Podcast: Early sleepers for 2014, effects of early signing period

With Devin Gardner back, Jerry Hinnen likes Michigan in the Big Ten. (USATSI)
With Devin Gardner back, Jerry Hinnen likes Michigan to make some noise in the Big Ten. (USATSI)

This week's edition of the Eye On College Football Podcast looks to pick a handful of teams that could surprise us in 2014. In the first edition of a segment we call "Don't Get Caught Sleeping," Jerry Hinnen joins me to pick some sleepers from each power conference.

Sleeper Picks
Conf. Patterson Hinnen
SEC Florida Florida
Big Ten Iowa Michigan
Big 12 Texas Kansas State
ACC Syracuse Louisville
Pac-12 Arizona USC
Bonus Notre Dame Texas A&M

We also discuss the potential effects of an early signing period in recruiting -- including why coaches may/may not be supporting the proposal -- and clues to look for as a fan from your favorite team's spring practice.

Podcast rundown: 

-- What to look for in spring practice as a fan

-- Looking at the proposal for an early signing period in recruiting

-- Recent roster attrition at Oklahoma State and a quick 2014 outlook for the Cowboys

-- Don't Get Caught Sleeping Intro 

Ways to Listen

1) CBSSports.com player below

2) Download the MP3

3) Download the show or subscribe on iTunes

Previously on the Eye On College Football Podcast: Tom Fornelli on Rich Rod's Speed parody and more coaching spoofs we'd like to see (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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