Not surprisingly, many of the questions during Norm Chow's press conference centered around his experiences at USC and being back in a familiar environment come Saturday.
One reporter asked Coach Chow if he had taken a look at the new facility that USC just opened and mentioned that Hawaii may be on the opposite end of the college football spectrum, facility wise. Chow explained that USC has outstanding support for athletics from top to bottom, and that's not something that you find everywhere.
"That's typical USC, and that's why I enjoyed being there so much. There was a firm committment from everyone involved from the president to the boosters, to everybody ina the committment to college athletics, and it shows."
“OK, let me see: Who’s out there in the crowd? So many people have their hands up. OK – you, way in the back? Do you have a question?” he joked.
Have we mentioned how great it is to have him back?
Also during the teleconference, Steve Sarkisian made his opening remarks, then opened it up for questions. After a few moments went by and no one had anything to ask, Sark thanked everyone for their time, and hung up.
It's going to be an interesting season in the Pac 12.
Back in April, the Memphis City Council approved $9 million in funding to renovate Memorial Stadium for the Tigers. The Tigers Sports Information Department released this video highlighting the new look.
The improvements look nice and include field turf, new lights and fresh paint, concessions areas, a press box, new sound system, and an impressive $2.5 million video board.
The Tigers break in the new look stadium Saturday against Tennessee-Martin at 6pm.