College football is back!
Okay, not really, but it's about as close to back as it's going to get for about the next five months or so.
Spring practice is underway at many schools, and the rest will be starting up within the next week or two.
And just like the return of leaves and flowers, position battles are the sure sign that the weather is about to turn warmer.
Every season produces its fair share of entertaining and important competitions for that coveted top spot on the depth chart, and 2012 isn't going to be any different.
With the plethora of talent making its way to the NFL this spring, college teams are left to their annual quest to find the “next big thing.”
While some programs hope for a star that will guide the program to the BCS, others are desperately seeking a player to pull the team out of the gutter.
The position battles are important either way, and here are 10 of the best position battles we'll see over the course of 2012 spring practices.