Once they retire, some football coaches stay away from the game that occupied so much of their time.
Not Lloyd Carr.
The former Michigan coach's 32 years in the game ended with the Wolverines' 41-35 win over Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators in the 2008 Capital One Bowl. But Carr, who coached at Michigan as an assistant or head coach from 1980 to 2007, remains a fixture at Wolverines home games.
The 64-year-old Tennessee native who led Michigan to the 1997 national title still has strong opinions about the game - some of which he shared with Banner-Herald sports editor David Ching on Tuesday before speaking to the Athens Touchdown Club.
Q: How many games have you actually attended since you retired?
A: I've attended all the Michigan home games. This year I'm planning on going to our Iowa game in Iowa City. And of course, I've been to a couple of pro games to see our former players. I'm gonna see the Miami-New England game in Miami in December, and I watch all the games on TV.
Q: So the desire to be there on Saturday didn't leave you when you decided to hang it up?
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