I know Valenti is seen with much disdain from the people here but he is discussing Michigan's recruiting class and I would love to hear one of the more knowledgeable users debate him on the class. He is pretty much saying how pathetic it is that we are offering kids who don't have interest from any of the big schools. Vinopal was mentioned specifically.
Calling all Recruitniks and RR Supporters
And that is my expert opinion on the matter.
Clint Eastwood did an excellent job on and in this movie. Loved it. I'm not going to lie, I use that quote every once in a while.
As long as he has the last word, he will win the debates. It is not an even playing field. And the phone calls help him keep his job.
Remember, this is the same radio show that said "A very reliable source has told me that Rich Rodriguez will be fired tomorrow" the Monday after the OSU game. Don't buy into their garbage.
As long as Valenti has the loudest mic and can turn yours off whenever he wants, nobody will even "win" a radio spat with him. Even if somoeone did, the seven-second delay would "take care of it" for him.
Valenti is a pusbag that is about a cc away from bursting.
Valenti has crabs..that he got from a hooker..in columbus
Wasn't that hooker originally from East Lansing.
Patrick Omameh will be starting on the o-line as a RS So. He was a 2-star with offers from nothing but MAC schools. Rich Rodriguez is 1/1 with 2 star sleepers with unimpressive offers. I'm going to trust his judgment on Vinopal. The kid was the best defensive player on an Ohio state championship team.
Mike Valenti can go choke on applesauce.
Is Ohio State a MAC school now?
I thought OSU only offered him a greyshirt. My OSU "friends" claim that he didn't choose Michigan over OSU.
(Yes, it's a joke. For the love of all that's good don't show me the rankings.)
According to them, he had offers from:
Cinci (not MAC, mea culpa)
and MSU (not MAC also, but like...yeah)
I know those offers are better than Vinopal's, but eff it, I still like the kid. I know of no official OSU offer for Omameh.
He is your typical radio blowhard who only deals in stereotypes, lies and innuendo in order to generate ratings. When it comes to recruiting my 5 year old knows more than he does about the Michigan class.
Yeah, fuckin' two stars, Nick Saban would never take a flyer on a tw-
I mean, Jim Tressel is above taking lowly ranked saf-
Shit! Um...Urban Meyer! Yeah, Urban Meyer is the king of this stuff. He would die for his recruits. Urban would never think about signing a lonely two sta-
This proves that Michigan is a top research institute. Thank you for your work, sir. I would call into this Valenti and give him a piece of my mind with this information in hand...but I'm sure I'd just end up screaming profanities and ranting on like a ra-tard and end up as a new internet meme.
From an expert in topics that are boring, overdone, regurgitations of old material (i.e., an academic) - who gives a shit?
By rule, I neg every thread intending to draw attention to what Valenti is saying. Sorry.
He is using Rivals and saying how we only have 5 four star players. Just looking for someone in the know to squash him. Thought it would be of interest.
Yeah, I would almost be an advocate for deleting this thread. For a couple of months they couldn't get any Michigan fans to call in, and they actually stopped talking shit about Michigan. I think we should continue the trend, and refuse to bite what the "radio trolls" are trying to feed us.
then run on to MGoBlog and say "Guys, look what Valenti said, what do you have to say for yourselves now?" Seriously?
Fun life. We all envy your existence.
If it bothered you so much you could've read it and just moved on. Boy did you put me in my place.
I try not to be too judgmental on here, but I really think you are "in the wrong" by starting this thread. If the comment by Bray keeps you from doing it again, it was a worthwhile post.
Well as you can see this thread has generated a lot of response. I don't really give a shit if it bothers people when someone questions things or points out someone else who does. If you can't ignore it then that is your problem not mine. There are plenty other threads and things to look at on this site. Hopefully this post keeps you from responding again then I will consider it a worthwhile post.
Have you read the responses? And if so, are you drunk?
Who am I kidding, hell yes it does.
Are you? I don't mind someone disagreeing with what I post but to attack me for it is ridiculous. I am not off base in thinking that so I don't consider myself in the wrong.
"If you can't ignore it, that is your problem not mine".
Haha........Welcome to MGoBlog, Mr. Valenti!
You lose. Thanks for playing.
