Any other confirmation for this?
I hope this isn't true.
Just heard it too. Valenti didn't source it though...really hoping it's a false report
I was expecting J.T. to be on a Sean Taylor-Fuck. Shit. Up.-level...this one hurts.
I thought info wasn't coming out until tomorrow afternoon?
This is not confirmation that they are ineligible. The article states that they are not yet eligible and not yet with the team. I took it as very open-ended.
So there just not elgible, YET
is that they haven't been declared eligible yet, as most of us knew already. It doesn't say they are ineligible for the season, just not practicing yet.
That is not confirmation. All that says is that they haven't been ruled eligible yet. This is much different than being deemed ineligible. This just means, they haven't gotten word yet.
The article states they haven't been ruled eligible. This does not mean they have been ruled ineligible as the clearinghouse might not be through processing everything yet.
Confirms that they weren't with the team today. It doesn't mean they are both completely ineligible, no?
RichRod said last week they were waiting on some paperwork for Turner and hoped it would be in over the weekend so he could be there Monday. Perhaps it just hasn't gotten in yet?
I'm not sure if I mis-titled my post.
Could I have 5 more opinions highlighting my error?
I hope this fales.
I just heard it as well... I am hoping to God Valenti just doesn't have his facts straight (which wouldn't surprise me)
....Seriously, people? MIKE VALENTI reports it, and it's cliff-jumping time?
but I'm assuming by your post that he is not one to trust...
but if this is true: J.T. appeared to be on another level...dude was a FREAK. Getting over this will take longer than 24 hours...size, speed, athleticism...all of that popped out on the tape like I haven't seen in a while from our CB/S spot.
Mike Valenti is the crazy Spartan radio guy in this priceless rant:
That rant rivals Art Regner's classic Lions meltdowns on WDFN back in the day.
We're so fucked.
EDIT: Saying we're fucked is apparently a horrendous idea, so I'll say we are in phenomenal shape.
There's still time to get cleared, I don't know when the deadline is.
Valenti is a jackass who's father should have pulled out one pump earlier.
This day just keeps getting better. I hope my dog is ok when I get home.
So if they are ineligible, can they still play next year or what will happen exactly? Will they go to a junior college or what?
I'm reading it as they haven't been ruled eligible, but are not yet ineligible...
Holding out hope because this could be a HUGE loss for our team....I'm starting to see nightmares of last year based on this. Please don't true.
If they have not been ruled "eligible", they are, by the definition of words, "ineligible". That doesn't mean they are so permanently.
"calm down" is an appropriate phrase to be used on this board...
this is not one of those times...
If you watched that video, you should be crying at your desk right now. Partly because of how beautiful he plays the game, and partly because you are now incredibly depressed.
Ignore the words of Tor at your peril.
Valenti cannot be trusted.
Forum is reporting that RichRod confirmed it this afternoon, although we would have probably heard it....
If this is true, somebody show me the plank.
because he has his post-practice press conference at 6:00 (I think). I'd be surprised if he announced something like that before then.
I'm gonna go beat my dog now.
Whether this is final or not, it's still bad news. Get qualified, get to practice, we need you guys!
If it was true, I think RR would had said something while interviewing on College Football Live
Team is STILL WAITING for Witty and Turner to clear. No time table has been offered, however I would imagine it would happen in the next 4-5 days we get a definitive answer.
RR should have the official line on this after practice.
Valenti just referenced a freep report as his info source. The last freep article re: Turner & Witty was from 8/6 about the Clearinghouse holding them up for now. It's bullshit. Don't jump on his short bus.
We need both of these guys....wait for final word.
Well, in the strictest sense of the word, they ARE ineligible - the Clearinghouse has not pronounced them eligible. So, if they aren't eligible, they are....wait for it...INELIGIBLE.
This does not, however, mean this can't change.
HOLY FUCK! Could MORE posts in a single thread say the EXACT same thing?!?
To reiterate for EVERYONE so that it doesn't need to be posted again:
TURNER AND WITTY ARE NOT YET ELIGIBLE. THEY MAY STILL BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SEASON.
With this blog, and it's become Scout Jr.
587 threads that all say the same thing with 587 posts that all say the same thing. The funniest part is that just about every thread that appears on Mgoboard is also on Scout, and usually within minutes of each other.
The price you pay for taking this proud, once underground haven for intelligence and wit, to the masses of Michigan fans.
"Turner will not be able to MAKE PLAYS!!! this season"? Cuz that would be the ish!
Wasn't it only at 3:30 today that they were supposed to find out?
Take the gun out of your mouth everybody (but you might want to keep it loaded).
there is no deadline for finding out. They are dealing with the NCAA clearinghouse which is a large bureaucratic body. They move at their won pace and have pulled this late notice crap before.
The co-worker of my sister's friend's dog's masseuse's bank teller told me Valenti is full of shit.
Optimism lives here.
Valenti was discussing the Feagin situation and a caller brought up MSU running back Glen Winston. Valenti immediately said that he was gone and would not play football this year. Not an hour later a press release states that Winston has rejoined the Spartan team at practice. Douchetonio said he has paid his due to the system and the team. HA!
Valenti isnt saying they are ineligable, he's saying that they havent been cleared by the clearinghouse and how the clearinghouse is stupid. He said that JT should be allowed to play because he has good SAT/ACT scores but a stupid Ohio state test is the reason for the holdup. he also said to wait till 6 because thats whe nwe find out.
Valenti just stated kinda what we've all been saying. He went on to rip the clearinghouse, saying there is no reason a that Turner, a supposedly good student, should have to wait this long to find out if they're eligible. Went on to say its not fair to him or Michigan or anyone else.
backpeddled on it a bit. The first time he brought it up he said flat out they were ineligible. Then he showed more of his ignorance by going off about how this hurts big time because he could probably play SAFETY right now, even though last I checked Turner will (hopefully) be playing corner for us.