I usually check out thebiglead.com for some random sports news, and came upon this post by an (apparent) Michigan alumni. I'm actually with his analysis (outside of "Stevie Brown should be a fluid playmaker") until the last paragraph or two, when he turned to blogsphere trick #2 to drive interest in his post - unsubstantiated claims for firing of a coach with little justification other than "look at this schedule." (Note: trick #1 is to link to pictures of attractive women).
My take - RR and Michigan certainly look to be in better shape this year than last, and from everything I've read and seen the team is light-years ahead of where it was from a system standpoint than this time last year. That said, freshmen QBs and a younger defense do not lend themselves to dramatic turnarounds, and I think most level-headed UM fans don't expect miracles. I still think 7-6 (7-5 + bowl loss) would be a good season, and 6 wins is certainly plausible. But if the QBs play like freshmen and/or DEATH!!!!!!, and MINOR RAGE suffers through a series of minor injuries, this team could certainly go sub-.500 again. But I think the administration knows that it will take some time, and I think the real pressure comes in year 3 if this team continues to wallow in the lower 2/3 of the Big 10.