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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Kurt Warner

You have probably figured out that I want various perspectives on my perfect CFP committee. The CFP might be about the big boys of college football, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of football isn’t relevant.

If we want a person who has a range of playing experience in football, Kurt Warner is a good guy to have in the conversation.

Warner didn’t play Division I college football. He played at Northern Iowa, an FCS school. As such, he is one of the few players of his profile who have actually competed in a college tournament the size of the new 12-team CFP when the Panthers were part of the FCS playoffs.

It isn’t just Warner’s college career that brings diversity. Warner is the only member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who played in both the Arena Football League (Iowa Barnstormers 1995-97) and NFL Europe (Amsterdam Admirals 1998).

Since his HOF playing career ended, he has worked in broadcasting and high school coaching. He is also very involved in charity work. He is far from some jock who was good at football. He is smart, considerate, and well-rounded. He will be a valued level-headed voice in the committee chamber.

We can’t have it too level-headed though. We do need someone to stir the pot from time to time.

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