Ohio State in 2013, Cincinnati under Tuberville, future of stadium design

Ohio State fans are already worried that a 13-0 Buckeyes team will be hurt by their schedule in December. (US Presswire)

Consider it a New Years' resolution, but the first time in 2013 we at the Eye On College Football Podcast have opened our ears to you, the listeners.

This first edition of the Listener Mailbag features the best of questions submitted either by email (podcast@cbsinteractive.com) or to us on Twitter (@EyeOnCFB). Ohio State's schedule, Kliff Kingsbury's staff at Texas Tech, Cincinnati's future in conference realignment and NFL Draft prospects all discussed, as Tom Fornelli and I provide either answers for your questions or HOT SPORTS TAKES. (When in doubt, we usually trend to the latter).

In a hurry? Check the contents below for specific topics or download the entire episode from iTunes for the authentic long play feel.

1:13 -- Robert emailed us to ask if there was an "arms race" in college football stadiums. With schools always looking to build bigger and newer, what is the future look like in stadiums across the country.

5:45 -- @jaxon_knife asks if Ohio State's "terrible schedule" in 2013 will keep them from NCG consideration if they finish 13-0. "Or will a 25-0 Urban Meyer be enough?"

9:00 -- John emailed us last week wanting some thoughts on the future of Cincinnati football. We try to give our best answers in regards to their conference membership and the immediate future under Tommy Tuberville, but I've learned better than to bet on anything in conference realignment.

16:15 -- @Gordehh asked for some thoughts on Kliff Kingsbury's staff hires at Texas Tech. We still have a lot to learn about Kingsbury himself as a head coach, but in general we approve the friendly faces on staff.

18:30 -- @NCSUalum asks about the NFL possibilities for North Carolina running back Gio Bernard. Bernard led the ACC in rushing (1,228 yards on 6.67 yards per carry) and averaged 198.1 all-purpose yards per game while missing two games due to injury. Tom and I agree that in today's NFL there is definitely a spot for Bernard somewhere if he can stay healthy.

Got questions you want answered on a future podcast? Let me know on Twitter (@cnpatterson3) or send them to podcast@cbsinteractive.com. Feedback -- both love and hate -- is encouraged as well.

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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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