There are no mentors without proteges. No great teachers without star pupils.
Norm Chow is the most renowned mentor of quarterbacks in college history. Has coached three Heisman Trophy winners, six first-round NFL picks.
Chow was brought to UCLA to continue his success as an offensive coordinator and developer of phenomenal collegiate quarterbacks.
Only it’s hard to be this super quarterback guru without serious quarterback prospects.
Ah, yes, my Bruins children, gather round while Chow dispenses his insight to the guys pegged to be third- and fourth-stringers.
It wasn’t like UCLA had this abundance of extraordinary talent at quarterback to begin with.
But shortly after winning the starting job in spring, Pat Cowan ripped his knee up in practice and was lost for the season.