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Reports today are that Norm Chow is as good as gone from USC, accepting a $1 million offer to be the Offensive Coordinator for the Tennessee Titans. LAist will miss Norm Chow, and his offensive wizardry, but this is not quite the end of the world. While Chow is probably the best offensive coordinator in all of college football, Pete Carroll has been planning for his departure for a while. Great teams lose their assistant coaches all the time, and USC is more than ready to carry on. We're stunned that Chow was able to stick around for 4 years after he turned down the Kentucky Head Coaching job, an assistant position with the Arizona Cardinals, and he was amazingly passed over for the Stanford Head Coaching job.

Some reports claim that Chow jumped at the offer because his relationship with Pete Carroll was strained. But LAist thinks this is making mountains out of molehills. Chow is leaving for an NFL job, with a good NFL team that has a good head coach, and a great quarterback in Steve McNair. He's doubling his salary. And this only pads his resume for the college head coaching job he so desperately seeks.