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Tuesday evening, Heather Dinich confirmed that Oklahoma’s Joe C will be in on the CFP Committee:
Sources: Oklahoma AD to be on CFP committee https://t.co/94Xgqf9iwJ
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) January 16, 2018
Joe has been on several committees including the March Madness committee and Collegiate Baseball as well— so this is nothing new. But where this matters is simply put in the amount of clout Castiglione carries. No offense (but kind of) to Kirby Hocutt, but Joe and the University carry more political strength and bargaining chips to the table. When a Bob Stoops, David Boren, or a Joe Castiglione speaks, people in the room stop to listen.
The Sooner Athletic Director ascending to the CFP Committee is good news for the Big XII— just short of David Boren, this is the best leadership position that could affirm legitimate input for the Big XII and strength of schedule going forward.