Michigan coach Lloyd Carr has been awarded the Bobby Dodd national coach of the year award. Just let that sink in for a second. This is the same guy who lost to a non-Div I team* in Appalachian State, was dismantled by Oregon (39-7), lost to Wisconsin, and lost to Ohio State. Who voted for him?
If you want a coach of the year, vote for Jim Leavitt from USF who coached his team to its first national ranking in the schools history. Or Paul Johnson from the Naval Academy who snapped a 43-game losing streak against Notre Dame and has dominated the Commander in Chief’s Trophy, going 9-1 in his five years at USNA. Additional coaches more deserving than Carr are Rich Rodriguez, Gary Pinkel, June Jones, and the Big Mark Mangino, and a number of others not mentioned. Why not give the award to Charlie Weis.
If Carr had any self-respect he would pull a Ving Rhames and give the award to another coach.
* Before anyone starts on the Division I issue, yes I know Appalachian State is Division I (FCS). No matter what you name it, App St. is not Division I.