Quarterback Kevin Prince of UCLA says he's looking forward to playing against his former offensive coordinator when the Bruins visit Norm Chow and the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, and not for the same reasons as teammate Joseph Faurina.
A junior tight end, Faurina blasted Chow on Twitter before the season.
"Dear Chow, I'm so glad you're gone," Faurina wrote. "Can't wait to beat that [butt] Nov. 12!! Enjoy that big check! You don't deserve any of it."
Prince was far more gracious in a phone interview today, saying he liked Chow and enjoyed a good relationship with him. But Chow was forced out after last season with the Bruins, when head coach Rick Neuheisel abandoned his offensive system in favor of the option-based "pistol" scheme.
So does it mean more for Prince to play against Chow?
"It does," Prince said, "because we feel like we formed a pretty close relationship in the few years that we had together. He became a family friend, so it's definitely neat to be playing against someone who you have so much respect for. You want to be able to play well in those types of games."
Might be tough. The Utes are favored by 7 points.
— Michael C. Lewis
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