Bowl Picks Podcast: Motivation, interim coaches, ATS picks

NFL scouts will have a close eye on the Russell Athletic Bowl thanks to Teddy Bridgewater.  (USATSI)
NFL scouts will have a close eye on the Russell Athletic Bowl thanks to Teddy Bridgewater. (USATSI)

With the help of Tom Fornelli and Jerry Hinnen, the Eye On College Football Podcast is back for another round of discussing the CBS Sports Expert Picks for the first week of bowl games.

Since our expert picks were first posted (hours after the bowls were announced), there have been some changes in the coaching staff for several bowl teams. We take those changes into account, and change a few of our picks in the breakdown of the first bowl games in the 2013-14 college football postseason.

Tune in as we roll from the four bowls on Dec. 21 all the way through the Kansas State- Michigan Wolverines nightcap on Dec. 28 with game previews and against-the-spread selections for each game. 

Programming Note: Next week's podcast will tackle all of the games surrounding New Years (including all of the BCS bowls). Look for it on Sunday, Dec. 29 on iTunes and Monday, Dec. 30 on CBSSports.com. Subscribe to get it first.

Games covered in the podcast (in order of appearance)

New Mexico -- Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado State Rams (+3.5) 

Las Vegas -- Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Southern California Trojans (-6.5)

Famous Idaho Potato -- San Diego State Aztecs vs. Buffalo Bulls (-2.5) 

New Orleans -- Tulane Green Wave vs. UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (PK)

Beef O'Bradys -- East Carolina Pirates vs. Ohio Bobcats (+12.5)

Hawaii -- Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon State Beavers (-2.5)

Little Caesars -- Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Bowling Green Falcons (-5.5)

Poinsettia -- Utah State Aggies vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (-1.5)

Military -- Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Maryland Terrapins (+2.5)

Texas -- Syracuse Orange vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (-5.5)

Fight Hunger -- Brigham Young Cougars vs. Washington Huskies (-3.5)

Pinstripe -- Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-16.5)

Belk -- Cincinnati Bearcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (-3.5)

Russell Athletic -- Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals (-3.5)

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Michigan Wolverines vs. Kansas State Wildcats (-3.5)

Ways to Listen

1) CBSSports.com player below

2) Download the MP3

3) Download the show or subscribe on iTunes


CBS Sports Writer

Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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