Ohio State's second season under Urban Meyer is the first in a few years where the Buckeyes appear poised to compete for a national championship, which they haven't won since 2003.
The Buckeyes do lose plenty of quality of talent, especially on the defensive side of the football. That means a lot of the young defensive talent Meyer recruited in 2012 will need to fill starting roles.
The OSU offense is loaded with experience with nine starters returning, including potential Heisman candidate Braxton Miller.
How will the depth chart look?
Here's a peek at the likely two-deep going into the 2013 season, with true freshmen italicized.