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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton will not return

Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton will not return to the Terrapins next season, according to three people with knowledge of the development.

One person said Maryland’s coaching assistants found out early this afternoon.

According to the unsigned copy of Crowton’s contract, the offensive coordinator had a three-year deal that paid him more than $500,000 in guaranteed annual compensation.

Last week, Crowton was quoted by the Denver Post as saying that he “very much” wanted the Colorado State head coaching job. The Rams hired Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain as their new coach Tuesday.

Crowton has had a coaching career that has spanned three decades. He had a 47-36 record in a combined seven seasons as the head coach at Louisiana Tech (1996-98) and Brigham Young (2001-2004).

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