The Ann Arbor News is reporting that the language in his contract was altered, making it easier for him to retire after the 2007 season.Big Ten officials and coaches might be glad to see Carr leave In Lloyd Carr's 12 seasons at Michigan he has gone 113-36 overall and 75-21 in the Big Ten with 5 Big Ten titles. Yet there are still a few of the Michigan faithful that want to see Carr off the sidelines. Well they might get their wish.
Signed by Carr on Dec. 21 of last year, the addendum calls for the school to set up a deferred compensation account worth $300,000 within 15 days of July 1, 2007. Carr will collect his money approximately a year later if he remains employed by Michigan "in any capacity, until July 1, 2008.''There have been rumors flying around for a few years that Carr was thinking about retiring, but this is the most definitive proof to date. Carr has done a great job at Michigan during the regular season, but lately he has been struggling against his rival Ohio State and in bowl games. He has won only once against Jim Tressel and has lost his last 3 bowl games. Personally I am not a huge Lloyd Carr fan, mostly due to the fact that he kicks Penn State's butt each year, but I think it is a big mistake if the University is some how forcing him out. He does well on the recruiting front and won 9 or more games in all but 3 of his seasons at Michigan.