Michigan's Carr to step down after 13 seasons

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ Lloyd Carr will announce his retirement
tomorrow after 13 seasons as Michigan's football coach.
Carr told The Associated Press of his decision by phone and
would not comment further. A news conference will be held tomorrow
on campus.
The news comes a day after Michigan lost to Ohio State for the
fourth straight year, ending a trying regular season for Carr and
the Wolverines that started with an embarrassing loss to
Appalachian State. Michigan is 8-and-4 this year and 6-and-2 in the
Big Ten.
The move was expected by many last winter when Carr altered his
contract.
The 62-year-old coach informed his players and staff of his
decision today during a team meeting.
Carr is 121-40 over 13 seasons with a .752 winning percentage.
That ranks him seventh among active coaches just behind Florida
State's Bobby Bowden and ahead of South Carolina's Steve Spurrier
before he retired.
Carr led the Wolverines to the 1997 national championship and
five Big Ten titles. But Michigan has lost its last four bowl games
including three Rose Bowls.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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