Penn State Football: 4 Starting Position Battles to Watch for 2013

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Penn State Football: 4 Starting Position Battles to Watch for 2013
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State fans have several things to look for heading into the 2013 football season. One major area to watch will be who the coaching staff uses to replace some big holes left by graduation.

Quarterback Matt McGloin, linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti and defensive linemen Sean Stanly and Jordan Hill all leave some big shoes to fill. A mix of experienced players and others who will be completely new to the program will be called upon to step up at certain positions.

The Nittany Lions will have the luxury of solidified starters returning at wide receiver, tight end, running back, on the offensive line and in the secondary. Those positions should provide a solid framework for the 2013 version of Penn State Football.

There will be several key battles for starting jobs heading into spring practice. Fans will want to keep an eye on the following four positions to see who ends up as the main guy when the new season kicks off.

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