Of course, I'm a Michigan homer, but I have them at 10 - 2 next year. The reality is that they lose to OSU again, in the only game that really matters. I think they beat PSU at home, and just suspect they find a way to lose one more game.
Normally, I would be more concerned about the OL. However, I have faith in Warinner. More than that, for the first time in 20 years, they have depth. They were able to redshirt every single freshman this year, and those guys were able to learn under older guys. Losing Ruiz at C hurts, but I am much more bullish on this group. Even if they take a slight step back, they'll be good. For the first time since Rich Rodriguez, they are reloading, and not starting over. And I take issue with suggesting recruiting was weak: there are 6 current Freshmen on the OL. Four were 4-stars, and 2 were 3-stars. This means less on the OL than other areas, but still, they had plenty of solid guys. Right now, they've got 13 guys on the depth chart, not counting walk ons, transfers, or incoming true freshmen. I feel much better about the OL than in years.
For RB, incoming freshman Blake Corum is a speedster, and is very different from Haskins and Charbonnet. He may well see the field, and be a great change of pace guy in the RB slot.
I am waiting to see what will happen with NT and DT. This was a weakness, especially against teams like OSU and Wisconsin. Kemp and Dwumfour were ok, but got manhandled. Will another year of experience help? Will Chris Hinton, a 5-star who will be a sophomore, improve significantly? Dunno. There are a few guys who just couldn't cut it.
I am not thrilled about CB, but we shall see. They have to really focus on better recruiting here. They were fortunate to add Green-Warren, a 4-star CB, but he is likely to get burned by speedsters like Jeudy at Bama.
Finally, how will McCaffrey be at QB? I was one who never was in love with Patterson. One thing I'll say is that if McCaffrey gets hurt, I really think the season could go down significantly. We don't have a lot of depth behind him. (Milton may have a cannon for an arm, but I haven't yet heard anything about his accuracy improving. We all saw what a disaster it was for Patterson throwing downfield against Bama. If you can't lay in a pass where your receivers can catch it, you are screwed.) However, I thought OSU was hurt by depth at QB, and it didn't matter for you at all: same guy started all year long.
I think the big plus will be a full year of familiarity with Gattis at OC, and being somewhat of a spread team. As Urban Meyer said, that doesn't happen overnight. They now are at a point where they're not learning everything new, from scratch.