LC interviewed on ABC Channel 7 In Detroit

Submitted by umich1 on October 8th, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Former Head Coach Lloyd Carr was interviewed at 5:30 today on the nightly newscast.  Haven't seen anything posted yet, so I figured I'd pass along.

Carr said that Michigan was "on the right track."  He noted that not only is Denard a good runner, but he is "tremendous at passing the football" [ed.  Is it just me or did Lloyd always end a comment with 'the football?']

Additionally, Carr offerred best wishes to Dantonio and appreciated Tom Izzo coming out to support the fundraiser in Ann Arbor for Mott's Children's Hospital tonight.

It was nice to hear more sincere support for our football program since he left.  LC always was a class act who cared deeply for our school, and for that I'll be forever grateful.

Go Blue! 



October 8th, 2010 at 8:43 PM ^

Somewhere, Lloyd's got a chalkboard he makes a mark on every time he uses the word "tremendous" when talking to the media.  He's going for the world record.


October 8th, 2010 at 8:49 PM ^

The way that newspaper was delivered the other morning - tremendous.

In all seriousness, he is just a lovable guy.  You can't hate him.  We can all wish he learned how to defend the spread or kept his playbook up to date in the last couple years, but that 1997 season was special.  I will always remember that and the players carrying him off the field after the bowl win over Florida.


October 8th, 2010 at 11:42 PM ^

A bit of a tangent, but I think it would be productive to develop a standard criteria for the evaluation of a coach. Reading several posts regarding Lloyd, there is always the two-faced hero/villian complex stemming from his many accolades/failure to recruit defensively during his last two years.


October 10th, 2010 at 2:22 AM ^

My favorite part about Lloyd was his image of a "grumpy old man."  When a reporter caught him on the way to the locker room at halftime, you just waited to see if he was gonna punch them.  Miss him though.  As much as I love RR, he doesn't wear a hat quite as well as LC.