College Football's Transfers to Watch in 2012

Dayne Crist is on the move from Notre Dame to Kansas.
<p> Athlon takes a look at some of college football's top transfers for 2012 and a look ahead to 2013.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat

Boston College's Frank Spaziani needs a big season to return for 2013.
<p> With spring practice kicking off across the nation, Athlon takes a look at the top coaches on the hot seat and who needs to have a big season to return for 2013.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

College Football's 10 Spring Storylines to Watch

Michigan will be looking for some new weapons for Denard Robinson this spring.
<p> Spring practice is underway and Athlon takes a look at the 10 biggest storylines to watch over the next couple of months.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

It wasn't that long ago that Alabama celebrated its national title victory over LSU in New Orleans. And now it's already time to turn the page to 2012. Spring practice is underway across the nation and will continue into late April for several college football teams.

Here's a look at some of the key storylines to watch over the next couple of months.

Grading College Football's New Coaches for 2012

Arizona's hire of Rich Rodriguez was one of the best in college football.
<p> Athlon grades college football's best and worst new coaching hires for 2012.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

When the 2012 season kicks off, 27 teams will have a new coach roaming the sidelines. Athlon examines each hire and grades the moves by each school. Grading new hires is never an exact science, but one can get a good snapshot of a coach by looking at his resume and previous experience. 

The NFL Draft's Impact on College Football's Preseason Top 25

What impact will Trent Richardson leaving for the NFL Draft have on Alabama?
<p> Underclassmen entering the NFL Draft will have a major impact on the preseason top 25 for 2012. Which players will have the biggest impact as the draft deadline approaches?</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Hawaii Bowl Preview: Southern Miss vs. Nevada

Expect plenty of points between the Wolf Pack and Golden Eagles.
<p> Athlon previews the 2011 Hawaii Bowl: Nevada vs. Southern Miss.&nbsp;</p>

by Nathan Rush

Hawaii Bowl
Southern Miss (11–2) vs. Nevada (7–5)

Date: Dec. 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET
Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? Well, Southern Miss and Nevada will do just that when the Hawaii Bowl kicks off as the only game on television Christmas Eve.

Poinsettia Bowl Preview: TCU vs. Louisiana Tech

Quarterback Casey Pachall looks to lead TCU to its eighth consecutive win.
<p> Athlon previews the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl: TCU vs. Louisiana Tech.</p>

-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall)

Poinsettia Bowl
TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4)

Date: Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. ET
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

College Football Bowl Predictions

Athlon's editors are split on who will win the 2012 Rose Bowl.
<p> Athlon's editors offer their predictions for all 35 bowl games.&nbsp;</p>

Bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Albuquerque and ends on Jan. 9 in New Orleans with the BCS Championship. With 35 games on the docket, there's plenty of options to keep college fans interested over the next month.

Athlon's editors offer their predictions for all 35 games with a slight twist. The picks were made with confidence points, 1 being the least and 35 being the most. 

The six editors were split on the Rose Bowl, but all are picking Alabama to knock off LSU in the national championship. 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview: Ohio vs. Utah State

Ohio linebacker Noah Keller looks to slow down Utah State's rushing attack.
<p> Athlon previews the 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State vs. Ohio</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Utah State (7-5) vs. Ohio (9-4)

Date: Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho