Right now, the Gophers are 5-1 (1-1). That alone is reason for positivity. But here's some more: Human College Football Computer Phil Steele (Humanity's only hope against Skynet) is predicting that the Gophers will finish the Big Ten 4-4, tied with Northwestern and Michigan St in a logjam in the middle.
A quick show of hands: Who here had the Gophers at 8-4 at the beginning of the year? Make sure you point out if you were a complete homer or drunk.