USC Offensive Coordinator Norm Chow Named As Finalist For Broyles Award

Dec. 3, 2002

LOS ANGELES--USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow has been named as one of five finalists for the 2002 Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant football coach.

The winner will be announced on Dec. 11 at a banquet in Little Rock, Ark. The Award is named in honor of longtime Arkansas athletic director and former Razorbacks football coach Frank Broyles.

Joining Chow as finalists are Notre Dame defensive coordinator Kent Baer, Ohio State defensive coordinator Mark Dantonio, Boise State offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Chris Peterson and Georgia defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Brian VanGorder.

Chow, who was a finalist in the award's inaugural year of 1996, is the first assistant to be named a Broyles finalist at two different schools.

After spending an illustrious 27-year (1973-99) career as an assistant at BYU and the 2000 season at North Carolina State, Chow came to USC in 2001. This year, the Trojan attack leads the Pac-10 and is 10th nationally in both total offense (440.8) and scoring offense (35.6). All-American quarterback Carson Palmer, the Pac-10 career passing and total offense leader who has set 7 Pac-10 and 23 USC records, is a leading contender for the Heisman Trophy.

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