Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be one of the members of the committee responsible for selecting the four teams that will participate in the College Football Playoff that will begin after the 2014 regular season, ESPN.com reported Friday.
The selection committee, which will have 12 to 18 members, will officially be announced next month, but sources told ESPN.com the names of several members.
According to the report, besides Rice, former NFL quarterback Archie Manning, USC athletic director Pat Haden, former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich and former NCAA executive vice president Tom Jernstedt also will be on the selection committee.
This season is the final year of the BCS, and the playoff format begins next season.
---UCLA starting offensive tackle Torian White suffered a broken ankle in the second quarter of the Bruins' 34-27 win over Utah on Thursday.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora said White will be out for an extended period, but did not say that White was out for the rest of the season.
---Clint Trickett will get his second straight start at quarterback for West Virginia this weekend against Baylor, after leading the Mountaineers to an upset victory over Oklahoma State last week.
The only question regarding Trickett's status this week was an injury to this throwing arm.
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced on his weekly radio show that Trickett would start.