Texas Tech AD appointed to playoff selection committee

By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Football Writer

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been appointed to the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Hocutt will replace Oliver Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director who has moved to a position with the NCAA. Luck was the Big 12's pick for the selection committee last season. Each of the five power conferences in FBS has one current athletic director on the 13-member committee.

Hocutt grew up in Sherman, Texas, and was a linebacker at Kansas State from 1991-94. He has previously been athletic director at Ohio University and Miami. He took over at Texas Tech in 2011.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby nominated Hocutt, and he was approved by the other commissioners who make up the playoff management committee.

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