Orange Bowl honors Michigan legend Lloyd Carr before kickoff
Longtime Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr was honored before the Orange Bowl on Friday.
Carr originally started with the Wolverines as a part of Bo Schembechler’s staff in 1980 as a defensive backs coach. before becoming the head coach of the program.
During his 13 years as head coach, he had a record of 112-40 from 1995 to 2007. Michigan was his only college head coaching job during his coaching career.
Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News posted a picture of the ceremony from the Orange Bowl on Friday evening.
Lloyd Carr inducted into Orange Bowl Hall of Fame pic.twitter.com/d2ta67pRRR
— angelique (@chengelis) January 1, 2022
Legendary @UMichFootball coach Lloyd Carr is an inductee to the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame presented by @AutoNation 👏
+ First Michigan coach to win 4⃣ straight bowl games, including the 2000 Orange Bowl
+ 5⃣ Big Ten Championships
+ 1⃣ National Championship#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/1tiyapkUQJ
— Capital One Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) December 16, 2021
Aside from his impressive record as Michigan’s head coach, he led the Wolverines to a lot of hardware. He won 5 B1G championships, 1 national championship, and was the first Michigan head coach to win 4 straight bowl games. One of those bowl games was the 2000 Orange Bowl.
It’ll be tough for current head coach Jim Harbaugh to replicate Carr’s success, but he can get off to good start if Michigan can beat Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Friday.