We know from his hiring and management of Bobby Petrino that Jeff Long, now the man in charge of college football’s playoff selection committee, possesses excellent judgment. So it is with relief that I note that all our worries about crowning college football’s best team as national champion are over.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long was invited to attend the 2014 BCS national title game as part of his new role as the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee.
When it ended, Long said it became very clear that the new era in college football — one he will play a major role in — was underway.
“I kind of did feel that pressure kind of shift and move over,” Long said last week. “But at the same time, it’s an exciting time. It’s a different time because we will be choosing four teams. Then the championship really will be decided on the field.”
I suppose when they expand the playoff field to eight, Long will say that the championship really, really will be decided on the field.