Thursday, December 13, 2007

Chow to Be Interviewed by UCLA

Norm Chow, offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans and a former USC assistant, is expected to be interviewed for the Bruins' opening by the end of the week, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Chow, 61, has also been offensive coordinator at Brigham Young and North Carolina State. He has been with the Titans since 2005 and worked with DeWayne Walker, who is currently serving as UCLA's interim coach. Walker, the team's defensive coordinator, reportedly interviewed for the job on Tuesday.

Another possible candidate is Brigham Young coach Bronco Mendenhall, whose team will play UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl.

In other coaching-related news:

Michigan: One would think that with Les Miles now on the search committee, this gig would get filled rather quickly. It's getting borderline ridiculous. The latest name is K.C. Keeler, the Delaware coach. Keeler said Wednesday he has not had any contact with Michigan. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State for his help.

Duke: Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe, 53, interviewed on Wednesday. Karl Dorrell remains in the mix, as does Grambling State coach Rod Broadway.

Houston: Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin is back in the picture, but Notre Dame offensive coordinator Michael Haywood has been eliminated, according to the Houston Chronicle. Jack Pardee is still in the running. Update: Sporting News reports that Sumlin will be named coach.

Colorado State: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild, 49, is the Rams' new coach.

Southern Mississippi: Larry Fedora, 45, the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, was named coach.

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