Spring practice is a crucial time for every college football program, in large part because it's the first real chance for position battles to play out in front of the coaching staff.
Every team in the country has to replace an important player at some position, and the candidates hoping to fill the void often engage in on-field wars that can rage on until the week before the opening game of the 2014 season.
Part of the fun for fans is zeroing in on these position battles and trying to figure out which players have a leg up on the competition. What we're looking at is who might already have the job won, despite the month of April still a week away.
You may hear about these "battles" throughout spring and into summer, but here are five notable competitions that may already be decided.