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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Danny Ford

If you are reading this and you are not a Clemson fan, then you can skip to the next slide if you like. This is a Clemson fan site after all.

This is my perfect CFP committee and it wouldn’t be perfect without a Clemson man.

Danny Ford took over as Clemson’s head coach when Charley Pell left to become the head coach at Florida. Ford’s first game as head coach was Woody Hayes’s last game as the head coach of Ohio State.

Ford went on to become the youngest head coach to win a college football national championship in 1981 at the age of 33.

He built Clemson into an annual contender during the 1980s. He went 96-29-4 as the head coach of the Tigers.

He followed his Clemson career with a five-year stint as the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

These days, Ford works on his farm in Central, just down the road from Death Valley.

""You can’t stop the clock. The clock continues to move and run. So you’ve got to make every moment count, and so I’m trying to learn and do things that I’ve never done. What I like about having a farm is there’s always something to do. I can never catch up. And that’s good.""

Danny Ford

Would Ford ever agree to be a part of the CFP committee? Not in a trillion years, but this is all make-believe anyway. My perfect committee would have Danny Ford.

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