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 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 vs. Colorado State (+3.5) 

Las Vegas -- Fresno State vs. USC (-6.5)

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

New Orleans -- Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (PK)

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

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

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

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

Military -- Marshall vs. Maryland (+2.5)

Texas -- Syracuse vs. Minnesota (-5.5)

Fight Hunger -- BYU vs. Washington (-3.5)

Pinstripe -- Rutgers vs. Notre Dame (-16.5)

Belk -- Cincinnati vs. North Carolina (-3.5)

Russell Athletic -- Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5)

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Michigan vs. Kansas State (-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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