Former coach Mike Riley joins CFP selection committee

Former Nebraska and Oregon State head coach Mike Riley joined the College Football Playoff selection committee on Friday.

Riley, who was appointed to a three-year term, replaces Washington athletic director Pat Chun on the 13-member committee.

“We are pleased to have Mike join the committee,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said in a statement Friday. “He has significant experience as a player and coach, and he loves college football. He will bring a unique perspective to the committee. Plus, he is a delightful human being.”

Riley, 70, compiled a record of 112-99 with Oregon State (1997-98, 2003-14) and Nebraska (2015-17). He guided the Beavers to eight bowl games (6-2 record) and the Cornhuskers to two (1-1).

Riley went 14-34 as head coach of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers from 1999-2001 and has also served as a head coach in the Canadian Football League, World League of American Football, Alliance of American Football and USFL.