Maryland Will Negotiate Gary Crowton's Departure

After losing several players to transfers and being released from their scholarships this season, the Maryland Terrapins will also be losing offensive coordinator Gary Crowton. According to reports, Maryland became upset at Crowton courting other coaching opportunities as well as the fact that the Terrapins offense under Crowton was completely ineffective.

It could be that Crowton and Maryland will agree to a negotiated buyout under which the school will be responsible for some -- but not all -- of the balance of his three-year contract. He makes a guaranteed $500,000 per year.

If Crowton were found in breach of contract, Maryland would not be responsible for the balance. I don't know if that possibility will enter into the negotiations or not.

According to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun, Maryland became unhappy with Crowton when he publicly reached out for the head coaching position at Colorado State.

For more on the Maryland Terrapins, visit SB Nation's Maryland blog Testudo Times.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.