Osborne Asked to Select College Football Playoff

Posted 10 months ago

By Robert Lovell

Tom-Osborne-Nebraska-HuskerA person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press that former Notre Dame, Washington and Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham is expected to be on the College Football Playoff selection committee next year, and former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne has also been asked to be part of the panel.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the 12-to-18 member panel being put together by conference commissioners has not been finalized.

ESPN first reported Willingham would be on the committee, and that Osborne would also be a member.

Osborne is one of the most successful coaches in college football history. He won 255 games and three national championships in 25 seasons leading Nebraska.

Willingham went from Stanford to Notre Dame to Washington as head coach from 1995-2005.