is reporting that Archie Manning is stepping down from the College Football Playoff Committee because of health reasons:
"We will miss Archie," executive director Bill Hancock said. "He has such a great knowledge of college football and history with the game, but we all understand his reason for taking a leave. I wish him all the best and look forward to his return in 2015."
Manning underwent knee replacement surgery earlier this year and is now experiencing discomfort while walking. He will have surgery next month and will be unable to travel to meetings.
"It is an honor to serve on this committee, and I enjoy the group and was looking forward to the opportunity ahead," Manning said. "My health had to be my primary concern and I intend to be up and about as soon as possible."
The committee will continue with 12 members for the rest of the season.