Georgia on His Mind: Ex-Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr Talks with Athens Newspaper

The WolverineCorrespondent ISeptember 23, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Lloyd Carr of the Michigan Wolverines walks on the sidelines during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ohio State won the game 14-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Former Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr recently sat down for an interview with the Athens Banner-Herald in Georgia.

That's right. I'll say it again. Lloyd Carr sat down for an interview with a newspaper.

Coach Carr said he misses coaching, but that retiring was the right thing to do. He has been to all of the Michigan home games and plays on traveling to the Iowa away game.

Carr discusses what it takes to beat Florida (score points), and his impressions of the Georgia Bulldogs (he watched a practice on Tuesday). When asked what is the biggest issue facing college football, Carr stated:

"We have to continue to be on guard that we make decisions in college football that are in the best interest of the players. We have this great, great game that has great value beyond the football field, so for me the biggest issue is that we're part of college institutions. And those institutions are primarily focused on education, so we have to make decisions that are in the best interests of those players. If we keep that in mind, then we're gonna avoid a lot of problems. There are a lot of critics of the game who think it's too commercialized, who think we're moving toward being just like the NFL. I think there's some legitimate criticisms there, and I think we have to be on guard not to let that happen."

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