NCAA is finally adopting the playoff format for college football, and it will be in effect next season. But even though it's the first time, it must be done right, and right now the organization is trying to get the right committee to do so. This committee will include the former University of Mississippi quarterback/maker of Eli and Peyton Manning, Archie Manning, USC athletic director Pat Haden, an athletic director from the ACC, Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, and Pac-12, and...Condoleezza Rice?
Rice definitely doesn't have any direct athletic experience, but a majority of times you're not going have a hard time finding high-profile work if you have something like being the former Secretary of State on your resume. She's expected to be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee, according to Associated Press. Assuming nothing changes, this will be a huge switch from Rice's current job as political economy professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. She does frequent the school's athletic events and is a known sports fan, so the inclusion isn't farfetched.
The College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock says the committee—which will reportedly consist of 12 to 18 members—will be officially announced on Nov. 11 at Washington, D.C.
[via Associated Press]