Several of the early preseason publications and websites predict Ohio State should have one of the top 10 or 15 teams in the country.
If the Buckeyes live up to that hype, it'll likely be because of a lot of players who are unknown to even the most rabid fans.
They include receiver Johnnie Dixon, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, H-back Curtis Samuel, offensive lineman Marcelys Jones, kicker Sean Nuernberger and quarterbacks Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett and Stephen Collier.
There are even new faces coaching the new faces: defensive assistants Chris Ash and Larry Johnson.
In Saturday's annual intrasquad scrimmage, many of the key players to keep an eye on are the ones who are the least familiar.