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Jeff Long, the athletics director at the University of Arkansas, will be the first chair of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Long introduced himself via YouTube and Twitter on Monday morning.

"Jeff has vast experience in college football," said Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock. "People in intercollegiate athletics hold him in high regard. He is known for his insight, intelligence, wisdom, wit, judgment and calm demeanor. He'll make a great chairman."

Long, a 1982 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, has spent more than two decades in athletic administration at schools such as Oklahoma, Michigan, Virginia Tech and Eastern Kentucky. He also has served on the NCAA Management Council and drew praise from Arkansas supporters, both verbally and through financial donations, for his handling of the Bobby Petrino scandal in 2012.

The remainder of the selection committee is scheduled to be announced officially on Wednesday, with expected members to include four other sitting athletics directors, Pro Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice among others.

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