DETROIT – Former Michigan Wolverines head football coach Lloyd Carr has stepped down from the College Football Playoff selection committee due to health reasons.
"This is a difficult decision because I have enjoyed my preparations and I have the greatest respect for the other committee members and the playoff itself," said Carr, former head coach at the University of Michigan. "I regret that health issues will prevent me from executing the responsibilities expected of a committee member."
Carr was added to the committee after the 2015 season and was set to begin his first year in the fall.
"Lloyd will be missed," Executive Director Bill Hancock said. "He knows and loves college football, but we all understand."
Carr coached Michigan from 1980 to 2007. He was named the head coach is 1995 and went 122-40 in 13 seasons. Michigan won at least 10 games six times under Carr and earned the 1997 national championship. He also helped Michigan claim five Big Ten titles.
The committee will now have 12 members this season. The group will issue its first rankings Tuesday, Nov. 1, and will also issue rankings on four more Tuesdays before Selection Day, Sunday, Dec. 4.