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The new College Football Playoff Selection Committee was announced in Dallas on Wednesday. Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long was named chair of the committee which includes – much to the dismay of former Auburn coach Pat Dye and current ESPN analyst David Pollack, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The panel also inlcudes Ole Miss alum Archie Manning, which drew some criticism based on his relationship with his alma mater – where his son Eli was also a quarterback, and his ties to Tennessee where his other son Peyton quarterbacked. (Truly a legitimate concern seeing as though one school last played for the title 15 years ago, the other 50.)
What’s the more difficult task for this committee – figuring out which schools deserve the third and fourth slots in the four-team field, or managing the politics of power conferences that want their “fair” share of the revenues and spotlight? Brien Straw and Nate Grffin discuss this in a candid and in-depth conversation with CBS Sports college football analyst Spencer Tillman.
The guys also talk about who’s the best quarterback in college football today – and who’s best suited to fill the needs of the Houston Texans at QB. (HINT: Johnny “Football” Manziel only gets one vote, while another SEC QB gets two!) They may even have a solution – or at least a blueprint, for compensating players.
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