Spring football is about pulling together as a team, identifying starters and beginning to figure out how to beat your rival come fall.
But there is also time in fall practice to work on these things, and "fine-tune" a team to the point of preparedness for game speeds.
So what are the benefits to labeling starters in spring practice? And how are players who are prepared to take on starting roles identified?
This list runs down some of the benefits of nailing down the two-deep early in the spring, as well as how the players are chose.
Granted, there are a plethora of reasons, but the ones found here seem to be the major contributing factors.