July 7, 2018
Former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, who once served as the chairman of College Football Playoff selection committee, responds to questions during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Irving, Texas.
The news had been out only a couple of hours when the first text messages began flooding his phone. Late Thursday afternoon, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, who once hired newly named Kansas AD Jeff Long for a senior associate role at OU in 2001, had started to hear from his friends in Kansas. By Matt Tait