With the college basketball season ending with Kentucky cutting down the nets in New Orleans, our focus heads back to the upcoming college football season.
It is never too early to discuss college football. With spring practice in full spring, many teams from major conferences are looking to build on the successes and fix the failures of the past season.
Last season, the Stanford Cardinal were oh-so-close to earning their second-straight BCS bowl victory, but fell short to a strong Oklahoma State squad.
The Cardinal will face major losses on offense, losing Heisman runner-up Andrew Luck, two top offensive lineman in Jonathan Martin and David DeCastro, and tight end Coby Fleener, just to name a few.
Young players need to step up if the Cardinal hope to contend in the rugged Pac-12, where Oregon and USC look to be legitimate national championship contenders.
Here are the top five position battles for the Cardinal this spring.