BY SCOTT BELL
For those of you who haven't completely given up on the season and remember there's a bowl season (players, considering your recent bowl record, this may apply to you, too), you might want to check this out. The bowl announcements aren't for another week, but I'll do my best to project where Michigan will end up come Jan. 1 (or late December, for that matter).
BY SCOTT BELL AND KEVIN WRIGHT
Once Michigan coach Lloyd Carr made his retirement official Monday, everyone's focus quickly shifted halfway across the nation to a different presser.
Les Miles, coach of No. 1 Louisiana State, gave his weekly media address.
What was designed as a look ahead to the Tigers' game against Arkansas soon shifted to speculation about Michigan's newly opened job.
Miles, a Michigan alum and former assistant for the Wolverines, brought up the subject on everyone's mind before reporters could even prod him about it.
BY SCOTT BELL
In official announcement, coach says he did his best at Michigan's helm
BY DANIEL BROMWICH
Signs yesterday's announcement was coming started as early as last December.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr signed an addendum to his contract allowing him to collect $300,000 as long as he was employed by Michigan "in any capacity," regardless of whether or not he remained the head football coach. Previously, the contract mandated Carr still hold the position of head football coach in order to receive the compensation.
Another signal came last March. Carr's current coaching staff signed two-year extensions, guaranteeing they would be paid through 2009.
BY JACK HERMAN
Correction appended: Due to an editing error, the sentence "In fact, caught up in his emotions the day of Moeller's resignation, he declared he would not accept the top job," originally omitted the "not".
The first question asked to Michigan coach Lloyd Carr after he announced his retirement in a press conference yesterday was how he thought the public should judge his time in Ann Arbor.
"I didn't come here to discuss my legacy," Carr said.
November 22, 1997: Michigan vs. Ohio State at home.
The second-biggest win of Carr's head coaching career put Michigan in the National Championship game. Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson had three big plays. A 37-yard reception set up the game's first touchdown, a 78-yard punt return touchdown put Michigan ahead by 13 and an interception in the Ohio State end zone in the third quarter helped seal both the game and a perfect Big Ten season.
Carr's coaching at the high school level
1970-3: Carr was the assistant coach at Belleville High School in Belleville, Mich.
1973-6: He was the head coach at John Glenn High school in Westland, Mich.
Carr's collegiate coaching career, starting as a defensive backs coach
1976-77: He coached at Eastern Michigan.
1977-78: Carr followed by two seasons at Illinois (1978-79) before arriving at Michigan.
BY KEVIN WRIGHT
Former Athletic Director Joe Roberson remembers a distinct sound coming from Lloyd Carr's office in Schembechler Hall.
Something that didn't seem to belong in a football building.
Classical music greeted Roberson when he poked his head into the then-defensive coordinator Carr's office.
And that was part of what sold Roberson on Carr when Roberson appointed him as the Wolverines' interim head coach in 1995.
QB- Chad Henne - Although Henne hasn't won many big games, he leads Michigan in nearly all statistical passing categories.
RB- Mike Hart - Hart has been the heart of the Michigan football team this year and leaves Michigan as its all-time leading rusher.
FB- BJ Askew - Askew was a large factor in Michigan's rushing attack during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
WR- Braylon Edwards - The Biletnikoff Award winner was the nation's top wide receiver in 2004. He leads Michigan in most statistical receiving categories including TDs, receiving yards and receptions.