Former BYU Head Coach Gary Crowton Feels Ty Detmer Was A Scapegoat

Former BYU Head Coach Gary Crowton Feels Ty Detmer Was A Scapegoat

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Former BYU Head Coach Gary Crowton Feels Ty Detmer Was A Scapegoat

Former BYU Head Coach Gary Crowton Feels Ty Detmer Was A Scapegoat For The Cougars


Gary Crowton was recently named the offensive coordinator at Pine View High School in St. George.


Crowton was the head coach at BYU from 2001-2004

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Former BYU head coach Gary Crowton has taken another unique turn in his coaching career.  The last coach at BYU to lead the Cougars to a 12-win season is now the offensive coordinator at Pine View High School in St. George, Utah.

Crowton’s new position was announced on the Devin Dixon show on ESPN 97.7 FM in Southern Utah.

Along with the announcement of his new position, Crowton was also asked about his time at BYU and what he thought of Cougar Football in 2017.

I thought Ty Detmer was doing a good job. There were a lot of problems that the team had with changing over staffs and trying to get a feel for Kalani’s staff. I think they made him (Detmer) the scapegoat. I don’t think that was right. In coaching, that’s always hard, you never know the full story behind all of that. But I think Ty is a great person and a tremendous person.  You’ll see his name pop again.

Crowton also had high praise for Sitake’s new additions in offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes and passing game coordinator Aaron Roderick.

I love Jeff Grimes. Jeff Grimes was my offensive line coach when I was at BYU.  Him and myself and Les Miles really talked long when we hired him at LSU.  I put in a good recommendation for Jeff at LSU.

Then the other guy they hired that I really like is Aaron Roderick. Roderick also was one of my graduate assistants.  We stayed in touch when he was at Utah, he would come visit me and we would talk a lot of football.

Interesting insight from Crowton who has always been a brilliant offensive mind.  We haven’t heard him talk much about BYU since he was fired in 2004, but it’s a great perspective from a guy who has worked with many people in the profession.

Listen to the entire interview from Devin Dixon’s show below:

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