Clemson Football: The Perfect College Football Playoff Committee

As we move into a new era of college football, the College Football Playoff committee will have a hard job. Here is my swing at the perfect thirteen people to make these hard decisions.
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;  Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier talk on the sideline
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier talk on the sideline / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Holly Rowe

I am not just including a woman for the sake of including a woman. I’m including Holly Rowe because she is one of the most respected college sports personalities from the past three decades.

There have been plenty of people who have made a name for themselves as sideline or courtside reporters. Names like Erin Andrews, Sam Ponder, and Maria Taylor come to mind, but like many of their peers, they use that as a springboard to find something bigger. Usually, it is pro sports or an analyst/host job in a studio.

Rowe has been focused on college sports for almost her entire career. She has done other things. She has worked the World Cup, the WNBA, covered the Running Of The Bulls in Spain, and was the first female color commentator in Utah Jazz history.

Her bread and butter is college sports as a sideline reporter for football and courtside reporter for basketball. She has also been a sports talk personality on Sirius XM’s College Sports station.

It is rare that a sports media personality is universally liked. It doesn’t matter who is calling a Clemson game, somebody on social media will hate one of the announcers.

I think Rowe is one of the most well-liked and respected names in college sports media. She is one of the people whom the public would trust to do the job right.

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