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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Randy Edsall: Gary Crowton to Maryland is 'good speculation'

By Steve Yanda

It's been widely reported in the past couple of days that former Louisiana State offensive coordinator Gary Crowton will take the same position at Maryland under first-year coach Randy Edsall. Crowton himself has said as much to several media outlets.

In an interview Friday morning, Edsall declined to outright confirm Crowton will become Maryland's offensive coordinator. However, he gave a strong indication that will be the case.

"I’m the type of guy that as soon as we get all the things in place – I mean, people are speculating, and it’s good speculation," Edsall said.

An announcement regarding the remainder of Edsall's staff is expected to be made Monday and no later than Tuesday, the coach said.

Edsall already has announced that three holdovers from former coach Ralph Friedgen's staff -- defensive coordinator Don Brown, wide receivers coach Lee Hull and offensive line coach Tom Brattan -- will remain on board. He also has announced the hiring of Greg Gattuso (defensive line), David Walker (running backs), Lyndon Johnson (special teams/outside linebackers) and Andrew Wilson (strength and conditioning).

By Steve Yanda  | January 14, 2011; 10:35 AM ET
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As a lifelong MD fan it pains me to say this: WHO CARES? They had a chance to land a top shelf coach and they settled for an average Big Least coach. Edsall can hire whomever he wants- it doesn't matter anymore. The great social experiment known as MD athletics will continue to decline. Haa anyone seen NCAA college basketball teams do worse building on championships than the MD men and womem? We have great BBall coaches- the administration is givng them NO support. As long as their agendas are furthered they will be satisfied with soccer and field hockey championships. Until the revenue sports fall so far that KA needs to decide which sports to cut. Keep it up MD- I am sure I am not the only one you have alienated.

Posted by: rveatch | January 14, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Leach, Leach, Leach, Leach = Excitement, Excitement, Excitement, Excitement. Gary better watch his back, national championship or no.

Posted by: KDSmallJr | January 14, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Gary isn't having any trouble filling the stands. He's fine.

Posted by: CYork1 | January 14, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Gary is going to do great things here, i cant wait for next season!!! 8)

Posted by: quinn15 | January 14, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

From a former college coach. The bottom line of success comes down to three things - "Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting"

Posted by: boyn4884 | January 15, 2011 10:02 AM | Report abuse

The comments I constantly see on here embarrass me to be a MD alum and fan,your ridiculous attitudes and revisionist history make me wonder if you ever went to class,exactly when was MD a football powerhouse? Close to never,maybe close a tear here and there but the idea you folks espouse that this school somehow belongs in the conversation of even a mid-league SEC school are laughable at best. Let the man coach and get off of his a$$ will you,he hasn't coached a single game but to read things here and on other columns it is a done deal,no chance,school doesn't care,we are all going to die BS. Look I liked Ralph,wasn't happy to see him go at all but the idea of hiring a dirt bag like Leach shows me exactly what you think of the school,you want us to cheat,you want all integrity thrown out the window for a win at all costs mentality that is currently poisoning all portions of society with NCAA sports programs at the top of the list,wait strike that Wall Street is at the top of the list but NCAA sports is in the top 10.The school has been and should always be about fair play,Gary and Ralph embodied this thought and backed it up with actions,Michael Beasly anyone,if all of you high paying ALUM want to buy a team then perhaps you need to choose another team,this is not the one. The day that Maryland starts down that path will be the day that I am no longer a fan,this isn't about winning and losing either,I am not saying we don't want successful teams but if we had thrown big money at someone like Leach,with the apparent morals of a TV Televangelist,then we would be deep down that road,I am glad we didn't,I am glad we hired a man with integrity,he has built a program from less than nothing,Division II to Division I,and then bowl games in such a short time frame should show anyone what he is made of and what we can expect. I applaud the Athletic Departments decision to NOT hire the so-called BIG NAME,all that gets most schools is a lot of wasted money,sanctions and embarrassment. So for all of you REAL Maryland fans,let's stick behind our program,help with what we can when we can and most of all support these guys rather than constantly criticize. We have a potentially GREAT young QB,many up and coming young guys at not only the skill positions but everywhere else. It is time to FEAR THE TURTLE,not make the turtle a felon. Good Luck Coach Edsell I am in your corner,Ralph is gone I can do nothing about that,so it's time to climb aboard and rally the forces,watch out ACC,here we come and Oh Danny Boy will be leading the train. Here Here Terps Let's Go Maryland,thump-thump-thumpthumpthump. Orange Bowl or bust!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And to the rest of you that insist on damning the program with your pitiful attitudes,get back to your computers and finish CHEATING on your taxes,then you can continue to thrive in your own environment.

Posted by: mfowler1 | January 15, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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