Saylor appointed to College Football Playoff committee
IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Management Committee has appointed Miami University Director of Athletics David Sayler to the CFP Selection Committee. Sayler is one of three new members, joined by Chris Ault, longtime head coach and Athletics Director at the University of Nevada and Jennifer Cohen, Athletics Director at the University of Washington.
The new members will . . .
. . . begin three-year terms starting this spring. They will replace Tom Burman, Rick George and John Urschel, whose terms have expired.
"It is a distinct honor to be chosen as a member of, and to serve on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee for the next three years," said Sayler. "The sport of college football has provided so many wonderful experiences for me during my career in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration and I am thankful to give back to the sport through serving on this prestigious committee. I am grateful for the opportunity and excited to get to work with everyone at the CFP!"
"We are excited to have Chris, Jennifer and David join the selection committee as we enter our tenth season," Executive Director of the CFP, Bill Hancock said. "Their expertise, understanding and character, along with their passion for college football, will allow them to make the transition seamlessly with the returning members. We are pleased that Boo [Corrigan] will return as chair. He did an outstanding job leading the committee last year, serving as an efficient manager inside the room and an effective spokesperson to the media and fans."
Sayler has been Miami University's Director of Athletics since Jan. 2, 2013. During his tenure, Miami has been a three-time winner of the Cartwright Award, recognizing the best Athletics Department in the Mid-American Conference in the areas of academics, community service and competitive results. Miami has won 56 conference championships since Sayler arrived on campus.
Editor-Publisher Mike Smith
Mike grew up in Mid-American Conference football and basketball territory and returned there after military service. He has been covering MAC football and men's basketball for much of the last several decades.