Jen Cohen to give up seat on College Football Playoff selection committee, per report
Jen Cohen, USC’s new athletic director, is stepping down from her post on the College Football Playoff selection committee.
ESPN’s Heather Dinich reported the decision on Monday, adding that Cohen’s responsibilities as the USC athletic director are fueling the move. Cohen was named to the CFP selection committee in March of this year. At the time, she was serving as the Washington AD.
Cohen took the place of Colorado athletic director Rick George on the committee.
According to Dinich, the CFP is expected to announce a replacement for her in the near future in order to keep 13 members in place for the 2023 football season.
Cohen left UW to take the vacant USC AD job last month. She had been with the UW program for 25 years prior to the move.
“I just felt like it was time for me to stretch,” Cohen said of the move when she was introduced. “It was a great run. This is a new chapter in my life, both personally and professionally, and it was the perfect fit.”
With questions about how the breakup of the Pac-12 will impact the College Football Playoff going forward, it will be interesting to see who takes Cohen’s spot on the selection committee.
Terms are for three years.