Michigan Fans Aren't Pulling Punches

Former #5 team's 0-2 start sparks calls for coach's resignation
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2007 10:06 AM CDT
During a timeout, Michigan quarterback Chad Henne (7) struggles with pain from an injury coach, as Lloyd Carr, right, and wide receiver Mario Manningham (86) stand nearby during the first half of a football...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Michigan started the college football season ranked fifth. Now, after embarrassing losses to unranked Appalachian State and Oregon, the Wolverines have plummeted out of the polls, and fans are reacting, USA Today reports. Home-crowd fans booed the Wolverines last weekend, and Detroit columnists are calling for coach Lloyd Carr to resign.

Carr is shrugging off the criticism, telling reporters, "I've been in this job a long time. It does not bother me a bit." But the turmoil is unlikely to let up before this weekend's game against Notre Dame, when freshman Ryan Mallett will start at quarterback in place of injured Chad Henne.