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Entering the 2006 season, he has 102 wins and 34 losses, for a winning percentage of .750. In Big Ten Conference play, he has 68 wins against 20 losses for a winning percentage of .773. He has won or shared five Big Ten titles (in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2004) and his 1997 team was declared the Associated Press national champion. He has led the Wolverines to five 10-win seasons (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2003). Carr is a protégé of coaching great Bo Schembechler, having served under Schembechler as an assistant from 1980-89. He then served as an assistant under Gary Moeller from 1990-94 before being named interim head coach after Moeller's resignation. Though then-athletic director Joe Roberson initially declared that Carr was not a candidate in the search for Moeller's permanent replacement, Roberson reversed his earlier position and gave Carr the job permanently after he posted an 8-2 record through the 1995 season's first 10 games.

A native of Riverview, Michigan, Lloyd Carr played college football at Missouri and Northern Michigan; he quarterbacked the latter to an undefeated season. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Missouri. He graduated from NMU in 1968 with his B.S. in education, and went on to earn his master's degree in education administration at NMU in 1970.

Carr's coaching career began as an assistant at Nativity High School in Detroit (1968-69) and at Belleville High School from 1970 to 1973. He became head coach at Westland John Glenn High School in 1973 and earned Regional Class A Coach of the Year honors in 1975 following an 8-1 season.

Carr's collegiate coaching career started with two seasons at Eastern Michigan (1976-77), followed by two seasons at Illinois (1978-79) before arriving at Michigan as an assistant in 1980. He has remained in Ann Arbor ever since. He is among the winningest active football coaches in NCAA Division I-A, has won five Big Ten titles, and brought Michigan its first national championship in 49 years. He has led the Wolverines to five Top Ten finishes in the last nine seasons. The Wolverines have played in three Rose Bowl game and one Orange Bowl game under his leadership.

During the 2003 season, Carr joined Yost, Bennie Oosterbaan and Schembechler as the only coaches in school history to roam the sidelines for more than 100 career games. He trails only Yost (165-29-10) and Schembechler (194-48-5) in career victories at Michigan.

Carr has guided the school to a bowl game in every season at the helm, including nine straight Jan. 1 appearances, the second longest active string in college football. He became the first Wolverine coach to win four straight bowl games, beating Auburn 31-28 on New Year's Day at the 2001 Florida Citrus Bowl, after leading U-M to victories in the 1998 Rose, 1999 Citrus and 2000 Orange Bowls. Michigan has been ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for all but four of Carr's career games (all in 1998), including 62 times in the top 10 of the polls.

Wolverine teams under Carr's direction have continued the strong tradition of Michigan football.

U-M went back-to-back as Big Ten Champions and earned the school's 19th trip to the Rose Bowl following a 7-1 conference slate during the 2004 season. The Wolverines battled Texas to the wire in the 91st Rose Bowl game, losing 38-37 on a field goal at the buzzer. Michigan rallied from deficits in five games to claim victory, including a 45-37 triple overtime win over Michigan State, with 17 points in four-plus minutes to send the game into overtime. U-M was led by an All-America quartet consisting of David Baas, Braylon Edwards, Marlin Jackson and Ernest Shazor. Baas won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's outstanding center and Edwards claimed the Biletnikoff Award as the top wide receiver in college football. Tailback Mike Hart, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and quarterback Chad Henne stepped into the starting lineup as true freshmen. Henne became only the second quarterback in U-M history to start as a true freshman and the first signal caller in Big Ten history to lead a team to a conference crown during his rookie campaign.

The 2003 Wolverines showed perseverance as they ran the table with six straight conference wins to claim the Big Ten title and a berth in the 2004 Rose Bowl. Trailing 28-7 entering the fourth quarter at Minnesota, Michigan rallied for the greatest comeback victory in school history with 31 points in the final stanza to defeat the Gophers 38-35. The victory set the stage for the championship run as the Wolverines outscored the opposition by a 221 to 75 margin from the start of the fourth quarter against the Gophers through the thrilling 35-21 victory against No. 4 Ohio State that clinched the outright conference crown.

