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Iowa’s Gary Barta Named 2020 College Football Playoff Selection Committee Chairman, For Some Reason

In a move that’s dumbfounding to Iowa fans and no one else, less-than-venerable Iowa athletics director Gary Barta was named chairman of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee on Wednesday morning.

Updates from the @CFBPlayoff selection committee:

New chairman: Iowa AD Gary Barta

New members: Wyoming AD Tom Burman, Colorado AD Rick George and former PSU All-American John Urschel— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 22, 2020

Barta replaces Rob Mullens, director of athletics at Oregon, as chair. Barta served as a member of the CFP committee for the first time in 2019, and I’m assuming he’ll spend the next two years as chair before his three-year term expires, as was the case with Mullens.