Tom Osborne reportedly will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee next year.

Citing "a person with knowledge of the process," the Associated Press reported Saturday that Osborne and former Notre Dame, Washington and Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham will be on the panel.

"I can't say anything," Osborne told the Journal Star on Saturday. "I don't think there's been anything determined."

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the 12-to-18-member panel being put together by conference commissioners indeed has not been finalized.

ESPN first reported Willingham would be on the committee, and that Osborne would also be a member.

Osborne won 255 games and three national championships in 25 seasons as Nebraska's head coach (1973-97).

The 76-year-old retired as Husker athletic director Jan. 2, but still worked nine-hour days until June 30 in an athletic director emeritus role to help with the transition to Shawn Eichorst.

Willingham went from Stanford to Notre Dame to Washington as head coach from 1995-2005.

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