Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, announced in a statement Wednesday morning that former A&M head coach R. C. Slocum was named to the selection committee. The committee is tasked with ranking college teams throughout the season and ultimately choosing the top four teams to enter the playoff for a chance to play for a national championship.
Slocum is the winningest head coach in A&M history. Starting out as an assistant from 1972 to 1980, he then returned to Aggieland two years later to serve as the Aggies’ defensive coordinator from 1982-1988. Slocum transitioned into the head coach position, leading the Aggies until 2002.
In 2012, Slocum was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.