Georgia head coach Mark Richt has been nominated for a position on the NCAA rules committee, as confirmed by Georgia senior associate athletic director of sports communications Claude Felton.
The committee is made up of three representatives each from the FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III schools. The FBS is represented by Alfred White, the associate commissioner of Conference USA, Todd Berry, head football coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Troy Calhoun, head football coach at the Air Force Academy.
The committee has been under scrutiny after proposing a controversial rule designed to slow the pace of play.
After being nominated, the nominee has to go through the appointment process carried about by the Administration Cabinet of the NCAA. If Richt is appointed, his term as White's replacement will begin in September.
The process calls for conference nominations to be sent in by December. Richt was aware of his potential nomination this fall, Georgia head of officiating Bobby Towns said.
“We were talking about it last fall and he said he’s been invited to it, he hadn’t made up his mind yet,” Towns said.
According to the NCAA’s website, appointments for September terms are supposed to be made in February. As of Feb. 21, appointments had not been made. The February meeting normally scheduled for appointments was postponed, according to Felton.