Gary Crowton, longtime college football coach and former Oregon Ducks … – OregonLive.com
Longtime college football coach and former Oregon offensive coordinator Gary Crowton has joined Oregon State’s football staff as an offensive consultant, The Oregonian learned Sunday.
Crowton is perhaps best known for his tenure as BYU’s head coach from 2001-04 but was most recently Southern Utah’s offensive coordinator. He resigned from that post earlier this month.
Crowton was the Ducks’ offensive coordinator from 2005-06 under Mike Bellotti and held the same job for LSU from 2007-2010, including when the Tigers won the national championship in 2008. Crowton was also the head coach at Louisiana Tech from 1996-98 and has been an assistant at Maryland (offensive coordinator, 2011), Louisiana Tech (offensive coordinator, 1995), Georgia Tech (co-offensive coordinator, 1994) and Boston College (quarterbacks, 1991-93). He was also the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator from 1999-2000 and held the same position with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2012-13.
Crowton is particularly close with Beavers quarterbacks coach Kevin McGiven, who briefly played for Crowton at Louisiana Tech worked under him as a graduate assistant at BYU from 2002-04. McGiven shared in this January interview with The Oregonian that he considers Crowton his biggest football influence.
OSU’s new-look spread offense under first-year coordinator Dave Baldwin has struggled through the first half of 2015, currently tying for 106th out of 127 teams nationally in scoring offense (21.7 points per game), 114th in total offense (332.7 yards per game) and 118th in passing offense (145.5 yards per game). The Beavers have transitioned from a pro-style system and are starting true freshman Seth Collins at quarterback.