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Gary Barta named to College Football Playoffs Selection Committee

Discussion in 'Football' started by BigRedMax, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. BigRedMax

    BigRedMax Administrator Staff Member 15 Year Member

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    From the press release:

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF APPOINTS
    GARY BARTA TO SELECTION COMMITTEE

    IRVING, Texas – Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), announced today that Gary Barta, University of Iowa Henry B. & Patricia B. Director of Athletics Chair, has been appointed to the selection committee by the CFP Management Committee. He will begin a three-year term this spring. Barta replaces Ohio State Senior Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director Gene Smith, who is stepping down after two years of service. Barta was named to the committee by the CFP Management Committee.

    "Gene has been an invaluable member of our CFP selection committee," Hancock said. "As a former football student-athlete, coach and now collegiate administrator, his influence is deeply appreciated. This is a significant time commitment, and we understand Gene's need to focus on his primary responsibility on campus."

    Hancock added, "I'm delighted that Gary will be joining the committee. He is a highly respected leader in college football and I look forward to him becoming a member of the committee. I know Gary to be a person of excellent judgment and he'll fit right in."

    "Serving on this committee has been an honor," Smith said. "Contributing to this great sport is always a privilege, and I will miss the time with my colleagues. It is imperative for me to have 100% focus in helping our new coach with his transition at The Ohio State University this fall."

    Barta is in his 12th year as the director of athletics at the University of Iowa. He serves on the NCAA Division I Council and is currently involved in the NCAA Ad Hoc Committee on Sports Wagering. He is also regularly involved in NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) and LEAD1 (formerly known as the Division IA Athletic Directors Association). Barta was recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) as a 2015-16 Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year. Prior to his appointment at Iowa, he served as director of athletics at the University of Wyoming, senior associate athletics director at the University of Washington, director of athletics development and external relations at Northern Iowa, and associate director of development at North Dakota State. Barta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication and broadcast journalism from North Dakota State in 1987. He was an option quarterback for Bison football squads that won the NCAA Division II national championships in 1983, 1985, and 1986.

    "I'm honored to be invited to work on the CFP selection committee," Barta said. "I look forward to serving alongside the other 12 committee members. I've known many of the people involved for years and know they're passionate about college football and have all demonstrated character and integrity throughout their careers."

    The CFP Selection Committee is responsible for selecting the top four teams and assigning them to semifinal games as well as ranking the remaining top 25 teams. The selection committee meets in-person beginning late in the football season and produces a ranking of the top 25 teams each week, leading up to its final selections. For more information on the selection committee, visitwww.collegefootballplayoff.com.
     
  2. wcbsas

    wcbsas All Legend 15 Year Member

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    I think his works for the B1G. Allows discussion on tOSU as a playoff contender. He’ll have familiarity of NU as well.
     
  3. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    I wasn't aware of his playing history with NDSU. Good to know.

    Yeah, probably good for the B1G. Better than having old Gene. I wonder how ADGS is planning to "help" Ryan Day...
     
  4. DuckTownHusker

    DuckTownHusker Blackshirt Sith Lord 5 Year Member

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    This is one case where rooting for an Iowa guy feels like a win. The Hawkeyes have a similar style of physical football to what Nebraska (and other Big Ten teams) runs, so there's just a little bit less bias to the SEC or the West Coast.

    Fundamentally, I don't get the SEC = BEST argument. Yes, Alabama has been amazing. But on a X-and-O level, most SEC teams are running some mix of physical ground game with pro-style elements. It's not all that much different than most Big Ten. Especially compared to a West Coast style of speed, finesse and uptempo play calls.

    SEC is basically the Apple of CFB. iPhones aren't really all that different/better than Androids (B1G) but the fanboy dingbats out there act like God himself handed it to Moses on Sinai.
     
  5. wcbsas

    wcbsas All Legend 15 Year Member

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    NFL would disagree slightly ... by this metric B1G isn't even the 2nd best conference!

    https://collegefootballnews.com/2018/04/2018-nfl-draft-college-football-conference-rankings-who-won-the-draft/2
     
  6. Native

    Native ToungeInCheek since 2010 5 Year Member

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    Good for any team with a bunch of close boring wins. If good enough for Ferentz to get an extension, ought to be good enough for the playoffs!
     
  7. BuffSurveyor

    BuffSurveyor All American 10 Year Member

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    Glad to see there will never be any conflicts of interest with an Iowa guy on the committee.
     
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  8. HuskerMark

    HuskerMark Starter 10 Year Member

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    It would not matter if he was from any other school from the B1G the possibility for conflict will always exist.
     
  9. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    They need to quit "honoring" these people and go back to the old BCS mix of computers and human polls. The committee is just a bunch of overpaid clowns (at their schools) likely to blow it and create controversy. The old way was basically a formula that everyone played by and knew would be enforced consistently.
     
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  10. DuckTownHusker

    DuckTownHusker Blackshirt Sith Lord 5 Year Member

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    That, or just expand the CFP to the P5 Winners plus a sixth team. At that point, the debate is reduced to Notre Dame, a second P5 team or a really killer G5 Champ like UCF. Automatic qualifiers take the guess work out.
     
  11. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Music Soothes My Soul 5 Year Member

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    What's up with posting the whole damn article? :O O:;):Lol:
     
  12. YUENGLING

    YUENGLING Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    This!
     
  13. BigRedMax

    BigRedMax Administrator Staff Member 15 Year Member

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    It’s called a press release. Google it. :wink:
     
  14. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Music Soothes My Soul 5 Year Member

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    Just playing with ya David. It's your world, and I'm just living in it. :Rockon::Rockon:
     
  15. FeelLikeAStranger

    FeelLikeAStranger Keeping it Brockmire 15 Year Member

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    He’ll never have a conflict of interest where the Squawks are concerned.
     

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