Lloyd Carr retired Monday after 13 years as Michigan's coach, following a season defined by a startling loss to Appalachian State and yet another defeat by Ohio State. Carr, groomed for the position by Michigan coaching great Bo Schembechler, led the Wolverines to 121 wins, five Big Ten titles and a national championship.
Carr's retirement and the vacancy at Michigan is the beginning of a ton of head coaching positions that will become available this season and some could impact current coaches at FSU. In particular, offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher may be the topic of discussion at several of the schools that will have a vacancy. With Michigan now looking for a head coach, the name that immediately comes to mind is Les Miles at LSU. If he bolted for Michigan, then LSU comes open. Texas A&M may be looking to replace Dennis Franchione and Tommy Tubberville at Auburn is said to be at the top of the list. Jimbo Fisher has connections at both LSU and Auburn. Georgia Tech also may be looking and it is reported that this is one that Fisher may be particularly interested in exploring.The list goes on and on.
The bottom line is that if FSU thinks Fisher is the heir apparent to Bobby Bowden then the university must take some action sooner rather than later.
Monday, November 19, 2007
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