Utah gets discount on Chow

Utah hired offensive coordinator Norm Chow on sale.

Chow has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Utes that will pay him $275,000 per year, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Chris Foster of the LA Times reported that Chow made $640,000 in 2010, but that included a $250,000 bonus. His base salary the two previous seasons, according to Foster, was $300,000.

Still, Chow's take from Utah will be smaller this season than last. But don't cry for Chow, and not just because the cost of living in Salt Lake City is much lower than LA.

Chow and UCLA last July agreed to a two-year extension, worth about $1 million, according to reports. The chief reason for the delay in Chow leaving for Utah was the settlement process with UCLA. While settlement terms have not been made public, Foster Tweeted Thursday that Chow's "buyout was believed to be $350,000 to $400,000."

So the Utes' discount is being covered by the Bruins, and Chow ends up with nearly as much money as he would have made at UCLA.