Former USC DB Ronnie Lott appointed to College Football Playoff selection committee

Caption + Air Force coach Fisher De Berry and Rice coach Ken Hatfield meet after Air Force defeated Rice 45-17

Caption + Air Force coach Fisher De Berry and Rice coach Ken Hatfield meet after Air Force defeated Rice 45-17

Castiglione has been the University of Oklahoma's vice president for intercollegiate athletics programs and director of athletics since 1998.

Stricklin will serve a three-year term on the committee, which decides the four teams who will compete in the playoff.

Boivin is a former sportswriter for the Arizona Republic and now works for Arizona State's Journalism School and recently became the first female journalist to be elected to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.

Joe Castiglione has also served on the NCAA baseball committee and been the chair of the men's basketball committee in the past, creating a level of experience. Stricklin is Florida's AD, previously at Mississippi State.

Hatfield is a former coach who led Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson and Rice over his career.

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Lott played professional football for 14 seasons before retiring in 1995. Castiglione will be the Big 12 nomination this year, replacing Hocutt, and Stansbury is the ACC's nomination, replacing Radakovich.

A USC Football representative is back on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

Castiglione is fresh off a two-year stint (2015-16) as the chair of the men's basketball selection committee, so a move to football makes sense. Before that game, the highest UCF was ranked was 12th in the country, and even that was higher than any non-power had ever been ranked in the Playoff era.

"I think it makes a lot of sense to ask Barry Alvarez, 'Hey, you guys played MI last week, tell us what you think". Whose coaches know much about mid-majors?

The new members will each begin a three-year term this spring, and current committee member Rob Mullens, the athletic director at OR, will be the new selection committee chairman.

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