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Football Honchos In No Rush To Populate Playoff Selection Committee

gfx - they said itThe 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.

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Calhoun Stays At Air Force

You can apparently scratch Air Force coach Troy Calhoun from the list of potential coaches at Vanderbilt.  Calhoun was a longshot at best for the Commodores.  Last year, the Falcons’ coach turned down the job at Tennessee.  And he quickly jumped to the top of the list for the Denver Broncos when Josh McDaniels was fired yesterday afternoon.

The Air Force Academy announced today that Calhoun will be back in Colorado Springs next year.  In the release both the coach and the academy’s athletic director stated that Calhoun is dedicated to staying.

While coaches often downplay coaching rumors right up until the time they take a new job, it’s unusual for a coach to be quoted in an official release… and then leave.

Besides, even if Calhoun chose to leave Air Force, it would likely be for the Broncos’ multi-millions and not the Commodores’ ” just plain ‘ol” millions.

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