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October 27, 2007
Chatting with Chow

NASHVILLE – Speaking with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow was definitely enlightening.

*Chow keeps in touch with his former quarterbacks like Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Philip Rivers (folks forget Chow spent some time at North Carolina State).

*Chow said there was no animosity when he left USC and that he doesn’t know how stories he didn’t get along with Carroll or Kiffin surfaced.

He said all of the coaches there deserved credit for the success USC had.
Though Kiffin doesn’t credit Chow for his success like he does Pete Carroll or Jeff Tedford, it turns out Chow is a fan of Tedford, too.

*Tedford was the offensive coordinator at Fresno State that allowed Kiffin to get his start in coaching as a graduate assistant.

Chow said he and Tedford couldn’t agree more on how a game should be called.

That’s funny to me because some of the criticism Tedford has received lately (too conservative, not passing enough) are some of the criticisms aimed at Kiffin.

Chow’s offense with the Titans is all about the run, too.

Perhaps that’s the part of Chow that rubbed off on Kiffin at USC.

--Jason Jones


--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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