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Jason Whitlock Critical of Gardner, calls Green 'soft,'
Thursday, April 03, 2014 4:53 PM
"I'm not a big Shane Morris guy, Devin Gardner struggles during adversity," Whitlock said. "Devin Gardner handles adversity worse than others, in my opinion.
"I don't want to beat the kid up, but that play against Michigan State when he's one yard away from a first down and he fell down," Whitlock recalled. "When you're a competitor and the leader of the team, that doesn't happen.
"I don't want to denigrate the kid ... but I've seen others (handle adversity) differently, better."
"The mistakes they've made, and again (this isn't) the Brady Hoke I know and knew," Whitlock began. "Derrick Green, the running back, soft as butter. Someone should've seen that.
"If you're not caught up in stars -- four-star, five-star, Rivals, he's rated, this and that -- someone should have seen 'man, this kid, he's not going to be the right mix for us, personality-wise, he shows up out of shape.' I saw this kid dive at a linebacker's feet at 245 pounds. Are you kidding me? And I don't care if he is an 18- or 19-year-old freshman."
Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.