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Maryland hires offensive coordinator

Maryland has hired former LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton for the same position on first-year coach Randy Edsall's staff.

Before Maryland fans get too excited about the infusion of SEC knowledge in College Park, you should know that LSU's fans aren't shedding tears about Crowton's departure. They've been wanting him replaced for the past two seasons. LSU's passing game was disastrous in 2010, ranking No. 107 in the country. The Tigers ranked No. 86 in total offense. In 2009, LSU finished 112th in the country in total offense, No. 97 in passing offense, and No. 90 in rushing offense.

Edsall and Crowton worked together at Boston College, so they've got some history, but if they're going to make history together at Maryland, Crowton is going to have to fare better in College Park than he did at LSU.