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