The college football playoff selection committee has been announced, which includes a group of individuals who will decide who participates in the college football playoffs that will start next season.
Chick-Fil-A Bowl president and CEO Gary Stokan issued the following statement on the selection committee:
"The Chick-fil-A Bowl wants to be among the first to congratulate the College Football Playoff on assembling such a strong and well-balanced group that will make up the selection committee. As a partner bowl in the new College Football Playoff, the Chick-fil-A Bowl looks forward to working with this distinguished committee of experts, led by Jeff Long, to help usher in this exciting new era of post-season college football."
"The activation of this committee represents a significant milestone in this historic evolution of our sport. It represents possibly the single greatest positive change in how we determine our national champion and we are both excited and proud to be a part of it."
The Chick-fil-A Bowl will join several other bowl sites that will host the College Football Playoffs. The group of six bowl sites also include the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Orange Bowl in Miami, Rose Bowl in Pasadena and Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
The Chick-Fil-A Bowl will host its first national semi-final game following the 2016 season, and the City of Atlanta has already announced it will bid on the rights to host a national championship game following the 2017 season.
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