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UH AD addresses Chow's remarks to national, Utah media

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A winless campaign isn't easy to deal with, so many have been wondering what kind of effect this season is having on Rainbow Warriors head football coach Norm Chow.

He gave some insight this past weekend to both national and local media in Utah both before and after Hawaii's worst loss of the season.

During the CBS Sports Network's broadcast of the UH-Utah State game, play-by-play analyst Dave Ryan talked about a conversation he had with Chow earlier in the week:

"Norm Chow did tell us, Arch (color commentator Adam Archuleta) pretty interesting this week, in our discussion with the long-time veteran coach. Sort of intimating to us, 'I'm not sure if I am cut out for this head coaching thing.' Now I'm not saying -- he's got a long time left on his contract -- we're not by any means saying that he's going to leave Hawaii, but it's been sort of a rude awakening. He said the travel was the hardest thing. I mean it's six hours on a plane to get to the mainland from Hawaii."

Those sentiments were further echoed in comments made to the Deseret News after the game.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"I don't know. I don't know I'm way too old for this," he said with a wry smile. "I had fun as an assistant. I don't know about all this stuff."

UH athletics director Ben Jay addressed those comments Monday, saying they were made in jest.

Jay also said he and Chow have had conversations before about the heavy workload required of a head coach.

"His first comment to me was, 'I guess, I'm not allowed to joke anymore,' and I said, 'No you're not. And so he gets it," Jay said. "Norm Chow is going to be the head football coach as long as he wants to be the head football coach and right now I support him and this department supports him."

"After each and every season, we're going to sit down and we're gonna talk about these things as I do with all the coaches and we will figure out what needs to be done next."

Meanwhile, the Bows still have a game to prepare for. The team is practicing in Utah as it prepares for Saturday's matchup with Navy.

Kickoff is set for 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time.

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