Maryland made the official announcement of Gary Crowton’s exit as offensive coordinator on Friday and said Crowton will immediately move into a non-coaching administrative role within the athletic department.

“The terms of the new position can be for up to three months at a maximum salary of $125,000,” according to Maryland’s news release.

Coach Randy Edsall said in a statement, “We thank Gary for his service and wish him well in this new role and beyond.”

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

Crowton had recently publicly expressed strong interest in the Colorado State head coaching job in an interview with the Denver Post.

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