While your assessment of Michigan's offense is accurate, I think the bigger issues lie with the Defense.
They lack speed and size in the defensive backfield and cannot seem to stop the short passing game (which seems to result in long gains).
I do believe that the team will end up with a better record this year, I'm still not convinced that they can compete adequately against the Big 11 opponents.
I guess we'll find out after November 27th.
By the way, I read quite a few NCAAF blogs and websites and find this one to be very well-done. Keep up the nice work.
Oh...........I am a Wolverine fan.........hope you don't mind.