Beilein's seat is declared hot here:
Fair or not? Discuss.
If I recall correctly he was hired just after the '07 season. Benzing aside, this recruiting class looks really weak in retrospect, at least by Big Ten standards:
Of course, I realize that Cronin is unavailable. I'm not sure he was destined to be future All-American, though. As well, I think Benzing was an administrative long shot.
I also don't know much about recruiting cycles for basketball. Because of timing issues, it might not be fair to judge that class too harshly.
He has done better since then, and I'd be inclined to give him more time (two seasons at least). He's more of a system coach than most and he might need a full roster of "his guys."