Spring practices are now beginning for a number of programs around the country, and we're looking toward the Pac-12 to get an early glimpse at what should be one of the deepest conferences in the nation.
Though it seems like only yesterday that Florida State was lifting the crystal ball, all eyes are now squarely on the 2014 season. Out in Pac-12 country, the storylines haven't changed that much over the past few seasons, with the exception of several serious challengers to the Stanford-Oregon two-step taking place at the very top.
UCLA is at the top of the list of teams most likely to knock the Cardinal off their perch, while Arizona and USC both have to feel good about the potential to achieve big things in the coming year.
Spring practice is a time when fans can learn about new names as well as find out who's been putting in the work between the end of the 2013 campaign and now. For some players, it's now or never. For others, it's about continuing a natural progression and making sure the next step is being taken.
And for another group of guys, it's about making the jump from promising talent to regular contributor.
Here are 10 players from the Pac-12 that you should keep an eye on during spring practice.
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