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College football preview: Big games, bold picks, Heisman hopefuls

Detroit Free Press writers Joe Rexrode, Mark Snyder and James Jahnke looks at the college football season ahead including what's new, big games, picks and Heisman hopefuls. So what's new? More bowl bloat: Thank goodness for the Arizona Bowl (Dec. 29 in Tucson, Ariz.) and AutoNation Cure Bowl (Dec. 19 in Orlando). Those are this year's new bowls, pushing the total bowl roster to 41 (featuring 80 teams because one of them is the national title game). Moving parts: Charlotte is bumping up from FCS to Conference USA, while Navy is switching from independent status to the American Athletic Conference. And former Conference USA member UAB is shutting down its program but the...