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Monday, June 29, 1998 - The Michigan Daily - 17
Carr to stay parked through 2004
Compensation still ranks low among nation's elite coaches

By UMs Subramanan
Daily Sports Writer
Long-term stability has come to the
Michigan football program in the form of head
coach Lloyd Carr's new contract, signed last
Saturday. The seven-year contract extends
through the 2004 season.
Carr's latest contract bucks a trend of one-
year contract renewals for the long-time foot-
ball coach.
Currently Carr receives a base salary of
$266,512. The new contract will maintain this
base salary for another year, but it will leave
room for additional salary increases each year
until his pay reaches $280,000.
The largest increase in Carr's contract will
come from the compensation he will receive
from appearances on television, radio and the
Interaet. Michigan consolidated all Carr's earn-
ings from the various venues into a lump sum
of $465,000.
Previously, Carr's income from his weekly
television show, "Michigan Replay," and his

appearances on WJR radio came directly from
the stations themselves. Under the new con-
tract, the money will be redirected through the
University, which will take over production of
the TV show from CTC sports.
In addition to the radio and television com-
mitments, Carr will participate in question and
answer sessions on Michigan's homepage. Carr
will also take questions from fans and will gen-
erate special material for the website which he
feels will be of interest to Michigan fans.
Carr will also control content on these shows.
Carr's total earnings of $745,000 next season
will make his salary the highest at Michigan.
While his new salary ranks him among the
highest-paid coaches in the Big Ten, nationally
it's a different story. Florida coach Steve
Spurrier makes $2.2 million a year.
Carr's long-term contract deviates from the
previous Michigan tradition of one-year
rollover contracts.
"The new, seven-year contract underscores
the University of Michigan's commitment to

Lloyd," Michigan athletic director Tom Goss
said in a statement released last Monday. "He
has served the University for 18 years, and
helped guide the Wolverines to their first
national championship in almost 50 years."
Carr's commitment to Michigan doesn't end
on the field. He will contribute $50,000 of his
salary to the Michigan athletic endowment fund
to be used for women's athletics.
"Lloyd Carr came to me and said, 'Tom, I
really want to do something constructive"' with
his extra earnings, Athletic Director Tom Goss
"I think that Coach Carr's contract is entirely
appropriate," Regent Rebecca McGowan, D-
Ann Arbor said. "I, along with many others at
the University, am delighted that he wants to
take this program and nurture it for many years
to come.
"Athletics have given Michigan the national
prominence that makes some of the nation's
best people take a real hard look at it. It's very
important to appreciate it.'

Lloyd Carr didn't have anything to be upset about last
Saturday when he signed his new seven-year, $745,000 deal.

High tuition, low scholarships
trim Michigan's swim squad
By Uma Subiraumil- even have a full roster, which means that mental swimmers that could become
Daily Sports Witer it behooves everyone to be at their best. NCAA qualifiers in two or three years
The Michigan women's swimming Everyone becomes very, very impor- are being offered scholarships to go
team has perennially been one of the top tant:' elsewhere."
10 teams in the nation. Last season was In past years, Michigan has been able This year the Wolverines will be mak-
no exception as the Wolverines won to draw top swimmers from all regions ing a lot of adjustments. On top of the
their 13th consecutive Big Ten title and of the country. With recent university- personnel changes, Canham Natatorium
finished seventh overall in the nation. wide tuition hikes, recruiting-class size is being completely redone.
But in May the team lost 10 swim- has been steadily decreasing over the New filtration and ventilation sys-
mers to graduation, including several past few years. In 1997, the recruiting tems are being installed, and the
NCAA and Big Ten champions, as well class consisted of five swimmers and Wolverines will be forced to train in
as several Big Ten record holders. two divers. In 1994, by comparison, 10 unfamiliar surroundings.
As a result, the Wolverines have sev- swimmers signed letters of intent to While they are still looking for a per-
eral large holes to fill heading into the attend Michigan. manent home for the fall, they are tem-
upcoming season. But they've only "The cost of out-of-state tuition is porarily training at Fuller Park Pool and
recruited fopr swimmers. really getting to us," Richardson said. Eastem Michigan. Michigan will not
Freshmen Lindsay Carlberg and "We only have 14 scholarships total, so host a meet until January 15, 1999.
Kerrie Kalbko will provide depth in the it's hard for us to get good walk-ons." Despite the recruiting woes and being
backstroke and butterfly, and Andrea In years past, the Wolverines have also uprooted from Canham, Richardson is
Kurrle and Kathleen Gilbert will be been able to recruit quality swimmers optimistic about the upcoming season.
looked to in the freestyle events. from Michigan. But times are changing. "We will still be as strong as ever,"
"This year we will have our smallest "Our program is so tough that in Richardson said. "We have a lot of depth
team since I've coached here," order to receive a scholarship, a swim- returning. I think we'll certainly be a
Michigan coach Jim Richardson said. mer must be exceptional, Richardson team that could finish in the top 10 in
"With only nine swimmers we don't said. "As a result, a lot of the develop- the country"
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Because of the Wolverines' reduced roster next year, Shannon Shakespeare and
each one of her teammates will become "very, very Important" next year.

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