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Arkansas AD Jeff Long named College Football Playoff selection committee chairman

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will chair the College Football Playoff selection committee. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will chair the College Football Playoff selection committee. (Wesley Hitt/Getty)

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been selected as the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee according to a CFB Playoff video released via Facebook and Twitter on Monday.

A news conference reportedly is scheduled Wednesday in Dallas to announce the 13-person committee.

The CFB Playoff selection committee will be tasked with selecting the four teams that advance to the College Football Playoff beginning after the 2014 regular season.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjP9t5J2Q4s

ESPN and the Associated Press have reported the other members of the committee are:

• Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez

• Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the former Air Force Academy superintendent

• USC athletic director Pat Haden

• Former NCAA executive vice president Tom Jernstedt

• West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck

• Former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning

• Former Nebraska athletic director and coach Tom Osborne

• Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich

• Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

• Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese

• Former USA Today reporter Steve Wieberg

• Former Stanford/Notre Dame/Washington coach Tyrone Willingham

https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/389737334935408640

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