It may not look like spring in Ohio, but spring does come early this year as the Ohio State Buckeyes open practice on Tuesday.
For the first time since the 26-21 win over Michigan, the Buckeyes will take the field with the hopes of winning their first national championship since 2002.
Urban Meyer's second spring means there are new questions to answer, including several major position battles.
Some of these positions involve just a couple of players, while others have quite the hill to climb.
Here's a look at the five most important battles this spring.