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Lloyd Carr announces retirement at press conference

Lloyd Carr, head coach of the Michigan Wolverines for 13 years, announced today his retirement.

Lloyd Carr announces retirement at press conference During his scheduled press conference, the long-time Michigan Wolverines head coach, Lloyd Carr, made his retirement plans official. "My timing is based on one thing, what’s best for Michigan and what’s best for Michigan football. There are no other motives. To do it after a bowl game would have been absolutely ridiculous. I did it for this program, as I’ve tried to make all the decisions since I’ve come here," Lloyd Carr told the press on Monday.

 The retirement of Lloyd Carr from Michigan college football comes just a couple of days after the Wolverines lost 14-3 against arch-rival Ohio State at Ann Arbor. Carr denied that the loss to the Buckeyes influenced his decision or its timing in any way, however. It has been rumored for a long time that Lloyd Carr will retire in 2007 and on Monday the rumor became true. Speculations now point to the LSU head coach Les Miles to take the reigns from Carr in the next season.

 Although Carr's retirement came after the loss to Ohio State, his record with the Wolverines speak for itself. Lloyd Carr hold team record 121-40, in 2003 became one of four coaches to ever lead Michigan for over 100 games and is third in career victories for Michigan, behind only Schembechler and Yost. Carr is also  the first Wolverine coach to win four straight bowl games 1998-2001 and has kept Michigan in the AP Top 25 for all but nine of his games.

 Published on 11/19/2007

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