Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

October 16, 2013

Rice joins playoff committee as 'student'



College Football Playoff selection committee

By The Associated Press

The 13 members of the first College Football Playoff selection committee, which will pick the four teams that play for the national championship next year.

— Jeff Long, University of Arkansas athletic director, chairman

Age:  54.

Experience: Athletic director at Pittsburgh and Eastern Kentucky. Played football and baseball for Ohio Wesleyan.

— Barry Alvarez, University of Wisconsin athletic director

Age: 66.

Experience: Former Nebraska football player. Coached Wisconsin for 16 seasons and is winningest coach in school history.

— Lt. Gen. Mike Gould

Age: 60.

Experience. Former superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. Played football at Air Force.

— Pat Haden, Southern California athletic director

Age: 60.

Experience: Played quarterback for USC and the Los Angeles Rams. Rhodes Scholar and former TV analyst.

— Tom Jernstedt

Age: 68.

Experience: Former NCAA vice president who oversaw the men’s basketball Final Four and selection committee. Worked with NCAA for 38 years.

— Oliver Luck, West Virginia athletic director

Age: 53.

Experience: Former West Virginia and NFL quarterback. Former president of NFL Europe and the Houston Dynamo of MLS.

— Archie Manning

Age: 64.

Experience: Former Mississippi and NFL quarterback. Member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Father of NFL stars Peyton and Eli Manning.

— Tom Osborne

Age: 76.

Experience: One of the most successful coaches in college football history with Nebraska. Won three national titles. Served as a member of Congress for six years and was athletic director at Nebraska.

— Dan Radakovich, Clemson University athletic director.

Age: 54.

Experience: Played football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Former athletic director at Georgia Tech and American University

— Condoleezza Rice, Stanford University professor

Age: 58.

Experience: Former secretary of state and national security adviser under George W. Bush. Former provost at Stanford, where she is currently a member of the faculty.

— Mike Tranghese

Age: 69.

Experience: Former commissioner of the Big East.

— Steve Wieberg

Age: 59.

Experience: Former college sports reporter for USA Today.

— Tyrone Willingham

Age: 59.

Experience: Former coach of Notre Dame, Stanford and Washington. Played football at Michigan State.


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