Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr steps down from playoff selection committee due to ‘health issues’
Lloyd Carr, who led Michigan to an undefeated season in 1997 and the AP national title, will no longer be on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee due to health concerns.
“This is a difficult decision because I have enjoyed my preparations and I have the greatest respect for the other committee members and the playoff itself,” Car said in the release. “I regret that health issues will prevent me from executing the responsibilities expected of a committee member.”
Carr was named to the committee in January. But with his departure, there will be 12 members of the selection committee this year. That’s been the case in each of the previous two years as well, as Archie Manning left in 2014 and Pat Haden stepped down in 2015.
Carr, who turned 71 years old on July 30, went 122-40 as Michigan’s coach from 1995 to 2007.
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