Report: Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese to join playoff committee
With three spots already set in the college football playoff committee, it looks like a fourth is being locked down as well. According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN, former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese is the newest addition to the roster.
Former Big East commish Mike Tranghese will be on @CFBPlayoff Selection Committee, sources told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 4, 2013
Tranghese joins USC athletic director Pat Haden, West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck and Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez as members reportedly on the committee. The final number of members hasn't been set, but will likely include a representative from each of the major conferences and at least one or two others.
The goal seems to be to have perspective from those currently dealing with the landscape of college sports, along with those who are viewing it from outside and have been a part of it in the past. Tranghese is an strange addition in that regard. He has taken the blame, so to speak, of the collapse of the Big East (now the American Athletic Conference), and his perspective will be an interesting one as the other members work to build a sustainable and healthy playoff system. The formation of this committee is shrouded in some secrecy, and it's fun to imagine them being called to service like the Avengers or the Justice League. At the very least, the idea of Oliver Luck in a cape is a fun one.