Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt has been named to the College Football Playoff selection committee, the organization announced Monday.
Hocutt replaces former West Virginia athletics director Oliver Luck, who vacated his post as the Big 12’s representative when after joining the NCAA’s executive leadership staff in December.
It seems like someone in the media suggested Hocutt on the day of Luck’s departure, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt, a former all-conference LB at K-State, feels like a smart choice to replace Luck on the @CFBPlayoff committee
— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) December 17, 2014
An All-Big 8 linebacker for Bill Snyder at Kansas State, Hocutt holds a Master’s degree from Oklahoma and has previously served as the athletics director at Miami and Ohio. He is the chairman of the NCAA Division I Recruiting Subcommittee and sits on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council.
Does Art Briles approve? RT @dennisdoddcbs Texas Tech’s Kirby Hocutt replaces Oliver Luck on CFP selection committee.
— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) February 9, 2015
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) February 9, 2015
Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt will replace Oliver Luck on the CFP committee, per release. Will make Art Briles happy, conceivably.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) February 9, 2015
So Art Briles got his Texan: Kirby Hocutt.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) February 9, 2015
Hocutt was born in Sherman, Texas, but, for official record-keeping purposes, Briles is withholding his seal of approval until the Texas Tech AD commits to a burial plot inside state borders.