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Colorado State Coaching Rumors: Maryland OC Gary Crowton Interested In Job

Information on new head coach candidates for the open Colorado St. Rams job have been few and far between, but now there is a coach putting his name out there for the job. This coach is current Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton. The Crowton name should sound familiar to Colorado State fans as he was the former head coach of the BYU Cougars from 2001-04, so he is familiar with the Mountain West. Plus, Crowton played one year for Colorado State in 1978.

Since his time at BYU, Crowton has served as offensive coordinator to the Oregon Ducks, LSU Tigers and curently at Maryland. Crowton was at LSU in 2007 when they won the BCS national title. 

Crowton has said he contacted the school but has not heard back from them, but he feels he would be a good fit:

"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."

If Crowton were hired he would bring an exciting offense to Colorado State as he prefers are more open attack which would be the anti-Steve Fairchild offense which was more conservative.

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