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.