Just less than two weeks from now, on March 16, the Alabama Crimson Tide will begin its 2013 spring practices.
Spring camp is where it all begins. The best way to win a starting job in the fall is to already have one's hands wrapped around it coming out of spring.
As the Tide sets its sights on a third consecutive BCS national championship, there are vacancies that need to be filled due to the departure of some key players from a year ago.
It is because of these openings in the depth chart that this spring camp will be the most important month of the year for some of Alabama's youngsters.
Here are six Tide players that have the world to gain in the upcoming camp.