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Barry Alvarez

Pat Haden's resignation should be a cautionary tale for CFP

Pat Haden's resignation should be a cautionary tale for CFP

The risk in asking an active athletic director to serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee was that he might be confronted with a real-time crisis that would compromise his ability to serve.

That reality hit home Friday when USC Athletic Director Pat Haden abruptly resigned his position from the committee four days before its first ranking release.

Haden was confronted with so many issues and conflicts the only surprise was that his resignation didn't come sooner.

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