ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 24 Feb 2001   For week ended December 08, 2000
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church
Sent on Mormon-News: 06Dec00

By Kent Larsen

Edwards Replacement May Be Named This Week

LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS -- Gary Crowton, widely considered the top candidate to replace retired BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards, will fly to Provo Wednesday to discuss the job with BYU officials, and BYU expects to name a replacement this week.

"The only thing that we know is that I think we will have a conclusion to the story relatively soon. BYU clearly wants to get an answer," said Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron, Crowton's boss at the Bears. "They need to meet face-to-face, which indicates they're at a point where they want a decision. It also indicates that he's probably one of the top candidates, if not the top candidate, for the job."

BYU Associate Athletic Director Duff Tittle indicated that the school apparently will not meet with anyone else this week. "Not that I'm aware of. Not somebody coming from out of state. Maybe some internal candidates."

Speculation about Crowton as a potential candidate started soon after Edwards announced that he would retire, and increased after Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid refused to meet with BYU over the job, basically indicating he wasn't interested.

Like all the candidates considered, Crowton is an LDS Church member. He is also a friend of BYU Athletic Director Val Hale, which some speculate has given him an advantange. Other candidates considered include Alabama quarterbacks coach Charlie Stubbs, Tennessee Titans assistant coach George Henshaw, BYU offensive coordinator Lance Reynolds and defensive coordinator Ken Schmidt, among others.


Crowton To Meet With BYU Officials
(Long Island) NY Newsday (AP) 4Dec00 S2


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information