Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Lloyd Carr's 12-year coaching tenure: A tale of two halves

Coach Carr just completed his 12th season as the Wolverines Head Coach. In the first six years, Michigan was 5-1 against OSU and 4-2 in bowl games. Michigan amassed four consecutive bowl victories during that span and captured the 1997 AP National Championship. However, for as much success as the Wolverines enjoyed during the first half of Coach Carr's tenure, it has endured that much heartache in the second half of his reign. Michigan has gone 1-5 against OSU the past 6 seasons and is 1-5 in bowl games with four consecutive losses. Michigan has lost its final two games of the season in four of the past six seasons including this year. Go Blue!



At 11:04 AM, Anonymous steve s said...

Carr's proved he's a good coach over this time-line. He also has proved he is not a great coach.

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the record when Michigan had a natural grass field versus when it had an artificial field?

At 9:16 PM, Blogger mzgoblue said...

You can find some good information at:
This site provides a timeline of Michigan Stadium's history. Michigan first installed artificial turf (Tartan Turf) in 1969. It played on artificial turf through the 1990 season. Michigan was 120-17-3 on artificial turf at home during that era. Prior to the 1991 season Michigan switched to Prescription Athletic Turf (PAT) and 8,000 yards of sod were brought in which made up the actual playing surface. Michigan used grass through the 2002 season. Prior to 2003, Michigan switched back to turf this time using Field Turf which is still in use today. Hope that helps.

At 10:21 AM, Blogger mzgoblue said...

Michigan is 24-3 at home on the Field Turf since switching from Prescription Athletic Turf prior to the 2003 season. Go Blue!

At 9:14 AM, Blogger mzgoblue said...

Two more stats for you. During Coach Carr's 12 years as Head Coach, Michigan is 45-10 on turf (home and away) and 68-24 on grass (home and away). Go Blue!


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