Goodbye Lloyd Carr

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    Nov 20, 2007 8:57 PM GMT
    Lloyd Carr, the U of M head football coach retired after 13 years of service, and 25 years as an assistant of one kind or another. He carries with him a tremendous winning record as he leaves.

    Good luck Lloyd.
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    Jan 04, 2008 6:30 AM GMT
    I was very happy to see Lloyd go out a winner this week. As the Michigan Defense sealed the victory (holding Florida to 4-and-out on their last possession, and something similar on the previous one), I couldn't help but hear Bo saying: "Defense wins championships" and how proud he would have been of this game.

    Lloyd's retirement is not just the end of the 13/25 year Carr era, but also the 40 year Schembechler era. With a new coach from outside and (so far) only 1 assistant coach being "rehired", everything will change.

    Lloyd got a hell of a tribute from Lou Holtz, pointing out that he had won 2/3rds of games played against Top-10 teams. At one point I think he was 10-1 against Top-10 teams.

  • hartfan

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    Nov 04, 2008 9:38 AM GMT
    I never thought that Carr's departure also brings to end the longest active winning season and bowl streak in Division I-A. It seems like the players are trying their best every week and yet they still come up short. I can't figure what exactly Rich Rod isn't doing right, and is it even possible to be confident this situation will turn around to give the Wolverines an impressive season next year? Looks like the New Year's Day Capital One Bowl win against Florida will be the highlight this season, even accounting for the fluke Wisconsin win. Unless of course in some miracle they somehow manage to beat Ohio State and salvage the season. But having all these records since the time before Bo be shattered is not a good thought.