Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the BCS, speaks at the unveiling of the 100th Rose Bowl Game logo at Rose Bowl Stadium on April 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage) (Jerod Harris / October 9, 2013)
Sources have told Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com that the group will consist of 13 members most whom ESPN and The Associated Press have already identified to include Barry Alvarez, Mike Gould, Pat Haden, Tom Jernstedt, Jeff Long, Oliver Luck, Archie Manning, Tom Osborne, Dan Radakovich, Condoleezza Rice, Mike Tranghese, Steve Wieberg and Tyrone Willingham.
Bill Hancock, who will head up the new College Football Playoff, told me at the SEC meetings in July that this first committee will be critical.
“The first one will establish the template for the other committees to follow,” he added.
The group will act along the same sort of lines like the NCAA basketball selection committee. It will not only select the four teams to participate in the new College Football Playoff, but will be in charge of determining the teams for the rest of the non-contract bowls such as the Cotton, Chick-fil-A and Fiesta bowls.
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