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Let's make this the Gophers year. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but this team has it in them to do great things. Empire class of 2016 let's get'r done. Go Gophers! Keep the wins rolling.

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Slow the roll. Nothing has changed today with just one loss by Wisconsin. They lose to OSU and we get a 2 game cushion, then sure
 

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Slow the roll. Nothing has changed today with just one loss by Wisconsin. They lose to OSU and we get a 2 game cushion, then sure
Even 2 skunk losses doesn’t really help us unless we go into the last week undefeated. Now if Wisconsin lost a 3rd that would be huge.
 

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Gophers could still end second in the West with 1 loss and have their 3 hardest opponents ahead of them. They have a good chance but they need to keep on winning. They're going to have to take care of their own games to go anywhere.
 

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Team looks awful right now. Won't get it done against MD.

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Big if........but if we beat Maryland and OSU takes out Bucky

Both could well happen!

Then Iowa and Wisconsin still play later in the year..........one will have 3 losses........could the other lose somewhere else along the way and have 3 losses?

If so, we could win the west by splitting our last 4
 

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Team looks awful right now. Won't get it done against MD.

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Stick to hoops, hoopboy


Lol mostly just kidding around. Was plenty frustrating watching that first half. They were just playing it safe

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You might wanna slow your roll with Martin out. Defense takes a big step backwards and isn't very good without him.
 

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Start by finishing the season against Maryland undefeated. The methodology is working.
 

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I'm all for starting to get excited.

I have pointed to this year as a great opportunity for something really special for some time now.

Nov. 9 is the tipping point. Get there undefeated and make this start to be a special season.
 

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The loss by WI today is big just from the standpoint of we can lose 2 between now and WI, and still play them, beat them, and probably advance due to head to head tie-breaker even if WIS beats OSU.


When we play them, the best they can be is 10-1. If we drop a couple (and they win out) we would still control our own destiny as a 9-2 team.
 

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The loss by WI today is big just from the standpoint of we can lose 2 between now and WI, and still play them, beat them, and probably advance due to head to head tie-breaker even if WIS beats OSU.


When we play them, the best they can be is 10-1. If we drop a couple (and they win out) we would still control our own destiny as a 9-2 team.
All this speculation by us has no impact on what the team does on the field, so I have no problem with any of it.

As far as high level expectations, even if we make it ot 8-0 and then lose to Penn State, beating Iowa and Northwestern would be huge. leading to a massive final game at home vs. a two loss or more UW team. Wisconsin looked pretty weak and slow on defense all of a sudden today, and there is no chance they hang in vs. OSU on the road.

I'd like to be 11-1 or 12-0 of course, but winning the West early like Northwestern did last year (they had it in bag before beating us late) would be pretty great.
 

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All this speculation by us has no impact on what the team does on the field, so I have no problem with any of it.

As far as high level expectations, even if we make it ot 8-0 and then lose to Penn State, beating Iowa and Northwestern would be huge. leading to a massive final game at home vs. a two loss or more UW team. Wisconsin looked pretty weak and slow on defense all of a sudden today, and there is no chance they hang in vs. OSU on the road.

I'd like to be 11-1 or 12-0 of course, but winning the West early like Northwestern did last year (they had it in bag before beating us late) would be pretty great.
I think what it does is it just turned our hopes of winning the west from a 5% chance to a 15% chance.

As this season is unfolding, what once appears unlikely is becoming more possible.
Instead of needing a perfect season, we don't have to be perfect any longer.

But tomorrow, we (or at least the team) need to be 0-0 worried about Maryland.
 
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