Chow wants to return; Neuheisel to decide

PASADENA -- UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow has been answering questions about his status for next season for the last three weeks.

Coach Rick Neuheisel intends to give him an answer "quickly."

"I want to make it quickly, but I also need to be prudent with respect to recruiting," Neuheisel said of his timetable for evaluating which of his staff will return next season.

Neuheisel said recruiting will be his main focus until Dec. 20, the end of the current NCAA contact period.

As for whether he had any inclination about his future, Chow said, "I don’t have any idea. I’m sure we’ll talk about it. I’d like to come back. These are great kids. I’d love to come back. That’s not my decision."