The College Football Playoff committee

by Berry Tramel Modified: October 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm •  Published: October 15, 2013
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The expected 13 members of the College Football Playoff committee and their backgrounds:

* Barry Alvarez, 66

Current job: Wisconsin athletic director

Hometown: Langeloth, Pa.

Alma mater: Nebraska

Former jobs: Wisconsin head coach, Notre Dame assistant coach, Iowa assistant coach and high school coach in Iowa and Nebraska.

* Michael Gould, 60

Current job: Retired Lieutenant General.

Hometown: Kent, Ohio

Alma mater: Air Force Academy, Webster University

Former jobs: Air Force officer.

* Pat Haden, 60

Current job: Southern Cal athletic director

Hometown: La Puente, Calif.

Alma mater: Southern Cal, Loyola (Calif.) Law School, Oxford University

Former jobs: Director of companies with Riordan, Lewis & Harden, a private equity firm; football analyst with NBC, CBS, Fox and TNT; Los Angeles Rams quarterback.

* Tom Jernstedt, 68

Current job: Retired

Hometown: Carlton, Ore.

Alma mater: Oregon

Former jobs: NCAA director of events, NCAA executive vice president, Oregon administration.

* Jeff Long, 53

Current job: Arkansas athletic director

Hometown: Kettering, Ohio

Alma mater: Ohio Wesleyan, Miami-Ohio

Former jobs: Pitt AD, OU associate AD, Eastern Kentucky AD, Virginia Tech associate AD, Michigan administration, Rice assistant coach, Duke assistant coach, North Carolina State assistant coach.

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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