Clemson Football: The worst College Football Playoff committee ever

If I could come up with the perfect CFP committee, then I could also come up with a nightmare committee. Here are thirteen people we should hope never make any important decisions for the playoffs.

Jul 17, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; ACC Commissioner John Swofford addresses the media
Jul 17, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; ACC Commissioner John Swofford addresses the media / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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Anyone employed or hired by Tennessee during their football head coaching search in 2017

John Currie was hired as Tennessee’s athletic director in February 2017. Butch Jones was fired as the head coach of the Volunteers that year, and Currie thought he had found a good replacement in Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.

Schiano had lifted Rutgers out of the cellar of college football and had experience as a head coach in the NFL. That’s a decent resume. At least that is what Currie thought.

Tennessee’s fanbase disagreed. They claimed that Schiano was involved with Penn State’s Sandusky scandal, but he had been cleared of such things. The reality is that Vol Nation just thought Schiano was beneath them and decided to show their backside.

Currie had to back out of the agreement with Schiano because of negativity from the fanbases, which was an embarrassment. He then struck a deal with Washington State’s Mike Leach but was fired by Tennessee before he could follow through on the contract with Tennessee’s leadership.

It turns out former Vol coach Phillip Fulmer engineered a miniature coup and got himself to be named as Currie’s successor. Fulmer then hired Jeremy Pruitt as the head coach.

Pruitt was awful in Knoxville and was fired at the end of Year 3 following a scandal. Fulmer was also shown the door.

So take your pick here. Currie. Fulmer. Pruitt. They’re all good choices to take this seat on the worst CFP committee ever.

Also for the record: this doesn't include Schiano or Leach because they were never technically hired by Tennessee. They were both screwed by Tennessee.

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