It's official: Chow stays at UCLA

UCLA officially announced that offensive coordinator Norm Chow will remain at UCLA instead of joining Lane Kiffin's staff at USC.

Score one for the Bruins.

“I appreciate the interest from USC and Lane Kiffin, but I feel we are building something special here at UCLA and I am excited about our future,” Chow said in a statement. “We have some outstanding young players in the program and we are working hard on finishing strong in recruiting.”

Also, from head coach Rick Neuheisel: “We are thrilled that Norm is going to continue as our offensive coordinator. As Norm said, we are building something special at UCLA and he is certainly a very important part of the package. We have unfinished business here at UCLA and our coaches and players are very excited about our future. I’m glad Norm wants to finish what he’s started. UCLA is a special place to call home.”