Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin’s job description has grown with a new important role.
The second-year UF AD was named one of the six new members of the College Football Playoff selection committee that was announced Wednesday.
Stricklin replaces former Arkansas AD Jeff Long as the SEC’s representative on the committee.
“Jeff did a wonderful job serving as the SEC representative on the committee and I hope to continue that legacy,” Stricklin said. “The College Football Playoff has become a special part of our sport and the committee’s job is to pick the best teams and to represent the game with integrity.”
Stricklin has spent the majority of his career in the SEC as the AD at UF and Mississippi State, his alma mater. He’s also worked at Auburn and Kentucky on those schools athletic staffs.
He served as MSU athletic director for six years before being named the AD at UF in 2016.
Stricklin was named Athletic Director of the Year among FBS schools in 2016 by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA). He has served as the SEC representative on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council and is currently a member of the Division I Football Competition Committee.
The CFP committee consists of 13 members who operate on three-year terms.