Yesterday I presented the case for why the Ohio State Buckeyes’ championship window is now closed.
Today, in an effort to embrace my inner devil’s advocate, I will argue that the championship window is in fact not closed.
With Thad Matta at the helm, there is reason to be optimistic if you are a Buckeyes fan. Sure, the near misses have been frustrating recently (most notably last year’s Final Four collapse and the title game loss in 2007), but the mere fact that Ohio State is consistently playing late into March is promising.
In the very least, the law of averages is in the Buckeyes’ corner, since they haven’t won a title since the 1960 season.
Nevertheless, here are five more substantial reasons than the law of averages to explain why Ohio State’s championship window is in fact still open.