January 9, 2013
As a Gophers fan, it's hard to get excited about a successful nonconference schedule--we've been burned too many times. However, this season just feels different. Even without Trevor Mbakwe playing like we'd hoped, we've finally got a talented and deep team. Time for coach Tubby Smith to erase the memory of Clem Haskins.
Brian Dusek, RedEye special contributor, @brianjdusek