Norm Chow: Max Wittek reminds me of Carson Palmer

Norm Chow was a USC Trojans assistant coach during the days that Carson Palmer started at quarterback. Now, Chow is the head coach for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Hawaii is apparently very excited about their new quarterback that decided to join the program, ex-USC signal-caller Max Wittek.

Wittek has a lot of talent, and is heading into his senior season looking to make a point. He has yet to show the potential that he has on the field, and he’ll have to come through with a monster season if he wants any chance at continuing his football career.

Through the limited playing time that he was given with the Trojans, Wittek ended up throwing for 600 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions.

Heading into the 2015 season, Chow had some glowing comments about his new quarterback.

Chow even went as far as to compare Wittek to Palmer.

“He was our scout team quarterback, and he ripped us every day,” Chow said of Wittek. “He made some very ordinary walk-on receivers look pretty good. If you had to make a training tape, you’d make it with Carson Palmer. This guy would be second. I’m not kidding you. He has good touch, a quick release and great anticipation. Most young kids don’t have that. They’ll wait till the guy is wide-ass open. This guy anticipates it.”

At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, Wittek has the prototypical size to be an NFL quarterback if he can prove himself during his final college season. Hawaii’s offense will fit his arm well, although he doesn’t have the valuable experience that most seniors have.

Needless to say, Chow thinks that he has NFL talent and is putting him into a very high category.

Wittek will have a lot to live up to this coming season, but he is ready to do just that. Expect to see him show more talent than many expect to see from him, and to be a major difference maker for the Rainbow Warriors.

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