While the New Year isn't even three weeks old, it's never too early to look ahead to college football's 2013 season.
One of the rather popular launching points of football, and in this case Notre Dame football, discourse is the shaping and suggested ordering of the two-deep depth chart.
The Irish's two-deep gained a bit of clarity earlier this week when running back Cierre Wood announced his decision to forego his potential fifth season of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.
Tight end Tyler Eifert also bypassed a potential fifth season to begin his professional football career, and it doesn't appear that any other members of Brian Kelly's squad with eligibility remaining will make an early jump to the NFL.
Now, formal fifth-year invitations have yet to be extended, but I will assume that eligible candidates in positions of need will be donning the blue and gold next season.
Without further ado, I present Notre Dame's 2013 two-deep depth chart.