There’s not too much to be said about Lloyd Carr that hasn’t been said, but I got to see a softer side of the hardnosed football coach.
I interviewed former University of Michigan Wolverines football coach Lloyd Carr quite a few times, but the day of his annual charity golf outing to benefit University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, a cause near and dear to Carr’s heart, as players and coaches traditionally have visited the children’s hospital throughout the years to visit with the patients.
I sat with Carr outside at a Country Club in Ann Arbor, and we spoke for approx. 15 minutes, he couldn’t refrain from choking up when recalling his visits to the children’s Hospital. We didn’t talk about football at all, just C.S. Mott, he is really passionate about the construction of a new hospital, he hosts Carr’s Wash for kids, and several other fund raisers.
He was pleasant to talk with, and it’s easy to be intimidated, it’s like talking to a scientist, or astronaut. I’m from Michigan, and aside from the name Bo (I interviewed Bo several times as well, awesome guy that loved Michigan) Lloyd Carr defined Wolverine football, the best way to describe Lloyd is he’s like that rich, cool uncle, that never has to worry about a bill again, so he can just take it nice and easy, but chooses to give back.