Michigan Football Isn’t Any Better Off Since the Day Lloyd Carr Retired in 2007


The University of Michigan football team won a national championship under Lloyd Carr, but when he announced his retirement many considered his program to be in decline.

As it turns out, six years later the Wolverines aren’t any better off, the program no further ahead, than when Carr stepped down.

Carr’s final season is most remembered for a shocking loss in the home opener to Appalachian State and a Citrus Bowl victory over Florida in his final game. But losses to Oregon, Wisconsin and Ohio State marred his farewell campaign and many fans thought that the Michigan block M had come to stand for mediocrity.