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Gators AD Scott Stricklin added to CFP Selection Committee

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The excitement of the recently concluded College Football Playoff Championship Game overtime win by Alabama has yet to really die down, and the CFP’s selection committee is already adding different members. And, one is prominent to Florida.

Universtity of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin was one of six individuals added to the 13 person committee that analyzes, discusses and eventually ranks the final four teams that participate in the playoff. Stricklin, who’s been on the job in Gainesville for a year and half coming from Mississippi State.

And, that connection helped lead to the hire of the Gators new head football coach Dan Mullen, who had been with the Bulldogs, while Stricklin was AD previously.

Stricklin joins other diverse new members joining the committee with: Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, former All American college and NFL legendary safety Ronnie Lott, former Arizona sports writer Paola Boivin, former Clemson and Arkansas coach Ken Hatfield, and Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury.

Also announced on Wednesday afternoon, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will replace Kirby Hocutt, the AD at Texas Tech, as the selection committee chairman. Mullens will serve as the exclusive committee spokesperson in dealing with the media each week the rankings are released.

He’s been the boss of the Ducks athletics department since 2010 and dealt recently with coach Willie Taggart departing Oregon for Florida State and hired former FIU head coach Mario Cristobal as the new Ducks head coach shortly after that.

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will begin meeting next fall in Irving, Texas and will begin ranking their top 25 and most importantly, their final four each week starting in late October.

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