The first hint was probably that he started to shop around for a new spot. But I don't think I ever truly believed until now.
Ha, yes! One down.
Whether this is Crowton leaving of his own volition or Randy Edsall/Kevin Anderson forcing him out, I don't know, although I'm almost certain it will be painted as the former. No matter what, the first change that needed to made was just made. It's a start, at least.
Now, the obvious question: who replaces him, and what's the scheme? We'll hit on that later (it takes a bit more analysis) but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a pro-style scheme more in line with Edsall's past that would better utilize Danny O'Brien's skillset. Before Noel Mazzone got hired away, he was my front-runner, but we'll see what direction they decide to go before long.
Before I leave you, though, two words: Mike Locksley.