* I’ve spoken to several people and 1000 different theories are being floated. Calls to Chow and Neuheisel have not been answered, nor have texts. No one has heard directly from either in hours.
* The last word I got is that USC has given up on having anything about Chow at the press conference later today.
* At this point, if the numbers are true – anywhere from a million to a million-five – UCLA can’t and downright shouldn’t match the offer. $1.5 million for a college offensive coordinator, whose two UCLA offenses have finished 111th and 88th in the country? Come on.
* Here’s my deal: Chow has a year left on his contract. A guy in Chow’s shoes deserves more job security. Chris Peterson’s name gets brought up at SC? More job security. Del Rio? More job security. Harbaugh? More job security. If this all ends up with Chow getting a raise and some more security, I think he stays.
Where does that leave us now? Well, as of 11:48, Norm Chow is UCLA’s offensive coordinator. By 12:48, he could be USC’s. It all depends on the offers.