The College Football Playoff committee got one member smaller on Friday when it was announced that Lloyd Carr would be stepping down from his position. The former Michigan football coach is mulling having surgery on a non-life threatening issue which might have an extended recovery period.
Carr announced that he would not feel right being unable to give his full attention to the committee this season if he was recovering from surgery on the health issue.
“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,” Carr said in a release Friday. “I regret that health issues will prevent me from executing the responsibilities expected of a committee member.”
The committee announced they would not replace Carr in an interim role and there would only be 12 members on the committee this year.
“Lloyd will be missed,” committee executive president Bill Hancock said. “He knows and loves college football, but we all understand.”
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