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Ex-Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr Leaves CFP Committee

Carr cites health reasons for pulling out of the committee.

NCAA Football - Michigan vs Indiana - November 11, 2006 Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images

Update: Carr is considering surgery that would require an extended recovery time, per Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News.

Former Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr is removing himself from the College Football Playoff selection committee for health reasons. Executive director Bill Hancock made the announcement on Friday.

He will not be replaced this season and the committee will feature only 12 members. This was set to be the first season of three that Carr would be a member of the selection team.

"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 statement.

Details of the health issues he is dealing with are not public at this time. Carr went 122-40 in his 13 years with the Wolverines, headlined by winning the National Championship in 1997.

Carr was set to be one of four members that would debut on the committee this season, along with former Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens and former Central Michigan head coach Herb Deromedi.