Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer
Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt will again chair the CFP selection committee. He told me today the 2017 season will be better for him in that role because he knows what to expect. "The thing for me was just the enormous amount of scrutiny on every word," he said. "I knew that, but until you're sitting in that chair, I don't think you truly comprehend that role. Thankfully our fan bases are so passionate about the games, and when you're looked at as representing the collective voices of everybody, but yet you're the face of it, that's a unique role and a tough one." Hocutt said he has talked to fellow committee member and former chair Jeff Long about it. "There are only two of us who have sat in that chair and understand just what that feels like." Hocutt's term on the committee has been extended to February 2018.