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CFP executive director Bill Hancock handed contract extension

Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, has been handed a contract extension (Credit: Getty Images)

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock has been given a contract extension by the CFP Board of Managers.

The current three-year contract of the long-standing leader of college football’s extended playoff format expires in June. Terms were not disclosed.

The announcement was made a few hours before the January 13 national championship game at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome between Clemson and Louisiana State University.

“It’s a rolling agreement, so I intend to be here as long as they’ll have me and as long as I want to,” Hancock said. “I’m having a blast. I’m honored and delighted to get to do what I do.”

ACC commissioner John Swofford added: “Bill’s been the ideal person to be in that role at the beginning of the playoff. His way with people, his understanding of how we reached the point of starting the playoff, his involvement with the previous BCS system, his knowledge of the industry all led to our feeling that he was the right person for the job at that time.

“He’s exceeded expectations in that role. I think it’s very fitting that he’s continuing, and very beneficial to the playoff and college football,” Swofford said.

The CFP Board of Managers are believed to be happy with the current four-team playoff system despite widespread calls around college football for the format to expand to eight, or even 16, teams in the coming years.

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