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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/07/2011

LSU Coach Les Miles: Maryland’s offense seemed ‘very prolific’

LSU Coach Les Miles said Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton “called a great game” against Miami. Crowton was formerly Miles’s offensive coordinator. (LM Otero - AP)
Scott Rabalais of the Baton Rouge Advocate shared with me Louisiana State Coach Les Miles’s reaction to Maryland’s victory over Miami on Labor Day night. Miles was asked whether he saw Maryland’s unique uniforms. Before saying essentially that he preferred something more traditional, Miles added this:

“Let me first say congratulations to Coach [Gary] Crowton,” Miles said. “He called a great game. The offense seemed to be very prolific. I am excited that an old friend won.”

Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton, of course, held the same position under Miles at LSU the last four seasons.

On the subject of Maryland’s uniforms against Miami, check out the story in today’s style section of The Washington Post.

Many people have asked me what I thought of the uniforms. I liked them. I liked them because it brings some juice and attention to a football program that has been relatively stale in recent years. Anything — aside from a scandal, of course — that brings national attention to the program is a positive. That said, I still think fans should be more excited about the new-look, up-tempo, mostly no-huddle offense and its potential this season.

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