SEC legend and father of two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, Archie Manning was honored to be selected among the original 13 members of the College Football Playoff’s inaugural selection committee.

Unfortunately, Manning’s health would not cooperate. He joined the committee expecting to serve for three years through the 2016 season, but an undisclosed health concern caused him to take a leave of absence, cutting the committee to 12 members by the end of the regular season.

Manning was expected to return to the committee for the 2015 campaign this fall, but has since stepped down from the committee altogether, admitting he’s decided to devote his focus to other things.

“I was honored when I was chosen to be on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee,” Manning said in a statement released by the College Football Playoff. “But as I look ahead to the various commitments I have — to my family, numerous time obligations around the country and to other conflicting demands  — I have concluded that I won’t be able to return to the committee.

“I particularly want to watch Peyton and Eli play, in person when I can, and it’s hard to do that when weekends are devoted to watching college games. This is not an easy choice, but it’s the right choice for Olivia and me.”

Manning will be replaced on the committee by former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson, who coached the Commodores from 2002-10.

“I have tremendous respect for the selection committee and I am honored to join the group,” Johnson told the Associated Press. “As a former player and coach, I’m particularly happy about the opportunity to continue to serve the game.”

Johnson is the second new member to join the committee since the end of last season. Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt was also added in place of Oliver Luck (father of Andrew Luck), who has since taken a job with the NCAA.

CFP executive director Bill Hancock commented on the changes to the committee, especially the addition of Johnson in place of Manning.

“Everyone on the committee is going to miss Archie,” Hancock said. “He is an all-star and he knows college football inside and out. On the other hand, we are delighted to welcome Bobby to the committee. His extensive knowledge of the sport and his notable integrity make him a perfect member of this group.”