Ohio State's first year under Urban Meyer was an amazing success, going undefeated despite NCAA sanctions and a team that had only won six games the year before.
Optimism around Columbus is very high as now that the Buckeyes are bowl eligible, they have a chance to win their first national championship since the 2002 season.
The road to getting there will be, as always, interesting as every college season is. There may not be many difficult obstacles for the Buckeyes, but the way the schedule plays out on paper is usually very different from how it actually plays out.
The new season may be over six months away, but here's an early look at the Buckeyes' 2013 schedule.