College Football Playoff selection committee named

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    Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been named the first chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

    A news conference will be held Wednesday in Dallas to announce the committee's members.

    ESPN and The Associated Press have identified the other 12 members of the committee as:

    • Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez

    • Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, a former Air Force Academy superintendent

    • USC athletic director Pat Haden

    • Former NCAA executive vice president Tom Jernstedt

    • West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck

    • Former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning

    • Former Nebraska coach/athletic director Tom Osborne

    • Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich

    • Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

    • Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese

    • Former USA Today reporter Steve Wieberg

    • Former Stanford/Notre Dame/Washington coach Tyrone Willingham

    The selection committee will choose the four teams that advance to the College Football Playoff beginning after the 2014 regular season, as well as rank and place at-large teams in the noncontract New Year's Day bowls -- the Cotton, Fiesta and Chick-fil-A.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football...acks-chair-college-football-playoff-committee
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    Does the committee change every year?
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    I think some of the names were still unconfirmed officially.

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    Still a lot of problems with the committee. I don't know how present ADs could ever be considered.
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    I dont get condoleza rice at all. What exactly are her credentials? All I've heard is she is a big college football fan, guess what, so am I and I bet I've spent more time watching it than she has the 10 years. I have no problem with a woman being on the comittee, but why her? Why not Erin Andrews or Samantha Ponder, someone who actually works in college football
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    I think each conference (or major conference) gets one AD.
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    I don't know that much about Dr. Rice but I'll attempt to bloviate a little on the subject. She is supposedly a great football fan and her father, I believe, was a football coach which I guess would imply that she kind of grew up around the game and always had someone knowledgeable to chat with. She's obviously very bright and I think she was even considered as a candidate for NFL commissioner.
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    I'd rather have Rice on the selection panel over every other AD on the list!

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    I think one of Condi's other major assets might be group decision making. How one person determines the most deserving teams is one thing, but how to aggregate the differing viewpoints is another.
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    The ADs are probably OK because they'll work to prevent overrepresentation from any one conference, but the rest of the list is awful. Too much old-school conservative traditionalist mindset, the same mentality that has strangled the sport for years. They'll be installing their favorites and screwing the teams they resent on a yearly basis.
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    If you're going to use retired head coaches, why select one with a 76–88–1 career record? What kind of credential is that?

    What are the bonafides to be on this committee of the Air Force academy superintendent?

    Don't have much gripe with the rest of the list if the AD's have to be included.
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    I hear a lot of people questioning Rice's inlcusion but no one ever mentions having a retired Air Force general on the committee. What are his qualifications? He didn't play pro ball and from what I can tell he was an assistant on the academy team. I have to think he was a little too busy to be more than a casual fan of the sport while he was on active duty.
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    Assistant on the academy team still sounds like a whole lot more experience than Rice.
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    Could be worse, it could consist of the likes of:

    Bobby Bowden
    Vince Dooley
    The AD's of bama, ohio state, and some of those clowns in DC
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    I think a legitimate question is, what kind of experience are we after? It is a committee to determine the worthiness of football teams, not a group charged with coaching a team. Not one of the members is a statistician, which might be very useful, even if they have less "experience" than actual coaches.
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    Stanford and the Pac 10 or 12, whatever they are is certainly well represented. Condi went to Stanford. Willingham had ties to Stanford/Pac 12. Pat Haden/USC AD, Oliver Lucks son played for Stanford.
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    The BCS ranking system was by far much better than this crap. Just take the top 4 instead of the Top 2. Not sure why that was taken out of the system.
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    I would have a hard time thinking of a worst list.
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    Looks like a nice recipe for corruption.

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