Lloyd Carr Among 4 Named to College Football Playoff Selection Committee

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2016

Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr shouts out instructions to his team during the college football game against Illinois in Champaign, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007. In his 13 seasons as head coach, Carr has emphasized the need for his players to be ready when called upon. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)
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Four new members were appointed to the College Football Playoff selection committee Thursday, including former University of Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr.

According to an official CFP press release, Carr, Jeff Bower, Herb Deromedi and Rob Mullens will replace Mike Gould, Pat Haden, Tom Osborne and Mike Tranghese on the heels of their respective terms expiring.

Per the release, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock is excited about the new additions:

We are delighted that Jeff, Lloyd, Herb and Rob are joining the committee. Throughout the selection process, it was essential that the four new members have an in-depth knowledge and passion for college football. Each of these four fit that description perfectly. They will continue the high integrity of the committee.

Carr is the most notable appointee, as he went 122-40 with five Big Ten titles and one national championship victory in 13 years with the Wolverines from 1995-2011.

According to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, the College Football Hall of Famer is looking forward to the challenge:

Along with Carr, Bower went 119-83-1 as a head coach in 18 seasons at Southern Mississippi, Deromedi went 110-55-10 during his 16 seasons at the helm for Central Michigan, and Mullens is the current University of Oregon athletic director.

All four men will begin three-year terms this spring as part of the 13-member committee.

While every playoff system will receive some form of criticism, the CFP has been fairly well regarded through its two years of existence, especially when compared to the previous BCS.

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Each of the new members has extensive experience in major college football, and there is no question their credentials are consistent with the job description.

Even though debate is inevitable, Thursday's appointments know how to evaluate top-level football teams, and they figure to add even more credibility to the committee.

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