The last missing piece from college football’s new playoff puzzle is the committee that will select the teams to take part. While the FBS conference commissioners and Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick met yesterday in Colorado Springs to work on the puzzle, they don’t seem to be in any rush to actually put that last place in piece…
“We’re gonna be very deliberate about it and thorough.”
– Bill Hancock, head of the BCS and soon to be head of the College Football Playoff
“I think we’re all comfortable with the time frame. I think we made enough progress today to keep us on course… We’ve got several months to get through the process.”
– SEC commissioner Mike Slive
Yesterday, the commissioners reportedly kicked around the names of more than 100 potential committee members. Big Ten commish Jim Delany said of Hancock: “We give him the names, he’ll do the contacting.” Hancock says the contacting of panelists will begin this summer.
Regardless of how many committee members will serve and regardless of who those members will be, the new playoff selection committee is guaranteed to be the most controversial aspect of the new playoff system.