Ex-Michigan coach elected to Hall

Ex-Michigan coach elected to Hall

Published May. 14, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, ex-Wolverines quarterback and ESPN analyst Brian Griese announced Saturday night.

Carr led Michigan to the national championship in 1997, when Griese was quarterback.

Griese made the announcement at a fundraising dinner for Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Detroit News reported.

The 2011 class will be announced Tuesday.


Carr was on hand at the function, where a group of about 80 players - mostly ex-players of his - donated a combined $850,000 to the hospital.

He said he was informed he would be receiving the honor earlier this week, and was quick to give credit to his players Saturday.

"That's really how I got [to the Hall]," Carr said. "You don't win games unless you have great athletes and people who are willing to play a role."

Carr, 65, served as Michigan coach from 1995 to 2007, retiring with 122 wins.

This was his first time on the Hall of Fame ballot.

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