It looks like college football has found the first member of their playoff committee.
According to Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports, Oliver Luck, the current athletic director of the West Virginia Mountaineers and the father of former Stanford Cardinal and current Indianapolis Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck, is expected to be part of the committee. Fowler says the Big 12 ”has briefed league officials about Luck’s involvement, according to three college football sources.”
Each of the big five conferences (ACC, Big-10, Big-12, Pac-12 and SEC) is expected to have a representative on the committee.
The college football playoff doesn’t know who those representatives will be.
“There’s still some vetting to be done,” Playoff executive director Bill Hancock told Fowler when speaking about all of the candidates. “We need to know about all these people. We know them, you know them, but we need to know everything we can about them. We don’t want to make any mistakes, and we won’t. These are all people of high integrity.”
Luck is also rumored to be a candidate to replace Texas Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds, who will be stepping down.
The college football playoff begins after the 2014 regular season.