Remember two years ago when Norv Turner contacted Clay Helton for the quarterbacks coach job and couldn’t even get an interview?
Turner then became offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers.
But this one might be better: In the past few years, Norm Chow has made multiple calls to Helton — not seeking a job but to see if he there was anything he could do to help in a limited role — and Helton did not return his phone calls.
Considering what Chow did for USC, he deserves a call back, even if he you do not require his assistance.
But this is why Helton’s first instinct is to always go straight to his extrememly limited list of candidates first for a job. By the way, when people always say there is no doubt he is a nice guy, wouldn’t a nice guy return Chow’s phone call?