February 14, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford professor and ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice enjoys the second half of the game against the USC Trojans at Maples Pavilion. USC won 65-64. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Condoleezza Rice talks college football playoff committee

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Today, finally, we were officially introduced to the members of the committee for the college football playoff, which will begin next season.

One of the names, and probably the most notable thus far, has been that of former United States Secretary of State and Stanford graduate, Condoleezza Rice. From the moment her name originally surfaced a few weeks ago, her involvement has been the subject of criticism by everyone from a good portion of college football fans to legendary former Auburn coach Pat Dye.

Today in the wake of the official announcement, Rice spoke bout her role as part of the committee, which she seems to be quite excited about, especially being the daughter of a football coach growing up.

In a teleconference, Rice had this to offer up:

“I’ve been in enough positions to respect people with different views,” said Rice. “Not everyone on the committee has played the game, but I’m a student of the game.”

The former Secretary of State also made note that she plans on watching as much film as possible in preparation of lending a hand in a decision, that will still more than likely anger some fan base in some way that might feel slighted.

It’s a no-win situation, in a sense, but she seems to be taking it all in stride, which is all anyone can really ask of her.

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