What's next

A look at upcoming key dates for Gophers football:

Feb. 1: National Signing Day. The Gophers have 15 players committed, most of whom are three-star prospects, according to Rivals.com.

Late March/April: Spring football hits, and peaks when the annual spring game takes place at TCF Bank Stadium, usually in mid-April.

Early August: Training camp begins and depth charts take shape.

Aug. 31: Buffalo comes to The Bank for the opener.