Lloyd Carr talks about Michigan recruiting, Ohio State scandal and more
Former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr returned to Marquette for a charity golf event and Casey Ford with local radio station ESPN 970 spent some time catching up with the 1968 Northern Michigan graduate.
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On Brady Hoke’s recruiting success: “The one thing that was not going to change at Michigan is we have a great tradition, and that’s something that appeals to a lot young people. Just as importantly, we have a great university. We can offer a guy a great experience in football and we can offer him a great education. As long as they play the game there, they’re going to have good teams. Once in a while we’re going to have a bad year, that’s just the nature of sports. It’s great to read that we’re off to such a great start.”
On the recent Ohio State scandal: “I don’t want to comment except that the rules are important. I believe in the rules and I think it’s an important part of the game, the history of the game and the value of the game. I think, obviously, for Jim (Tressel), it’s a tragedy the way this thing came down. I don’t know a lot of the things that went on, so I’m not going to talk about that. But it’s a very difficult thing for him, and that’s unfortunate.”
On not playing Wisconsin for five years: “You’re going to get and you’re going to have to give. I think Michigan-Ohio State, we all wanted to preserve that game at all costs. Of course, we’ve got Michigan State as well. There are other schools in the conference, so you can’t have everything you want. Nobody does. We’ll get to play them once in a while, and it’s been a great rivalry. Of course this divisional setup is going to change the Big Ten and I think it’s certainly going to make it much more difficult to win the Big Ten championship.”