Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News

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.

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.

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.