Some coaches in the NCAA leave for a new job every few years because they're trying to get a better title, or get to a more prestigious conference/program. That's understandable. But when a coach continually gets fired after only a few years wherever he goes, it starts to raise some red flags.
But don't take my opinion on it. Check out Crowton's performance record...
1999 Bears Team offensive ranking 26th Crowton OC
2000 Bears Team offensive ranking 28th Crowton OC
2001 Bears Team offensive ranking 11th 1st year w/o Crowton (Bears went 13-3)
Why is everyone in a fuss about this hire. Did anyone witness Winnipeg's offence last year? They can't be any worse. Normally I would say, stay away with a guy with no CFL experience, but in this case he will be fine.
The OP point about Crowton’s record his valid but how that transfers to him being an OC working under a HC who really is the OC is irrelevant. The man is there to assist Lapolice and add some polish and twists to the offense. You can make a comparison to Reinebold who was and is a great assistant but a lousy HC. Every assistant who have not played in the league who come to the CFL have no experience of the CFL. If you look at Tim Burke he coached for 10 or 11 Colleges in the US, never really won anything, was chased out of Calgary and now is viewed as one of the best DC in the league.
This is Lapolice 3rd year as a HC. He is in a similar situation to what Bellefeuille was last season. So it is his hire to make. If he picked the wrong guy and the Bombers blow it. They likely both will be history. That’s how it works.