There was a nice debate in the comments field on Monday on whether he has done a good job or not. So I thought I would give you my $.02. Here are my grades:
Running Game: C+
Michigan has seen some improvement in this group. Green came in leaner then the year before and the offense line is much better then the year before. Michigan would like to win games with this unit and they clearly have not been able to.
Pass Game: F
This unit went about as bad as it could. Michigan's 5th year QB made terrible decisions with the ball and when he did hit a WR there was way too many drops. This was just awful this year.
QB Development: F
Devin is who he is, he has had two head coaches and three offensive coordinators. I expected more development from him but not surprised he has struggled this year. My biggest concern is with Shane Morris, I was hoping he would be ready to take a huge step in his development this year. When he got playing time, he showed a couple of flashes of good, but it was mostly bad. He so needed a redshirt year. What a waste.
Play Calling: C+
I feel a little bit for Coach Nuss on this one. What are you supposed to call when you can't pass and the defense is taking away the run? Still, Michigan seemed to miss a number of opportunities to have better play calling this year. A great example was in the Maryland game, Michigan had just run for two first downs with Hayes and Johnson and then Coach Nuss went to three pass plays, which equaled a punt.
I watch a lot of football and it seems most college QB's have one or two reads, take a three step drop and throw. If it isn't open to a WR there should be a RB to dump it off to or a QB run. Another way to take pressure off your QB is to have a great screen game. How you don't run more plays to Jake Butt? I would have liked to have seen more of these types of plays out of the Wolverines this year.
Offensive Line Play: C
This unit has improved this year but it's still not great. I don't believe Coach Nuss has much to do with this unit, but it has improved.
Overall Offensive Competence: F
This unit has been a complete disaster this year. QB play was very poor, too many turnovers, no passing game, and an average at best running game. Scoring points has been a challenge all year. I'm also not a big supporter of the theory the cupboard was bare. Michigan has a senior QB or 5 star sophomore QB and a ton of good RB's on the roster. With improved offensive line play, I expected about an average of 27 points a game. Michigan has talented kids and many programs are doing much more with less.
Remember when we watched the Spring Game and the offense struggled to do anything? We hoped that was just Michigan not showing us anything? Well they were showing us something and it was how this unit was going to play this year.
Michigan is 116th in the country in passing yards and 114th in scoring points. Enough said.
They say to play winning football at any level you need a great head coach and great QB. Which one of these does Michigan have?