The 2013 Oregon Ducks return most of the talent that helped lead the 2012 squad to a Fiesta Bowl victory.
But certain positions, like linebacker and running back, will rely on new faces to emerge next season.
Whenever a player like Dion Jordan or Kenjon Barner leaves, a certain dread is often accompanied with their departure, because it's not easy to replace two of the all-time Oregon greats.
But inevitably young guys step up, fill the void and begin to carve out their own legacy. If the 2013 Ducks are to equal or surpass last year's team, the time is now for several young players hoping to contribute on the field next fall.
While spring practice is still in front of us, let's take an early look at seven players set to break out in 2013.
Note: Yes, Thomas Tyner along with other incoming recruits were left off this list. While he's likely going to have a noteworthy season, part of the criteria in coming up with these seven players was looking at their previous production at the college level and seeing a potential breakout season in 2013.