Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr announced yesterday that offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Stan Parrish has resigned due to “personal reasons.”

Paul Wong

Parrish has been coaching Michigan”s quarterbacks since the 1996 season, and has served as the team”s offensive coordinator for the past two years.

But after a rocky offensive season, capped by a 45-17 loss to Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl, the Wolverines will have someone new directing the offense next year.

Parrish, who was in his 27th year of coaching college football, was the only member of the staff with collegiate head coaching experience (Wabash, Marshall and Kansas State).

Carr also announced the hiring of former Michigan graduate Bill Sheridan to replace special teams coach Bobby Morrison, who took an indefinite leave of absence from the team. His battle with bladder cancer became too much for him. Sheridan comes to Ann Arbor from Notre Dame, where he coached last season.

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