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Maryland OC interested in vacant Colorado State job

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Maryland coach Randy Edsall has already lost a handful of players to transfer in the past couple weeks. Now, he could be losing his offensive coordinator.

Whether or not Colorado State wants Gary Crowton remains to be seen.

The Denver Post caught up with the Crowton, who said he would like to be considered for the CSU job after new athletic director Jack Graham fired Steve Fairchild.

I’ve contacted the school,” Crowton said. “I’ve not heard back from them. I’m sure they’re putting together a committee and I think they’ve hired a company and they’re looking at candidates. I’m just hoping to get in there so they give me a chance.”

Crowton played at CSU in 1978 after transferring from Snow Junior College in 1976-77.

“I know that league very well because I’ve coached in that league,” Crowton said referring to his time as a head coach at BYU when the Cougars were in the Mountain West. “I think CSU is just on the verge of becoming good again, like they were back in the day when I was at BYU and Sonny was there and they had that quarterback that kind of looked like a linebacker.”

Crowton hasn’t been a head coach since his four-year stint at BYU, but has hopped around at Oregon, LSU and Maryland in OC roles. He was previously the head coach at Louisiana Tech fro 1996-98.

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7 Responses to “Maryland OC interested in vacant Colorado State job”
  1. woebegong says: Dec 9, 2011 11:07 PM

    Don’t know about the CSU job, but I understand Florida is looking for an OC. Of course the job security might not be all that good though, since I figure in another two years at the max, if you believe the Florida bloggers on these NBC sports blogs, they will be looking for a new HC by then. They pay good though, you just need to set aside some money, in case of a dry stretch after the Florida job.

  2. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Dec 10, 2011 1:51 AM

    Maryland right now is like a sinking ship and all the rats are trying to exit as quick as possible.

  3. halo81 says: Dec 10, 2011 3:11 AM

    Couldn’t happen to a better guy in Edsall [sarcasm].

    He’s a jerk. Left the people behind at Connecticut that made him successful and treated his old players like crap.

    I wish him nothing but failure.

  4. woebegong says: Dec 10, 2011 6:46 AM

    I,d say, you are pretty much getting your wish then.

  5. chmba says: Dec 10, 2011 9:13 AM

    Crowton was an unmitigated disaster at LSU. Why would Colorado State want him?

  6. worldwidebleater says: Dec 10, 2011 10:08 AM

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  7. woebegong says: Dec 10, 2011 10:52 AM

    I’ll take the crab cakes and leave the HC at Maryland out of the race. At least the Crab cakes will satisfy your hunger. I think Edsall is an Edsel and out of his league.

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