Hawaii has announced that Norm Chow has been relieved of his duties nine games into his fourth season.
Chow is best known for his work with quarterbacks like Steve Young and Marc Wilson (BYU), Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer (USC), and Philip Rivers (NC State). As the offensive coordinator at USC, Chow’s offense put up gaudy numbers and sent a number of players on to varying degrees of success in the NFL.
Chow was 10-36 during his time leading the program, with 2014’s 4-9 season marking his most successful year on the field. Chow was 4-25 in Mountain West play. Hawaii started the season with a bang, knocking off Pac-12 opponent Colorado to start the season 1-0, but they’ve gone on to drop every game against an FBS opponent in the weeks that have followed, with only a win against UC Davis to their credit.
Offensive line coach Chris Naeole has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
In his first season as a head coach with the Warriors, Chow posted a 3-9 record and his second year they dropped to 1-11 with five of those losses coming by a touchdown or less, including two in overtime.
Hawaii is the second program to come open today, following the announcement out of Virginia Tech the Frank Beamer would be retiring at the end of the year, and they become the tenth program nationally to enter the off season looking for a new head coach.
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