FOOTBALL: Orange native Slocum among new CFP selectors

Published 2:07 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019

IRVING (AP) — Former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir and retired Gen. Ray Odierno have been added to College Football Playoff selection committee.

CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock also announced Wednesday that Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will serve as committee chairman for another season.

The new committee members replace three whose terms have ended: former Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower, former Central Michigan coach Herb Deromedi and former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson.

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Slocum, who grew up in Orange, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. He went 123-47-2 at A&M from 1989-2002.

Mohajir played football for Arkansas State and coached at Kansas before starting a career in administration.

Odierno is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and was the Chief of Staff of the Army from 2011-2015.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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