Columnist: Condi Rice for President — of NCAA

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Monday, 14 Oct 2013 03:39 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should be tapped as president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, says Miami Herald sports columnist Joseph Goodman.

Rice, one of President George W. Bush's top Cabinet officers, is expected to be chosen for the NCAA selection committee that decides what teams will make it into the College Football Playoff next year.

But Goodman wrote in the Herald that "college football shouldn’t stop at naming Condoleezza Rice to its new playoff committee. She should be the new president of the NCAA."

"Rice represents the exact type of energy, forward thinking and independent analysis that college football needs."

Goodman slammed those who think Rice isn't qualified to judge college football, including David Pollack, a college football analyst for ESPN and former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker.

Pollack told ESPN College GameDay, "I want people on this committee that can watch tape, that have played football, that are around football, that can tell you different teams on tape, not on paper."

To which Goodman responded:

"So, Rice is smart enough to give advice about Vladimir Putin to presidents of the United States and is creative enough to play music with Yo-Yo Ma, but when it comes to figuring out whether two-loss Miami or one-loss Texas should be the fourth team in the College Football Playoff, she’s going to be completely lost because she supposedly can’t deconstruct plays on film. . . Mind-numbing ridiculousness.

"The bottom line is Rice is more of a bulldog than Pollack ever dreamed of being, and college football is lucky she’s such a fan of the game," Goodman wrote.

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