July 7, 2018
In this Dec. 5, 2012, file photo, former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long smiles during a press conference in Fayetteville, Ark., held shortly after Long was announced as the chairman of the first committee for the new playoff system that replaced the Bowl Championship Series.
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