Ex-Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr appointed to NCAA Committee on Infractions
Former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr will now have his voice heard when it comes to NCAA rule enforcement.
Carr is one of eight new appointments to the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, which was approved by the NCAA's board of directors during a weekend meeting, according to a summary report.
Carr, who coached at Michigan from 1995-2007, joined Michael Adams (former Georgia president), Norman Bay (former faculty member at New Mexico), Carol Cartwright (former president at Bowling Green State/Kent State), Bobby Cremins (former Georgia Tech men's basketball coach), Thomas Hill (senior VP of student affairs at Iowa State), Joel Maturi (former Minnesota athletic director) and Sanker Suryanarayan (university counsel at Princeton).
All eight members were unanimous selections.
In May of 2011, Carr expressed his concern with regard to NCAA rule enforcement at a College Football Hall of Fame news conference.
One of Carr's main criticisms of the system was the NCAA's heavy reliance on self-reporting, something that doesn't always happen.
"If you're going to have a system, that the public, the fans, respect and buy into, than you better have a way of making sure that those people who are violating the rules don't prosper," he said at the time. "You got to invest the money to have investigators and whatever else you need to do — or they need to deregulate."
Michigan's football program was placed on a three-year NCAA probation period in 2010 for practice time rule violations and under former coach Rich Rodriguez. The university also admitted that Rodriguez allowed quality control staff assistants to conduct voluntary offseason workouts.
That probation period will end on Nov. 5, 2013.
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