Report: Playoff selection committee to include Pat Haden, Barry Alvarez
USC athletic director Pat Haden and Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez are expected to be named to the College Football Playoff selection committee, according to CBSSports.com.
Haden will be the Pac-12 representative and Alvarez will be the rep from the Big Ten, according to the report.
CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler reported Wednesday that West Virginia AD Oliver Luck is expected to be the Big 12 representative and Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich is the “clubhouse leader” to represent the ACC.
The committee will select the four teams to participate in the new playoff, which begins after the 2014 season. It will include 12-18 members and be composed of athletic directors, former coaches, former players, former administrators and one former journalist. Sitting conference commissioners will not be eligible.
“Pat is the perfect representative for [the Pac-12],” the source said. “He’s an icon of the Pac-12 – a scholar, a former athlete.”
Alvarez has not hidden his interest in joining the committee, telling Madison.com in August that “strong signals” were sent to College Football Playoff/BCS executive director Bill Hancock.
Hancock said last week he hoped to finalize committee appointments by the end of the regular season.