Spring practice is just around the corner for the Tennessee Volunteers, and the position battles for 2013 are already heating up. Under a new coaching staff, no position is safe, but I've got six spots that are likely to be the hottest contests.
One unit that is safe is offensive line. From tackle to tackle, it's the best unit on the team and maybe in the conference. That's a tall order to fill, but with anywhere from two to four future first-rounders out of five starters, it's destined to be elite and not spark many spring battles.
On the other hand, wide receivers and cornerbacks look like two units that need some players to make a serious step forward in order for the Vols to compete this fall. The players currently enrolled at Tennessee will have the first crack at playing time during spring practice.
Here are the six positions that will be the biggest battles.