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Lloyd Carr one of eight named to NCAA’s Committee on Infractions

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When (if?) Miami and Oregon appears before the NCAA at some point this year, there’ll be some new faces on the committee charged with hearing their response to allegations of improprieties in their respective football programs.

While most of the attention on this past weekend’s NCAA Board of Directors meeting was focused on new — and relaxed — recruiting rules, eight individuals were also added to the Committee on Infractions.  Included in that group is former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr.

Carr spent the last 28 years of his collegiate coaching career with the Wolverines, the last 13 as head coach.  He left following the 2007 season as the third-winningest coach in school history, his 122 wins trailing only Bo Schembechler (194) and Fielding Yost (165).

From 2000 through 2005, Carr, a 2011 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, served on the NCAA Football Rules Committee.  In the midst of the Jim Tressel/Ohio State scandal in May of 2011, Carr took the NCAA’s enforcement arm to task.

“I know it’s a difficult time because the issues are serious, but it’ll be up to the NCAA to find out what did and did not happen,” Carr was quoted as saying. “And they need to do a better job in my judgment.

“If you’re going to have a system that the public, the fans, respect and buy into, you better have a way of making sure those people who are violating the rules don’t prosper. You’ve got to invest the money to have investigators and whatever else you need.”

Also appointed to the committee, which will now consist of 18 members, was outgoing Georgia president Michael Adams.

Below are the other new members of the infractions committee:

Norman Bay, director of enforcement, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (and former University of New Mexico law faculty).

Carol Cartwright, former president of Bowling Green and Kent State.

Bobby Cremins, former Georgia Tech men’s basketball head coach.

Thomas Hill, senior vice president of student affairs at Iowa State.

Joel Maturi, former Minnesota athletic director.

Sanker Suryanarayan, university counsel, Princeton University.

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8 Responses to “Lloyd Carr one of eight named to NCAA’s Committee on Infractions”
  1. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jan 21, 2013 5:25 PM

    Congrats to coach Carr. The Infractions
    Committee would like to see Manti Teo’s
    phone records. The school in south bend
    never thought to review it while doing their own investigation. Go figure !!

  2. bigd88 says: Jan 21, 2013 5:36 PM

    Who needs an infractions committee when Mark Emmert can just wake up, roll over and decide to punish programs for criminal offenses.
    Oh but don’t worry “he’ll never do it again so, you know, it’s cool right?”

  3. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jan 21, 2013 7:27 PM

    Carr killed us on the field. I hope he doesn’t do the same in his new position!!!!!!!!

  4. bat42boy says: Jan 21, 2013 7:52 PM

    Looks like they also need a normal everyday college sports FAN who is not a lawyer and/or someone who is connected to a college in any way. To get a fans prospective would only enhance this committee’s oversight duties. Only a suggestion.

  5. WingT says: Jan 21, 2013 8:25 PM

    go ahead Michigan fans, admit it, you guys miss ole Lloyd and wish now that you hadn’t run him off

  6. polegojim says: Jan 22, 2013 9:43 AM

    No WingT, it was time. Michigan was losing it’s edge year by year.

    Better to be remembered for greatness than to stay long enough to lose it.

  7. mhalt99 says: Jan 22, 2013 10:59 AM

    no paterno or sandusky? figured if they had hired Paul Dee they’d hire just about anyone?

  8. dmvtransplant says: Jan 22, 2013 2:56 PM

    @ polegojim

    Remind me again how well did the Rich Rod Era go? If you forgot I’ll remind you 38 point lose to Miss State and that was the highlight of the first 3 yrs Carr was gone. I don’t know what you talking about?

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