Friday, March 27, 2015

Archie Manning is an ex-College Football Committee member.

Archie Maning. Photo via

Archie Manning in an ex-College Football Committee member. The former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints quarterback has stepped down from his position on the committee after one season.

Manning took a leave of absence from the committee early in the 2015 season following complications following knee surgery. He is the second member of the committee to step down. The first was former West Virginia athletic director (and fellow NFL-QB spawning father) Oliver Luck, who left both the school and the CFP committee when he took an executive role with the NCAA.

Manning cited family and outside commitments in stepping down from his role on the CFP.

"I was honored when I was chosen to be on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee," Manning said in a statement from the College Football Playoff. "But as I look ahead to the various commitments I have -- to my family, numerous time obligations around the country and to other conflicting demands -- I have concluded that I won't be able to return to the committee."
"I particularly want to watch Peyton and Eli play, in person when I can, and it's hard to do that when weekends are devoted to watching college games," he added. "This is not an easy choice, but it's the right choice for Olivia and me."

Manning will be replaced by former Bobby Johnson, a former head coach at Furman, Clemson, and Vanderbilt. 

(via ESPN)

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