Report: Norm Chow won't join Kiffin at USC


Offensive coordinator Norm Chow will remain with UCLA next season and will not join Lane Kiffin at USC, his agent tells ESPN.

Chow, who worked with Kiffin under Pete Carroll at USC, was mentioned as a possible offensive coordinator for the Trojans when Kiffin succeeded Carroll.

But Chow's agent, Don Yee, tells ESPN that talks went no further than one brief contact with USC about the position.

UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said he spoke with Chow on Wednesday afternoon, adding his offensive coordinator "assured me he wants to be at UCLA."

Chow is in the final year of his contract and set to take a hefty pay cut (from $1 million to $640,000) because the money he was being paid by the NFL's Tennessee Titans is up after this season. While Neuheisel wouldn't comment on the prospect of an extension for Chow, he addressed it indirectly.

"Obviously there can be movement in that regard. That's for the people who sign the checks and make those decisions," he said. "With respect for me, I want to know that my assistant coaches want to be here."

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