Ex-Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, known for his 'tough love,' honored before Nebraska game
Michigan football coach Brady Hoke said Lloyd Carr was known around campus for his tough love.
The Wolverines returned some of that love to their former coach Saturday before they took on Nebraska, as Carr was honored before kickoff for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
He is part of a 16-member class (14 players and two coaches) that will be inducted Dec. 6 in New York.
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"There was some tough love that's in there."
Carr was immensely successful at Michigan, where he went 122-40 from 1995-2007. He won five Big Ten titles and finished outside the top three only once in 13 seasons.
He also guided the Wolverines to a share of the 1997 national championship — which they split with the Cornhuskers, who happen to be visiting Ann Arbor for the first time since 1962 on the day of Carr's honoring.
Carr's legacy will live on in that game, as Hoke has adopted Carr's tough-love coaching style at Michigan.
"That's always been part of who I am, (but) you get some affirmations when you see the success someone else has doing it that way," Hoke said.
Carr joins former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry and players such as Eddie George, Deion Sanders and Gene Washington in the second induction class of 2011.
Former Michigan great Desmond Howard also was inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year.
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