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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
New Maryland football coach Randy Edsall might have found a way to silence the skeptics who thought he'd been bringing a conservative offense from Connecticut to College Park. Edsall could be in the process of hiring LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton. Crowton, whose wide-open offensive philosphy helped the Tigers win a BCS national championship in his first season in Baton Rouge, told the Shreveport Times Wednesday night that he was offered a three-year contract after an interview earlier in the day. Crowton said the offer was for $500,000 a year, a little more than he was making at LSU. "When I went up there, they offered me a lot of money," said Crowton, who has one year remaining on a reported $475,000 a year deal with the Tigers.
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By Bill Wagner and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 26, 2014
Buddy Green spent a total of four days at Anne Arundel Medical Center getting treatment for an undisclosed ailment. When the veteran defensive coordinator returned to Navy football practice Wednesday, it was suggested that spending too much time watching Western Kentucky's prolific offense prompted Green to hurry back to work. "Actually, watching Western Kentucky will put you back in the hospital," Green quipped. First-year coach Jeff Brohm has installed a pass-happy Hilltoppers attack that piles up yards and points at a rapid rate.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2011
Maryland is expected to hire former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley as its offensive coordinator, according to a knowledgeable source. Locksley would replace Gary Crowton. The school is negotiating the terms of Crowton's release after one season. Locksley was 2-26 at New Mexico but is known as an aggressive recruiter. He is a former Towson University player and Maryland assistant. Locksley was dismissed by New Mexico during the 2011 season. Locksley had previously served four seasons as the Illinois offensive coordinator.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
When Morgan State tangles with Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe Norfolk State on Saturday, the Bears will see a familiar face - on the opponent's sideline. Donald Hill-Eley was Morgan State's head coach for 12 years, compiling a 59-76 record. His contract was not renewed at the end of the 2013 season, and Hill-Eley was replaced by Lee Hull, the former wide receivers coach at Maryland. Hill-Eley did not have to wait long for employment as Spartans head coach Pete Adrian hired Hill-Eley in March as the team's offensive coordinator.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2011
Gary Crowton is out as Maryland's offensive coordinator, and his departure will be negotiated between him and the school, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. It could be that Crowton and Maryland will agree to a negotiated buyout under which the school will be responsible for some -- but not all -- of the balance of his three-year contract. He makes a guaranteed $500,000 per year. If Crowton were found in breach of contract, Maryland would not be responsible for the balance.
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | November 30, 2010
While the Navy football team was enjoying the Thanksgiving break away from practice, offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper had his weekend turn unexpectedly eventful when reports erroneously linked him to Vanderbilt's vacant head coaching job. Jasper's name surfaced on Twitter on Saturday afternoon via a tweet by Tony Barnhart, who wrote, "Hearing Ivin Jasper of the Naval Academy will be the new head coach at Vanderbilt. " Then Nashville radio personality George Plaster said Saturday night: "It looks like Ivin Jasper appears to have emerged as the guy they're going to hire, and it looks like it's going to be done no later than in the next 48 hours.
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By Chris Branch | July 5, 2011
Gary Crowton might be fool's gold. The new Maryland offensive boss comes in with a shiny resume. The man won a national title at LSU. He directed the offense for Oregon’s 2005 squad that went 10-1 and won the Fiesta Bowl behind Kellen Clemens' savvy play. Simply put, he seems like a home run. Don’t fall for it -- yet. The man has a pattern. Sure, you might bash me when the Terps go 10-2 this year and make it to the ACC title game, led by Crowton and Danny O’Brien. But after that, brace yourselves for the possibility of mediocre football.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
Unless the Ravens improve dramatically on offense, it's safe to assume they will interview candidates to become the team's offensive coordinator, including Jim Caldwell. Caldwell became the OC when the Ravens fired Cam Cameron after Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins. It makes sense for the Ravens to interview others because there should be some attractive candidates out there, like Philadelphia's Andy Reid and San Diego's Norv Turner, long-time head coaches who are expected to be let go by their respective teams at the end of the season.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1994
It took only an embarrassing 56-14 whipping by San Diego State Saturday night in its season opener for the Naval Academy to shake up its coaching staff, with head coach George Chaump dismissing Greg Briner, the Midshipmen's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.A terse statement released yesterday by the academy public relations staff read: "Coach George Chaump announced he has fired Greg Briner over philosophical differences in running the football program."Reached at his home in Arnold, Briner said he preferred not to discuss his dismissal at this time.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2013
