Hall of Famers Will Shields, Joe Taylor Among New College Football Playoff Committee Members

Pro Football Hall of Famer Will Shields and Virginia Union athletic director Joe Taylor are among the five new College Football Playoff selection committee members. During Tuesday's announcement, Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart, NC State athletic director Boo Corrigan, and Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte were also announced as members as well.

The five new members will begin their three-year terms this spring on the 13-member committee. Joe Castiglione, Ken Hatfield, Ronnie Lott, Todd Stansbury, Scott Stricklin are set to depart as their terms have expired.

"Mitch, Boo, Chris, Will and Joe will continue the integrity that has been the committee's hallmark through our seven seasons," CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. "Their knowledge, experience and character, along with their love of the sport of college football, will make the transition seamless."

The CFP management committee also extended Iowa athletic director Gary Barta as selection committee chair for a second season.

"We are pleased that Gary will return as chair," Hancock goes on. "He was a valuable leader as the committee navigated a unique and challenging year. We look forward to him working with the other 12 members in what we hope will be a more traditional season in 2021."

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