Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I Remove My Hat in Respect, Thank You Coach.

Behind the scenes: Michigan coach Lloyd Carr's final moments before retiring with win in bowl

EDITOR's Note: The Capital One Bowl marked the end of an era at Michigan as Lloyd Carr retired after a 13-season career as head coach, paving the way for Rich Rodriguez to lead college football's winningest team as the first "non-Michigan man" since Bo Schembechler in 1969. Carr granted Associated Press sports writer Larry Lage behind-the-scenes access for his final two-plus days in charge, allowing a reporter in a Michigan locker room before a game and at halftime for the first time in at least four decades.

"Gentlemen," he says in closing, "you have given me something to remember for the rest of my life." Lloyd Carr

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