Michigan faced seven nationally ranked teams during the 2003 season, including wins against three top 10-ranked teams in their final four regular season contests. The Wolverines posted victories against its three rivals -- Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State -- for the sixth time in school history during the same season. U-M was led by All-America tailback Chris Perry, a Heisman Trophy finalist, Doak Walker Award winner and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Perry, quarterback John Navarre, right tackle Tony Pape, left guard Baas and wide receiver Edwards led a Wolverine offense with their All-Big Ten first team selections.

Michigan captured a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl victory behind the leadership of Carr in his third season at the helm. Carr and the Wolverines proved that excellence is a product of dedication, teamwork and execution; the direct result of which was Michigan's first national title in 49 years (1948 season).

Carr, who reached 25 wins faster than any current Big Ten coach, became just the second Big Ten coach to post an undefeated regular season record in just his third year of head coaching (Joe Paterno went 10-0 in 1968 but was not affiliated with the conference at that time). He also wrote himself into the NCAA record books, becoming just the seventh coach in NCAA history to have reached 29 wins in just three seasons of coaching.

In 1997, Carr put all the pieces together, posting the most impressive regular season campaign at U-M in more than 25 years. At the start of the season, coach Carr not only faced a schedule rated as one of the toughest in NCAA Division I-A, but also had the task of choosing a starting quarterback, while having to replace three All-Americans, four starters on defense and three starters on the offensive line.

Under Carr's steady hand, Michigan earned its first Big Ten title and Rose Bowl appearance in five seasons. With a 24-3 defeat of then No. 5 Colorado in the first game of the season, Michigan flexed its defensive muscles, giving fans a sneak peek of what to expect. Michigan remained perfect through its first three games, boosting Carr's September record to 10-0. Even with tough road contests against Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin, the Wolverines remained focused.

The culmination of Michigan's 1997 regular season proved to be the most dramatic contest of them all, with Michigan defeating No. 4 Ohio State, 20-14, in front of the largest crowd in Michigan Stadium history at the time. With the victory, coach Carr became just the third U-M coach to defeat Ohio State in each of his first three games, following coaching legends Yost and Fritz Crisler.

Carr and his Wolverines reached the summit of their journey when they defeated No. 7 Washington State, 21-16, in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Two days later Michigan was named the Associated Press National Champion. A week later, the Wolverines were awarded the MacArthur Bowl by the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and the Grantland Rice Trophy by the Football Writers Association of America, given annually to the nation's most outstanding football team.

Carr's leadership of the 1997 Wolverines earned him several national coaching honors, including the Walter Camp Football Foundation, American Football Coaches Association, Football News, Maxwell Football Club, Woody Hayes, and Paul "Bear" Bryant coach of the year awards. Carr became just the fourth Michigan coach to win coach of the year honors, behind Crisler (1947), Oosterbaan (1948) and Schembechler (1969).

In addition to his work on the football field, Carr is involved in the University, community and coaching fraternity. He has been active in support of women's athletics, endowing a women's sports scholarship that is presented annually to a female student-athlete at U-M. He initiated the Women's Football Academy that donates all proceeds to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Carr was also the chairperson for the WJR/Special Olympics Golf Outing. He and his wife, Laurie, were also co-chairs of the 2002 Washtenaw County United Way Campaign. Carr serves on the NCAA Rules Committee and is a member of the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees. Since 2004, the annual summer "Carr Wash" has been held with the proceeds benefitting Mott's Children Hospital.

Despite his accomplishments on and off the field, Carr has come under increasing scrutiny recently. Carr's failure to contend for a berth in the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game since the system was introduced in 1998 has drawn the ire of many fans and alumni. His record against archrivals Ohio State (1-4) and Notre Dame (1-3) since 2001, his record in opening road games (0-5) and bowl games (1-4) since 2001, and a disappointing 7-5 record in the 2005 season have prompted many to become increasingly vocal in calling for his ouster. Michigan athletic director Bill Martin recently reaffirmed his support for Carr and said that he would be "very surprised" if Carr did not make significant changes to his coaching staff during the offseason. Following the end of recruiting season, both the offensive and defensive coordinators have left for the NFL, and Carr has promoted assistants from within the program to fill these voids. Specifically, Ron English will now be defensive coordinator and Mike DeBord will resume the previously held role of offensive coordinator.

Carr has negotiated a clause in his contract that allows him to stay on as an assistant athletic director when he retires.

He has been inducted into both the Catholic (High School) League and Northern Michigan University Halls of Fame.

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