Full Disclosure...I went to THE Ohio State University
This is a bad football team, however I don't blame Brady Hoke, he'll turn it around eventually. I would blame the AD responsible for hiring DickRod....and DickRod. He set your program back 10 years. He had no respect for your tradition, vacated any semblence of respect for for what was traditionally Michigan football (Pro style, drop back passers, big recievers, I-Formation running, 50/50 offensive ballance, and tough D) and replaced it with a spread offense and NO DEFENSE...NONE....like he didn't know you even had to play defense.
Due to his recruituing, and lack of respect for the tradions of your program, many of the players currently at U of M are not a fit for what Brady Hoke is trying to accomplish...or what U of M traditionally has tried to accomplish throughout the program's history. DickRod was not a "MichiganMan" and had no interest in being one. It's going to take Brady Hoke 3-5 years to undo the damage of the DickRod years.
Some U of M fans have mentioned that Urb has been able to take Tressel's players and become successful quickly while Brady has struggled.
While many people criticized Tressel for having a conservative offense,people forget he was a "chameleon" offensively. When he had a big running back and a drop back passer he ran more of a pro style, drop back offense (Krenzel and Clarett, etc...); he ran a lot of wide open spread style offensive packages when he had Troy Smith, Teddy Ginn, Jr., Anthony Gonzalez etc...same for when he finally started to trust Pryor with the football...while still maintaining tradional OSU balance running the football.
Meyer has been able to turn the offense around because despite Tressel being conservative, he was at least recruiting players that fit with Urban's offensive system. Brady Hoke did not have this luxury.
I miss U of M being a good team, the B1G needs them to be nationally relavent again; OSU needs them to be nationally relavent again. However, "The Game" this year should not be close, and unfortunately for U of M, Urban, Braxton and company might have to try and hang 70 on your D...and not to be disrespectful, but to make a statement to the BCS, which currently has us 4th due to a lack of respect for anyone in the B1G, despite OSU will have won 24 straight going into that game.