Bill Hancock of the College Football Playoff - PODCAST EXCLUSIVE

Updated: Apr 16, 2019

Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (photo College Football Playoff)

His dream as a young man was to become a concert pianist and perform on the biggest stages.

Coincidently, each January you'll see him on the biggest stage in college football, presenting the College Football Playoff trophy to the winning coach and team.

He's Bill Hancock, and he's had quite a life. We caught up with Bill recently to discuss his life growing up in Oklahoma, and as Executive Director of the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, the BCS and the College Football Playoff.

Take a listen below, on our podcast page or subscribe free on iTunes or Stitcher.


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