The College Football Playoff selection committee was set to include another member with Big Ten ties this season, but that changed Friday.
Former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr announced that he is stepping down from the committee due to health issues.
"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 the announcement. "I regret that health issues will prevent me from executing the responsibilities expected of a committee member."
re: Carr he's considering surgery that will require extended recovery time (non-life threatening) and felt best to resign CFP -- per UM— angelique (@chengelis) August 19, 2016
Carr, who coached Michigan for 13 seasons and led the Wolverines to a 122-40 record and four appearances in the Rose Bowl, was to start his first year on the committee this season.
Due to Carr's departure, the committee will have 12 members this season, including Wisconsin athletics director and former coach Barry Alvarez. The committee releases its first set of rankings at the beginning of November and picks the four-team field for the College Football Playoff at the beginning of December following the conference championship games.