Throughout the offseason, you have heard whispers that Notre Dame is a better football team in 2013 than it was a year ago. Whether this is a true or not obviously remains to be seen. But regardless if you are jumping on that bandwagon or playing the "wait and see" approach, you have to admit that there are many strong points to this team.
On both sides of the ball, the Irish have plenty of positions with depth and talent. This is the reason there is a lot of optimism in South Bend and why some hardcore fans believe a trip back to a BCS bowl is a real possibility.
With many areas to choose from, here are the five strongest positions for Notre Dame entering the 2013 season.