Gene Taylor, the athletic director for the Kansas State Wildcats, is reportedly set to become a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee.
While most of the college football world is currently wrapped up in what’s happening with conference realignment, the Kansas State Wildcats were finally able to get a bit of good news Wednesday.
According to a report by Kellis Robinett, Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor is set to join the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Getting Taylor on the College Football Playoff selection committee is huge for the Kansas State Wildcats.
While the Big 12 is dealing with uncertainty and trying to make moves that could positively impact its future, it’s crucial that a K-State stakeholder is involved somewhere making major decisions that impact the college football landscape.
Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor will reportedly be replacing Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte on the CFP selection committee
The Kansas State Wildcats need to do what they can to make their voices are heard at every single opportunity right now. Having their most prominent leader representing the Big 12’s interests with the College Football Playoff can certainly help make sure the Wildcats aren’t forgotten about.
Getting Taylor in this position is also an important move that could help benefit the Big 12. This conference needs someone to advocate for it right now and K-State is the perfect candidate to do just that.
There are only a handful of its current members that will have a hard time finding a new, desirable conference should the Big 12 end up falling apart.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Kansas State University happens to be one of them.
It is possible for K-State to make a move to another conference, but as it stands right now, there likely aren’t many that Kansas State would be interested in that would also end up lining up to get the Wildcats in as a member.
It benefits both K-State and the Big 12 for the conference to continue on surviving and thriving.