Chow gets 2-year extension

Published Nov. 24, 2010 2:07 p.m. ET

Nov. 24, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow's two-year contract extension finally has been approved by the University of California Board of Regents.

The school announced Wednesday that Chow's deal was approved late last week. Chow agreed to the extension in July, several months after USC approached him about a return to the Trojans.

The veteran coach has been criticized this season with the Bruins' offense mired in 111th place out of 120 FBS teams, averaging just 300 yards per game. UCLA is 117th in passing offense.

Coach Rick Neuheisel hasn't confirmed Chow will return next season, saying only he'll evaluate every aspect of his program.

UCLA (4-6, 2-5 Pac-10) must win its final two games against Arizona State and USC to secure bowl eligibility.