77, 72, 41.
Those are our national offensive rankings the past 3 years. An average of 63rd. Duing those years, the team has had 3 winning seasons and a BCS bowl.
Who was in 64th place in 2011?
Florida State, with an anemic run game worse tha Michigans in 2013, at 112 ypg. They were propped up by a decent to excellent pass game at 278 ypg, just 30 more than 2013 Michigan.
That was not an aberrant case. They had been trending down, with the 34th and 23rd offense in 2010 and 2009 respectively.
In 2012, they instantly bounced up to 9th with 205 rushing yards per game.
This isn't an exact comparison, but a mighty leap can be made, and I am confident it will be.