With the exception of cornerback, right guard and some spots on the defensive line, there aren't a lot of position battles to be won as South Carolina begins spring practice.
The Gamecocks have more depth at most positions than at any time during coach Steve Spurrier's nine previous seasons.
One interesting storyline is how long the Gamecocks' practices will remain open to both the public and the media.
The Gamecocks have started out with good intentions along these lines in the past, only to close practice after someone crosses the line with a social media posting that Spurrier deems inappropriate.
Unofficial oddsmakers set the over-under at five practices before Spurrier shuts it down.