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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014.
The committee will pick the four teams to play in the national semifinals. The winners will play about a week later for the national championship.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will be the first chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, and the rest of the 13-member panel that will decide which teams play for the 2014 national championship will be officially revealed Wednesday.
Bret Bielema watched from afar in April as Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long handled the difficult circumstances surrounding Bobby Petrino's firing, liking what he saw so much that he wrote Long a letter of support a few months later.
Bret Bielema will be paid $3.2 million annually for six years at Arkansas, the school said Wednesday as it prepared to introduce its new football coach.
Bret Bielema will earn $3.2 million annually for six years in his new job at Arkansas, which will also pay its new coach's $1 million buyout to Wisconsin.
Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas.
Les Miles has a new seven-year contract at LSU that also will result in a pay raise for one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Tigers' football program.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long wasted little time in bringing the John L. Smith era to a close.
John L. Smith did his best to keep the mood light, opening with his usual touch of self-deprecating humor about the color of his shirt.
Bobby Petrino regrets the affair that led to his April firing, and the former Arkansas coach said he hopes to return to the sidelines.
John L. Smith always believed real estate development was the safest investment of all, saying "you may not make money, but you won't lose money."
John L. Smith reintroduced himself to Arkansas by providing a dose of exactly what the school needed.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long's hiring of John L. Smith for the next 10 months provided an unconventional, and perhaps temporary, solution to a problem that came with coach Bobby Petrino's sudden and scandal-ridden exit.
Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock, left, and Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, chairman of the College Football Playoff Committee, announce the 12 members selected to the committee during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Irving, Texas.
**FILE** Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long speaks during a media conference to announce Bret Bielema's hire as the new NCAA college football coach in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012.