This is what I keep telling people too, there's a lot of talent on this team. I think later in the season, they're going to be a royal pain in the ass for the B1G contenders to have to tangle with, and could be the team that costs someone a title or high seed in the tourney.
Might not be an NCAA tourney season, but they're going to get better and better. They've already improved this year from game 1 to now. Coach Matta is a class act, and we've seen what he's accomplished. Almost everyone has a rough patch, no need to call for his head. No one called for Coach K's head, even when Duke lost in the 1st round two out of three years.
To those people too, I'm not sure who they think Ohio State would get to replace Coach Matta, there's not an Urban Meyer-type out there in CBB to swoop in and "turn the program around." The active college coaches out there who have won titles sure as hell aren't going anywhere. Krzyzewski, Ollie, Pitino, Calipari, Williams, Self, Boeheim, Izzo - there's your list, since 2000 (I left out Billy Donovan, since he's now coaching the OKC Thunder). I suppose you could add Steve Fisher and Larry Brown to the list, but their titles came in the 80s, and Tubby Smith, who had one good year with Pitino's guys at UK, and I just had to look up to see if he's even still coaching. He's at Texas Tech, BTW.
So there's some food for thought.