How many in the media, local radio shows, actually take the time to watch film and try to get a gauge on the players they talk about, and how many just look at site rankings and assume from there? How many of them check on how a player fits into the program/school in which they are being recruited by? Some kids are made for a specific offense, and at Michigan, it's no longer the pro-style... UM now runs a very specific offense, and for that, you need a specific style of player. A 3/4 star recruit, might just be a 4/5 star player in our system. This is how RR had success at West Virginia, with low recruiting classes. He tried to recruit the best talent, though he always tried to get the best talent for his system, and it worked, and it can work in the Big Ten. I think RR recruits well, which will help.
RR had the top recruiting classes pretty much in the Big East. Not better than Georgia or Oklahoma, but better than the rest of the Big East.
I'm pretty sure Seatrel Henderson could play in any offense.
Same with Kyle Prater or Dillon Baxter.
The only place we want these "3/4* but 4/5* to us players" is having a dual threat QB, more agile lineman, and a slot receiver or 2. However, a Steve Breaston like 5* slot, or Kenny Shaw, are 4/5* in any system.
In the event he were to be squashed, he would simply deflect by saying the caller has no life. There's no point of calling in or even listening to the show if it's a fair or honest debate that you're looking for.
Coming off the heels of two losing seasons...two seasons that were MIGHTY MIGHTY blips on the scale of 1 to normal...two seasons that featured a grand total of TWO quality wins...how many coaches could go out and put together a top-25 recruiting class?
Seriously, you had a top-10 class last year and this year's group will probably be top-15. Two years in a row, you've landed marquee QBs. You've landed really good cornerstones on defense that you can build around. You've landed weapons that just about any school would love to have.
Rodriguez has averaged four wins a year. His job security (I'm not advocating one way or the other) IS in doubt.
And he's pulling in his second top-15 recruiting class.
WHAT exactly is the problem?
the problem is Valenti and the fact that his best shot at enhancing his job prospects is to enrage the general public with offensive stupidity, a not unusual situation.
In real life, the main problem is having to wait until August in order to see how this all plays out.
And I think the more that media morons like him do the same, it will only be to our eventual benefit. Kids hear that kind of talk—they usually deny paying attention to it, but in this media-saturated age, that's simply not believable—and your average young player is going to get a burr up his butt when outsider know-nothings like Valenti say they're nothing before they've even suited up for the first time. If Valenti also says that MSU's class is much better than Michigan's and that they're going to kick our ass, that would even be better.
Save your cell minutes for something more valuable, like ordering pizza.
days do not listen to valenti and foster... because if you do you're going to end up punching a wall, all he is doing is catering to the fans who get their info from 97.1 and the free press... and as said above he won't give someone who knows what is going on a chance to talk... he did the same thing with the basketball team the day before they played state and made fun of everyone because of their offer list... has he brought up the article from the news yet???
Valenti probably has his hand down his pants while saying this stuff, leave him alone, dont even listen.
that's my typical physical position when reading mgoblog.
I was listening on the drive home and he seriously contradicts himself at least three times an hour. When someone called/texted in about State picking up a 1-star kid today whose only other offer was from Western, he said, "This isn't about my program, this conversation is about Michigan!"
An awesome Michigan fan (perhaps an MGoBlogger?) called in and listed all of our recruits and Valenti couldn't come back with anything clever so he snapped back with something like, "Good, I hope you enjoy spending all of your time on the internet."
He also mentioned he doesn't follow recruiting because he doesn't like "stalking 18 year old boys". I think he's full of shit.
both sides of his mouth all of time that way he is always right... but you're right he always deflects attention away from state when its in the negative... last wednesday i was out driving and for surely thought that all i was going to hear about was the michigan/michigan state basketball game... but no he threw two other topics out there also: hati and the tebow commercial... and then said a couple of quick things about the basketball game... but it was obvious he didn't want any attention on michigan state basketball the day after they only won by one point over a team that had bashed for the last 2 days... i'll let you guess what people were calling into talk about...
You're absolutely right. On the way to the M hoops game last Tuesday, they replayed a Valenti-style soliloquy that he opened the show with. He called it "Closing The Gap Day", and said the only day Michigan fans give a damn about basketball is when we play State. After it was all over, he argued, and we got our asses handed to us, it would be ho hum until football season when State beats us in football again.
I didn't catch Wednesday's show, but it's really funny and entirely unsurprising that he totally deflected from their one point victory. Interestingly, the only time I ever talked to Valenti in person was last St. Patrick's day at this bar. I asked him why he hates us so much and he said, "I don't hate you guys. Your coach is the real deal, just be patient."
Not sure if he meant that or not, but there you are.