This is key:
"Meyer will need to hire two outstanding coordinators."
Meyer's success at Florida has as much to do with his hiring great coordinators as it does with his own innate talents as a coach. We know now, from our own experience, just how vital this is.
Late Carr: all-around great coach, all-around mediocre coordinators.
Rich Rod: brilliant offensive genius, brilliantly incompetent defensive staff
I have this feeling that Meyer will have learned from Rich Rod, and make a splashy DC hire. Given the talent in the state of Ohio, and the fact that most defensive starters return, he won't repeat our defensive sorrows 2008-10. They'll be good on that side of the ball, starting next year.
But I also wonder about his offense. Yes, he's had wild success elsewhere, and yes, he has Braxton Miller (an impressive talent, even if it pains me to say it). But who else does he have? A mediocre tight end, mediocre WRs and a mediocre RB all recruited to play in a pro-style offense. Sure Meyer will recruit his own guys, but we know that this takes time. I think this offense, even if Meyer takes a "work-with-who-we've-got" approach, will take 3 years before it starts to look the way he wants it to. Just like it did with us, and just like it's currently panning out for Brian Kelly.
Will Ohio's spoiled, entitled fan base--which fully expects a national championship every year under Meyer--be patient during 2 or even 3 years without a Big 10 championship? They got used to one every year under Tressel, and the new structure of the conference makes it considerably harder to earn one.