Fans must think of spring practice as an inventory of what resources you have and how effective they'll be. Such is the case for Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney coming into his fifth spring practice.
The thing is, not all inventory problems will be solved through a month of spring practice, which is merely step one in the process of building a team capable of BCS contention.
And not all of the position battles will be solved until fall camp once the recruits from the 2013 class arrive on campus. The fortunate thing is, this is a year for Clemson where major rebuilding will not be occurring at a major coaching position or an entire side of the football, as was the case last season with a questionable defense and the addition of Brent Venables.
But today, we will take a look at the main position battles in the spring that will carry over well into fall camp.