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Gary Crowton Accepts Offer To Become Maryland Offensive Coordinator, According To Report

It looks like Gary Crowton is indeed leaving LSU to become Maryland's new offensive coordinator. Crowton has accepted the position, according to a report by The report was also confirmed by Randy Rosetta of the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Crowton has been the offensive coordinator at LSU since 2007. He started out well, but has come under fire recently for LSU's inability to rank highly in many key offensive categories. Poor quarterback play may have been a factor, but it did seem like his time at LSU was coming to an end. He also has been a head coach at BYU and Louisiana Tech, where he was known for running a high-scoring offense.

It is not immediately clear the value of Crowton's new contract, but he said on Wednesday that Maryland had offered him a three-year contract for $500,000 a year. He was heading into his final year of his contract at LSU, which would have paid him $500,000.

Crowton will replace James Franklin, who left the program to become the head coach at Vanderbilt.