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    Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    On NBC last night, they said Chow use to coach at ISU. Is that right?




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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    I heard the same thing. I can't confirm it though.



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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    I think it's wrong. I think he was a Hawkeye coach until he opened his own gym.



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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    I dont think so but not sure since they said he was the coach at Iowa during the team competition on Tuesday.


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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    No, it was actually the UofI....the announcer had quite a pause trying to think of the university. he was probably confusing it with Shawn's use of I-state's facitlities while Chow's gym was flooded. but, hey it was a mention.



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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by kgreeny View Post
    On NBC last night, they said Chow use to coach at ISU. Is that right?
    Pollard ran him off as the fans didn't like the 'thugs' he was recruiting. Pollard was really making a statement about the direction of the program, and replaced him with his own people. The ISU fans were cold and unforgiving...

    I'm sorry wrong thread.


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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Yeah, the Chow's Gymnastics website confirms that he spent seven years at Iowa...

    Coaching Career
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    Head Coach of 2007 World Championship U.S. Champion Team
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    As I pointed out last night, though, at least the announcer messed up by saying Iowa State instead of Iowa. Usually when an announcer does something like that, it's the other way around.


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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigB View Post
    No, it was actually the UofI....the announcer had quite a pause trying to think of the university. he was probably confusing it with Shawn's use of I-state's facitlities while Chow's gym was flooded. but, hey it was a mention.

    True. Plus you have to understand that most people outside the midwest (even in some parts of the midwest) confuse the two schools and don't really know where they are.



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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Well, with his new fame could we get him as a part-time coach. he could send us recruits.




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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Actually he was at Iowa... I thought it was hilarious that they said ISU b/c it is usually the other way around.... :)

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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by kgreeny View Post
    Well, with his new fame could we get him as a part-time coach. he could send us recruits.
    Nah he'll be too busy raking in the cash, telling all of these girls they're the next Shawn Johnson (or having the parents pay him to "make" them the next Shawn Johnson), even though that's impossible.....



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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    Nah he'll be too busy raking in the cash, telling all of these girls they're the next Shawn Johnson (or having the parents pay him to "make" them the next Shawn Johnson), even though that's impossible.....
    I wonder how full his gym got in the last couple of years? Talk about striking oil after only having his own gym for a couple of months.



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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I wonder how full his gym got in the last couple of years? Talk about striking oil after only having his own gym for a couple of months.
    Wait, when do you think Chow started his gym? He's had it for closing on a decade.


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    Re: Liang Chow- ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Wait, when do you think Chow started his gym? He's had it for closing on a decade.
    Hasn't Johnson been training there for 12 years?



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