Former Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham has been named to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, the group announced Wednesday.
Willingham, who previously served on the committee from 2014-17, will replace former Texas A&M head coach R.C. Slocum.
Slocum was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma after a hospital stint, and is stepping down to focus on his health. Willingham will finish the final year of Slocum’s term.
“I am so appreciative of the invitation to rejoin the College Football Playoff selection committee,” Willingham said. “It is an honor to be asked back to such a distinguished group. I have nothing but great memories from my initial experience, and I look forward to working with the current members in 2021.”
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Willingham, who previously served on the committee (2014-17), will complete the term of R.C. Slocum, who is stepping down for health reasons.
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The 13-person College Football Playoff selection committee determines the weekly top 25 playoff rankings and ultimately selects the participants for the four-team event that crowns college football’s national champion.
This year’s CFP semifinals will be held on New Year’s Day at the Cotton and Orange Bowls, with the national championship game set for January 10, 2022, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.