When former USC athletic director Mike Garrett hired Lane Kiffin, he imagined a dream staff that included Ed Orgeron and Monte Kiffin. And he wanted Norm Chow as offensive coordinator. So he told Lane Kiffin to try and hire Chow.
So what did Kiffin do? He left an unenthusiastic message on Chow’s cell phone saying, “Mike Garrett wanted me to call you, so if you want a job, call me.”
Chow wasn’t about to leave his job at UCLA for someplace it didn’t sound like he was wanted. Plus he would give up playcalling if he went to USC. We all know how well that worked out for Kiffin.