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Frank Beamer, Gene Smith, Chris Howard named to CFP selection commitee

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Former Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer celebrates winning the 75th annual FedEx Orange Bowl game 20-7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on January 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Martin Fried) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/20b9aee7e95b13b8d00af1f3fcb0844b/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Former Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer celebrates winning the 75th annual FedEx Orange Bowl game 20-7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on January 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Martin Fried) | License Photo

Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is one of three new members of the College Football Playoff selection committee, the entity announced Tuesday.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith and Robert Morris president Chris Howard were also appointed. All three will serve three-year terms.

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"Frank, Chris and Gene will each bring a wealth of knowledge to the selection committee," CFP executive director Bill Hancock said in a statement. "All three played college football. And they will continue the CFP tradition of committee members with high integrity and a passion for college football."

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt will return as chairman.

"We are also delighted that Kirby will return as chair," Hancock said. "He did a tremendous job of leading and facilitating the committee's deliberations, and he was also an excellent representative with the media and public."

Among the outgoing members are former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez. The ending of Rice's three-year term means there are no females on this year's committee.

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