It's my hope the committee will be filled with men that know the sport. Apparently, each of the power conferences - the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC - will have a representative on the committee.
The other target publicly known is Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich. He's been known as more of a mover and shaker, but at least he was a tight end and punter for Indiana [Pa.] University back in the late 1970s.
Let's hope the rest of the committee members have football backgrounds as well. Apparently, the committee will be made up of around 12 members. Five will be from the conferences. Let's hope the others are men like former WVU coach Don Nehlen and Marshall coach Bob Pruett.
There will always be griping, but it's a lot more palatable to argue over the eighth or ninth best teams than the fourth and fifth best teams. Besides, the market will eventually demand that anyway. (It's sort of like a best-of-three baseball wild card playoff over a one-and-done deal.)
Anyway, Luck declined to comment in case he is indeed placed on the committee. He also reinforced his "no comment" in regard to the Texas athletic director opening. In some quarters it was initially reported he would not reciprocate interest from the Longhorns. That's not necessarily the case.
An item for the sometimes-less-is-more department.
Perhaps in an attempt to explain WVU's earlier football struggles, the university's sports information department has provided the media a list of the "schools with the most underclassmen on their current depth chart."
WVU, according to the school, is No. 8 on that list with 30.
Perhaps, though, a bunch of underclassmen doesn't deter teams from winning. Among the schools tied at No. 2 are LSU, which is 4-1; Maryland, which is 4-0; and South Carolina, which is 3-1. Tied for 10th is Arkansas, which is 3-2; Texas A&M, which is 4-1; and Virginia Tech, which is 4-1.
The record of the top 13 on that list: 32-28.
Just bringin' the facts, ma'am.
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