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Report: Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice expected to be named to College Football Playoff committee

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The selection process for members of the College Football Playoff committee is underway and Condoleezza Rice is expected to be one of the members of the panel, according to the AP.

The former secretary of state under President George W. Bush is an avowed football fan and has said that her dream job was to be NFL commissioner. While Roger Goodell looks like he won't be leaving that post anytime soon, the selection committee is a logical step for Rice.

A firm number of committee spots hasn't been announced, though it's expected to be between 12-18 people. That's larger than the basketball selection committee. Before the season, BCS executive director Bill Hancock said that the committee wouldn't be finalized before the end of the season but names of candidates have started trickling out. The committee will be responsible for the selection of the four-team playoff to determine college football's champion that starts next year.

In addition to Rice, ESPN reported that seven others have been chosen to the committee. Those are Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez, USC's Pat Haden, West Virginia's Oliver Luck, Arkansas' Jeff Long, and Clemson's Dan Radakovich, as well as former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese. Former Ole Miss QB Archie Manning was named as well.

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