Bill Hancock updates the status of Gene Smith's role on CFP selection committee
Ohio State making the decision to suspend Urban Meyer three games was the headline of Wednesday night. But the head coach wasn’t the only one who will serve a suspension.
Athletic director Gene Smith will also serve a suspension, which spans from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. Though that’s not an outrageous punishment, there was some question as to whether or not it would affect Smith’s status on the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Thursday morning, Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic reported that College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock updated the status of Smith’s role.
The status has not changed.
College Football Playoff's Bill Hancock tells @TheAthleticCFB that the Ohio State suspension "does not affect Gene Smith’s status on the selection committee."
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 23, 2018
This will be just the second season that Smith has served on the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Ohio State made the decision to suspend the athletic director on Wednesday night.