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Jan. 17, 2007: Crowton leaves Ducks, but Bellotti vows to stay with spread-option offense


Offensive coordinator Gary Crowton leaves Oregon for LSU, but Ducks coach Mike Bellotti says he will stay with a spread-option attack.by: COURTESY OF STEVE FRANZ/LSU - GARY CROWTON

"The type of athletes we have recruited and are currently recruiting are best suited for the spread offense that we will continue to utilize," Bellotti says in a statement.

The Ducks ranked ninth in the nation in offense (423 yards per game) and led the Pac-10 in offense and rushing (182 yards per game).

Bellotti says the goal is to lead the conference every year in total offense and scoring.