College Football Playoff Selection Committee Expected to Add Lloyd CarrBy Russell Westerholm
With four vacancies among its ranks, the College Football Playoff selection committee is expected to offer one of those seats to Lloyd Carr.
Citing "multiple" unnamed sources, ESPN learned the selection committee members chose Carr, 70, for one of the four vacancies left by Pat Haden, Mike Gould, Mike Tranghese, and Tom Osborne.
The selection committee reportedly narrowed its candidates to a field of eight after taking submissions from the 10 FBS conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. It is not clear who the other candidates are.
"I can't comment at this time, but we will release the names when the time comes," executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN.
In 1966, Carr graduated from Northern Michigan University, where he played quarterback for the football team after transferring from Missouri. He began his coaching career two years later and wound up at the University of Michigan in 1980.
After spending 14 years as a defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator, Carr became the head coach. From 1995 to 2007, Carr led the Wolverines to five Big Ten championships and one national title. His 122 wins with Michigan are third most in school history to only Fielding Yost (165) and Bo Schembechler (194).