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Lloyd Carr to retire Sept. 1st
One would hope this is not due to a turn in health but to instead retire and enjoy some quiet
In any respect: thanks for everything Lloyd
Why do you consider this sad? He's 65 and done with coaching. I don't see why he should have to work any longer.
He's an amazing part of Michigan lore and having him in an official capacity is not only a great manner of melding old with new but also permitting recruits to have open access to a great representative. Now he's likely considered a booster which just feels odd
I'm sure that he'll still serve as an occasional goodwill ambassador for the program, like Bo did. He just now doesn't have to do any annoying paperwork. Assistant AD is a pretty crappy job.
Do you know this from your extensive work as an Assistant AD? Pesonally any job that Michigan athletics would like to hire me at I'd take.
There are many great years ahead for Coach Carr to watch the Wolverines take the field. While some might have soured on him by the end of his tenure, his enduring legacy of winning us a national title earn him a spot among Michigan's greatest.
Philosophy books don't read themselves, you know.
Lloyd Carr was a model for how a coach should behave and represent a university. His policy of never answering questions except those you already knew the answers to was frustrating at times, but invaluable looking back. I'll always miss everything he brought to the program.
Best of luck to him as he moves on.
so that he can put all of his time and effort into relaunching Michigan Replay.
Let Lloyd do Michigan Replay on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings, and let Coach Rodriguez spend that invaluable time with weekend-visiting recruits and their parents!
Strange, Michigan football coaches were able to effectively recruit for 30+ years and still do Michigan Replay after the game was over...
I've never bought that excuse, and it's a shame the Athletic Department allowed the axing of Replay and replaced it with an ill-timed and essentially useless coach's show later in the week. Michigan Replay on Sundays was perfect, with great and timely analysis of the previous day's game. Inside Michigan Replay is a poor replacement, both in product and in timing.
Hopefully he can maintain some level of involvement with the program in an unofficial and unpaid capacity; I find that once you're blue you always bleed maize.
That's about the same date I'm going to retire from Wichita. Maybe I can take his job.
Great coach. Great Person.
What are the odds that he resurfaces in Ypsilanti on September 2nd?
The Illuminati willed it.
This clears the way for Les Miles to take over for Rodriguez if (or when) that time comes...
Not saying I *want* that to happen! Just throwing that out there as a possibility...
Michigan is winning 13 games this year.
You could possibly get hit by a thrown brick too. It doesn't mean that I don't want it to happen...or that I threw it.
How many years of eligibility do you have?
By the by - I will be in Wyoming from the 17th through the 25th. I'll be in Pinedale as a jump off point for climbing Gannett Peak.
Looks like a happening place!
You don't have to come to my state if you're just going to make fun of it.
Even in the hypothetical event that we were looking for a coach to replace Rich Rod, it won't be Miles. I think it's been shown in the last few years that he's just not that great of a coach. He surrounds himself with a lot of smart assistant coaches, but there are a lot of smarter football coaches even in his own conference. I can't think of a coach that's fallen so fast and is (potentially) on the the hot seat so soon after winning a NC.
I think we have covered this numerous times. Miles allegedly slept with Moeller's wife, not Lloyd's. Our athletic department wouldn't go from one head coach who is perceived as a dirty guy (wrong perception, but it is what it is) to one head coach who is just dirty. Miles will not be back to Ann Arbor.
Has he been seen shredding papers in his office yet?
I wonder how bare he left the office he was working in? We'll probably have to wait three or four years now until we get some good secretaries and assistants back in there.
Sorry I had to. The guy was a great guy and I wish him the best, he did a lot of good things for Michigan football (the above was clearly only a joke). Here's to you Lloyd:
My friends and I went to College GameDay before The Game in '07 and my sign was amazing and sparkly but simply read, "THANK YOU LLOYD".
Lloyd Carr will always be one of my favorite public figures of all time. After I read this viewpoint in the Michigan Daily a few years ago, I immediately printed it out. It has been posted up on my board at work ever since:
You had me at sparkly. Good luck to him. I hope he enjoys his retirement and the upcoming saturdays even more.
Great Coach! Better Man! Thanks to Lloyd Carr for all the years he worked for the University with the class in which I hope to always have.
I always remember playing golf on the UofM course a few years ago and walking to my ball on the tenth hole I ran into him by the pine trees that separate the 18th and 10th fairways and I said hi to him and we shook hands. Not a great story but I will always remember he took the time out of his round to say hi and shake hands with a stranger.
has always been able to see the big picture.
He's leaving to start a new
record label with David Cone.
Kick out da Jams, y'all...
Coach Carr! For making my University and my hometown the Leaders and the Best!
The best compliment I could give Lloyd Carr is to say that, as great of a football coach as he was, he is an even better man.
That, or calling him tremendous.
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. Take care Coach Carr.
I don't think this was a particularly rewarding job for Lloyd, and it put him in the awkward position of theoretically being the boss (or assistant boss) of his replacement. And honestly, I'm not sure Lloyd had the kind of business sense you need to be an AD bigwig nowadays. He can more fully enjoy his retirement now.
Sept. 1st? My 30th B-day and the 3 year anniversary of "The Horror".
Enjoy your retirement Lloyd.
Thanks for your years of service to Michigan -- not only to the football program, but to Hospital fund-raising efforts, the young men you coached.....everyone and everything, really.
I certainly hope Coach Carr can still remain an active voice in some of the issues confronting college football and college athletics in general, while finding time to enjoy his retirement and grandchildren. Here's to good health and good times in the future to Coach Carr and his extended family.
If there was one thing I loved about Coach Carr. It would be the way he handled the media trolls like Drew Sharp. I used to get a kick out of listening to Coach Carr's press conferences. Coach Carr was a rock. You couldn't break that man and you couldn't get into his head no matter how hard you tried. Because Coach Carr was smarter than you.
Coach Carr was loved by most if not all of his players and respected by his peers. It just shows you the type of man he is. These last two years have made me miss Coach Lloyd Carr more than ever. We would be so lucky to have another Coach Lloyd Carr type of Coach running Michigan football in the future.
Enjoy retirement Coach Carr, you've earned it!
But he was classy, loyal, kind, trustworthy, a visionary, clean, decent, hard-working, generous, a teacher, a disciplinarian, a student of the game, proud, a National Champion, charitable, giving and a defender of his players.
Lloyd you exemplify being "the Leader and Best".
Thank you for all that you have done and given us. You did it your way and made us proud to be associated with you and the University of Michigan. Good luck in all your future endeavors.
ps - I wrote this for one of the diaries, but just wanted to share it with all as a measure of my respect for the man.
(Thanks for your understanding)
Lloyd brought me a Nat'l Championship my Junior year and I will forever be in debt to him! While alot of people were frustrated with his way of doing things and his dealings with the press, he had the best interest of his team, the University, and most of all his players in mind, nothing like have a coach that will give you tough love but will have "your back" when all is said and done. Really can't say it better than the mgoblogstore shirt featuring Lloyd with "Stay Classy Ann Arbor".