Charlie Cobb’s hard work and determination gets him a seat on the CFP Selection committee

Thirteen members on the selection committee and Charlie Cobb is well qualified to contribute a new perspective. Photo Submitted by GSU Athletics

Thirteen high-integrity football experts make up the College Football Playoff selection committee, which votes on the top-four teams in the College Football Playoff each season.

This committee comprises high integrity football experts with multiple experiences in journalism, head coaching position, directors in athletics. For the first time in the committee’s eight years, Georgia State will have a voice in the voting with Athletics Director Charlie Cobb.  

Cobb will serve a one-year term on the College Football Selection committee in place of Terry Mohajir, who left to become the athletic director at the University of Central Florida.  

“Charlie will be a welcomed addition to our committee,” CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said in a prepared statement. “His knowledge and experience as a former student-athlete as well as his leadership of the football programs at Appalachian State and Georgia State have prepared him well for this role.” 

Hancock thanked Mohajir “for his good spirit and positive influence” as a member of the committee” and says he “[wishes] him all the best in his new role at UCF.”

Cobb was a student-athlete and performed well as Appalachian State’s athletics director for nine years, perfecting his craft before moving to Atlanta in 2014 to c Georgia State University.

According to Heather Dinich, ESPN staff writer, Cobb also was a part of the Atlanta sports council, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, and the Georgia Dome.  

One of Cobb’s most significant projects while at Georgia State was purchasing and repurposing Turner Field into Center Parc Stadium, creating a home for the Panthers football team. 

Cobb also oversaw operations at the Georgia State Stadium, which became a $300 million masterpiece. Georgia State is also building its basketball Convocation Center, a baseball complex to offer a tribute to the late Hank Aaron.

The school also plans to create what they call an “Athletic Neighborhood,” which will include the three aforementioned venues and facilities for soccer, softball and track and field. The Bobby Jones Golf Practice Facility opened in 2019.

Cobb’s accomplishments and hard work as an athletic director have allowed him to set aside this high integrity and intelligence selection committee and suggest who plays in the 2022 College Football playoff.  

Cobb and this committee will start their work soon as the college football season is fastly approaching.