When former UGA coach Mark Richt parted ways with the Bulldogs after 14 seasons, he also left a vacancy on the Division I football oversight committee. Now, another SEC coach has replaced him.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is the newest member of the committee, the NCAA announced Thursday.
The oversight committee’s duties include developing the sport and recommending improvements related to the regular season and postseason. It is also tasked with improving the student-athlete experience, while working with the appropriate governance entities. In addition, the group supervises procedures for licensing of postseason bowls and the selection protocol for the FCS Championship.
The committee contains 12 members, which includes athletic directors, commissioners and student-athletes. Mullen is the only SEC representative on the committee and his term is scheduled to run through June 17, although he is eligible to be reappointed before then.
The group also provides assistance to the football rules committee.