 4-6 and travels to Arizona State this weekend before hosting USC in the season finale. UCLA is 117th in turnover margin.