With spring practices officially underway, the previews from the national outlets aren't going to be far behind. ESPN and Athlon's are already out.In the ESPN preview, Andrea Adelson says position battles to watch are at quarterback, defensive end, linebacker, and offensive tackle. I'd agree with that for the most part, but Tino Sunseri is looking like he'll be a tough guy to beat. Paul Chryst essentially said he's the guy heading into the spring and I have to believe that he'd really have to struggle in order to open the door for someone else. For those screaming for Chad Voytik, keep in mind he won't be practicing with the team until Fall camp. He could surface at some point in 2012 if Sunseri really can't get much going, but he'd still have to beat out the other guys and there's virtually no chance he goes into the year as the starter.
Athlon also has their Pitt preview out. Their main storylines, of course, include Sunseri. But their top storyline is Paul Chyrst replacing Todd Graham.