Since firing offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in early December, the Ravens have entrusted Jim Caldwell with running the offense. Having reached the Super Bowl behind an offense clicking with Caldwell at the controls, his status as offensive coordinator has been extended at least through next season. Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Monday that the former Indianapolis Colts head coach and quarterbacks coach has agreed to remain as offensive coordinator going forward. "He's really a solid football coach, first of all," Harbaugh said.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 3, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Shortly after Maryland's 52-7 win over James Madison, Terps senior quarterback C.J. Brown sat in front of a group of media and called his performance against the Dukes "unacceptable. " Brown ran for 61 yards and three touchdowns, but he finished just 11 of 24 as a passer for just 111 yards. Unacceptable, according to Brown. But to Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Brown “did a really good of managing the offense” while making some savvy plays that don't show up on the stat sheet.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 29, 2014
Ralph Friedgen told Rutgers coach Kyle Flood his greatest gift as an offensive coordinator is to look at the players he has on offense and find a way to score . Even at 67, Friedgen apparently still has that gift. Behind Friedgen, a Rutgers offense that was so consistently bad last season put up 41 points and 496 yards of total offense during the Scarlet Knights' shootout win over Washington State Thursday night. Friedgen had been out of football since being fired by Maryland in 2010, but was hired to be Rutgers' offensive coordinator in January and given the task of improving an offense that ranked 95th in the nation last year.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
By the middle of November, the Johns Hopkins football team had completed a perfect 10-0 regular season, captured a fifth straight Centennial Conference title and earned a third consecutive trip to the Division III playoffs. But all those good vibes evaporated in a 29-24 first-round loss to Wesley at Homewood Field, a game in which the Blue Jays surrendered the decisive 33-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left. Junior running back Brandon Cherry said he needed just a couple days to put the loss behind him. But the Parkville native and Boys' Latin graduate acknowledged that he watched the game several times to see what he could have done differently.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Maryland men's lacrosse head coach John Tillman confirmed Friday that Navy offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert has agreed to take the same position with the Terps. “I'm excited to have a guy like J.L. come to our program,” Tillman said. “Because of the type of leader and mentor and coach he is, to work with our young people is going to be great for our program. He's a guy that I feel very comfortable with. I've known him for almost 20 years. So there's a lot of comfort in terms of knowing what he's all about, his knowledge of the game, our ability to work well together.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Editor's note: This is part one of an interview with Maryland lacrosse head coach John Tillman. Check The Baltimore Sun's Lacrosse Insider blog on Wednesday for the second part. News over the weekend that Maryland offensive coordinator Ryan Moran accepted the same position at Loyola Maryland leaves the Terps, a national semifinalist three of the past four years, with a vacancy on their coaching staff. Head coach John Tillman said the process for finding Moran's successor involves posting the job opening for a week, submitting all applications to a committee for review and forwarding the committee's recommendations to Tillman.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
The Loyola Maryland lacrosse program has filled its vacant offensive coordinator position by hiring Maryland assistant Ryan Moran. The Terps averaged double digits in goals in each of Moran's six seasons on staff, including 11.4 goals per game en route to the No. 18 national ranking in Division I this past spring. Maryland advanced to three Final Fours in the past four seasons and went to the NCAA final in 2011 and 2012. After the 2012 season, Moran was promoted to offensive coordinator and associate head coach under John Tillman.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
The contract of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley wasn't due to expire until the end of next season. But, as it prepares to enter the Big Ten, the school has reportedly decided to renew its commitment to Locksley, who is also the quarterbacks coach and a key recruiter. According to CBSSports.com, Maryland has signed Locksley to a new three-year deal paying him more than $600,000 per year and making him one of the highest-paid coordinators in the Big Ten. Maryland head coach Randy Edsall did not immediately reply to a text message and email seeking to confirm the report.
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By Aaron Wilson and Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
The Ravens' search for a new offensive coordinator has been narrowed to a pair of finalists: former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler. Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson, who interviewed for the position Friday, was among the initial group of finalists. He was informed by coach John Harbaugh on Saturday that he was no longer under consideration for the job, according to two sources. Wilson soon after verbally accepted a position as the Minnesota Vikings' running backs coach, according to a source.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 18, 2014
Former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin has already antagonized Terrapins coach Randy Edsall this offseason . The new Penn State coach also apparently doesn't have much of a relationship with his former boss at Maryland, Ralph Friedgen. Franklin worked under Friedgen for seven seasons in College Park and called Friedgen a mentor as recently as January. Friedgen was asked whether he maintains a relationship with Franklin during an interview with the Big Ten Network this week.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Dennis Pitta was in constant motion throughout the Ravens' offseason practices, making it difficult to get an accurate read on where he would line up from play to play. Signed to a five-year, $32 million contract in March, the tight end is expected to have a versatile role in new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offensive system. That includes everything from Pitta being split out as an extra wide receiver to working out of the backfield as well as traditional in-line tight end alignments.
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