I'm truly shocked. If you thought Dennis Erickson took a mighty fall, look
at Gary, from head coach at BYU, running the offense at LA Tech, Chicago Bears,
Maryland and LSU; he has dropped to a small rural FCS school. I can't
believe that there wasn't an offensive coordinator spot open at a decent
FBS school. I like the guy, he had a great run at LSU. I hope he gets another
chance in the NFL or at a top 25 type school. Nothing against SUU, but really
folks, Cedar City is not Chicago, Provo, or even Ruston.
That would be Ammon Olsen souptwins.
Looks like Crowton will have a great QB to work with since Ben Olsen is
transferring back to SUU from BYU. Ben wants more playing time and didn't
see that happening with being in the same class as Taysom-- can't say I
blame him. Good luck to both of them!
Whoever this man is I hope he does well for us. Just a little fact for everyone
here. Ed Lamb is with us through 2020. The only way he will leave between now
and then is if we have an undefeated season and a national championship. While
we are well on our way to at least one of those it most likely won't happen
next year. Lamb is here to stay for a long time. But a lot of the fan's
here wouldn't know that since I'm the true SUU fan here.
KimmyPActually, the agreement is between the U and Wyo. The two
schools have agreed to slowly exchange staffs in order to maintain continuity.
Actually, there is an agreement between SUU and byu, since their schedules are
similar, the OC who wins the most games will end up at BYU, and the
"loser" ends up at SUU for more experience at that level.It's kinda like the D-League , get more experience, prove yourself and
wait for the "call up".
54-IQJust like being a OC at Utah - only Kyle just keeps them on
staff instead of firing them.If Kyle survives a couple more years,
the U could have water boys who used to be OCs.
That BYU Head Coach line on his resume is really paying off.
@Robroy"I think this is a nice move in preparation for the ute OC job
next year."Good call. "Mark it down!"
Welcome home Gary (almost). Good luck at SUU, hope you see success. You never
know, if Kyle survives this next losing season and follows his current trend of
firing his OC at the end of the season, he may just give you a shot (after all,
is there anyone left Whitt hasn't hired and fired as OC?!).
Best of Luck to Gary and his family. He's a good guy and an accomplished
coach. People obviously bring up to negative to his years in Provo, but his
first year was amazing. That was one of the most fun offenses I have ever
watched play. Luke Staley for 8-10 yards every play. The O-line was a beast.
One of the best families I've known. Wish him success.
Gary got a raw deal at Maryland. Wish him the best.
Good for SUU. I actually think Crowton is not a bad OC, although I would never
want him as the HC of a team I cheer for every again (no offense to him
intended, but as good as 2001 was as a BYU fan, it is hard to get over 2002,
2003, and 2004). He seems like a really good guy, I think he will do well at SUU
and truly hope that I am correct.
Though I was happy to see him leave BYU, I have followed his career since and
wish him well at SUU. I hope he can stay there for many years to come.
I hope Gary Crowton breaks the pattern. He's creative, but loves the
gimmick play too much. But his first year at BYU sure was fun, until Staley
broke his leg, that is. I went to the Cal game and what a game! Put a nail in
Holmoe's coffin at Cal, and that was good for BYU.Advice from
an old timer: Get the fundamentals right, Coach. Save the tricks for when you
really need them.Best of luck to coach Crowton.
Agreed with Eagle, the man Crowton is replacing has a very good offensive mind.
Crowton has big shoes to fill.
As a BYU fan, I hope the best for Gary Crowton. Coaching is such a fickle
business. Most of us would never last a day under the intense pressure and
criticism of college coaching.
I wish him well. I hope that he is able to stick there and will do well.
Well, this should be interesting. Maybe Crowton will replace Ed Lamb next year
if the team does well.
He's really moved up in the world.
I'll say this. He's replacing a genius in Steve Clark. Watch Weber
State's offense take off. Crowton would do well to maintain what has gone
in recent years at SUU.
I think this is a nice move in preparation for the ute OC job next year.
Since his hiring at BYU, I have looked back on and then watched Mr.
Crowton's coaching career. Mr. Crowton's pattern has been win big the
first year, win less the second and by the third year the teams have figured out
how to beat his offense. The movement has reason, though I wish him well.
Wow, how discouraging for Crowton. I can't imagine SUU has much more than
about $50k to pay an assistant coach.
I hope Crowton does well. I was raised in Cedar City and lived just 1 block from
the college campus. My ggf was on the building committee for the first building
at the college. Cedar is much larger now but is (hopefully) a great place to
live. I don't follow sports much, and I hope all Utah teams do well.
LSU won a National Championship with Crowton as the OC. Now this...Never let your kids go into coaching.
What a great role model. Has experienced the highs of coaching and doesn't
let his pride or ego get in the way of working with a less well known football
program. As Jimmy V said, 'Don't give up. Don't ever give
The circle of life, go get em Gary
There are days when I don't like my chosen career field, butI think a
coaching career would be so much more difficult with all the moves, short term
contracts and all the unknowns. So often it's about the wins and losses
and you don't have direct control over the missed throws, dropped passes,
missed tackles, poor officiating, or the conduct of nineteen or twenty year old
kid when he's off the field. But at the end of the day its about doing
what you know and trying to provide for your family. I wish Gary Crowton and his
family success. I think they will love being back in Utah and living in the
Cedar City community. Great Community to raise a family.
Was OC at LSU when LSU won a national championship. Maybe after a successful
season at SUU he can replace Norm Chow at Hawaii. Seriously I suspect he will
do an excellent job at SUU.
I wish Gary and his family all the best. Good people.
Won title with LSU, probably best coach in Y's history. Welcome back to
the state! Admire your career and having coached from coast to coast.
Started from the bottom Now he is here.
Oh, that is just sad.
Never mind...saw that Steve Clark is at Weber State. Good for him and good for
Let's hope that Steve Clark continues to call the offense. He knows what
Great for Gary joining SUU and the Big Sky Conference of the FCS division where
championships are decided on the field by 24 playoff teams, unlike the
opinion-driven 4-team playoff the FBS will have in 2014.
Pretty sad. Thats a long way from 12-2 and Luke Staley!
Really? This is where he ends up? Not even the Head Coach? Wow
Love that picture of Crowton!