Redshirt junior Brandon Dawkins, left, works out with the rest of the quarterbacks during their spring practice at Arizona Stadium in March.

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Arizona is 12 practices into training camp, and key position battles are heating up.

“Even after the first game it’s always competition,” UA coach Rich Rodriguez said after Saturday’s practice. “But there’s a lot of positions in particular I’m sure when I meet with the coaches the next couple of days it could be ‘these two are equal and these three are equal,’ and I almost hope it is that way.”

Here’s a look at five position battles that are raging as Arizona enters its third week of camp. The Wildcats will open their season Sept. 2 against Northern Arizona.