Crowton to Maryland

Two days after Les Miles announced he would stay at LSU, assistant Gary Crowton accepted the offensive coordinator job at Maryland. Crowton had spent four seasons as LSU's offensive coordinator, winning a National Championship in 2007.

BATON ROUGE --- After four seasons in the booth at LSU, offensive coordinator Gary Crowton decided on Thursday to take the same position at Maryland.

Crowton was reportedly offered a three-year contract at $500,000 a year. He was making $475,000 a year this season and had one year remaining on his contract at $500,000.

Crowton served as LSU’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for four years, and he captured a National Championship in his first year and posted a 40-13 overall record over the stretch.

“I appreciate all that Gary did for LSU during his four years with us,” said head coach Les Miles. “Gary helped us win a lot of games over the last four years, including a national championship. He’s an outstanding coach and a man of great character.

“We wish him and his family well in any of their future endeavors.”

While no names have been mentioned as a possible replacement, Miles said that the search for a new offensive coordinator would begin immediately.


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