Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban waves to the crowd as he celebrates after the 2013 BCS Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

College football playoff committee expected to be finalized by the end of 2013

We know a few things about the new college football playoff.

We know that 2013 will be the last year of the BCS National Championship Game.

We know there will be four teams in the playoff.

We know the first national title game of the playoff era will take place in Arlington Texas.

Now, thanks to BCS/College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock, who spoke during the conference commissioners’ meeting at Big Ten headquarters, we know invitations to the new college football playoff committee are being sent out.

“We are making calls to prospective members to gauge their interest,” Hancock told Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com. “And those are going very well. We have invited some people to participate. The response has been remarkable. A hundred percent has been excited to get the call, honored to get the call and wants to give something back to the game.”

Hancock told reporters the committee will meet six-10 times a year for two or three days at a time and there will be “12-18 members” who “will be either sitting major conference athletic directors or former players, coaches, administrators or media members.”

Hancock expects the committee to be finalized by the end of the 2013 season.


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