Penn State defeated Northwestern on Saturday 31-7 to push their record to 6-0 on the season. The Nittany Lions looked a bit sluggish to start the game and only led 10-0 at the half. The offense started to click in the second half, and PSU pulled away from the Widcats. With the bye week and the meat of the schedule approaching, there are things that Penn State must improve on. As always, James Franklin's twitter mentions never fail to offer some free advice.
Bite me. This is the real you. pic.twitter.com/7FBjquO3FY
— Doug (@dougclose) October 6, 2017
Doug is not over a quote from a Coaches Caravan stop a few years back.
@coachjfranklin can you let the team know I said "Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern
— Mike Valori (@mike_valori) October 6, 2017
I would bet this was part of the pregame speech.
@coachjfranklin Nice suit today.
— Fred Brock (@cfbnet) October 7, 2017
I can confirm that the suit coach Franklin wore in pregame was very sharp.
— Paul Bliton (@PBlite29) October 7, 2017
— Austin (@cusktime) October 7, 2017
Fans are frustrated with the slow start and we're inching towards a fullback twee. I can feel it.
@coachjfranklin We are six weeks into the season. Everyone has figured out the delay doesn't work except you.
— Seth Harris (@harris4143) October 7, 2017
It's a run-pass option, not a delay so maybe he's not the only on that hasn't figured it out.
— David Laky (@DavidLaky) October 7, 2017
Saquon Barkley was bottled up early and even more suggestions were coming in.
@coachjfranklin makes no sense that you don't incorporate single back and I-form into your offense. USE YOUR BEST PLAYER!!
— Dan Knight (@AlllDaynNight) October 7, 2017
An inferred fullback request, but I figured we would have a tweet that plainly requested it by this point in the game.
@coachjfranklin can we please stop running every single play out of the shotgun? Once we play the big dogs they are going to be all over it
— tony fleming (@monton826) October 7, 2017
There are still many people who have not heard Joe Moorhead explain his offensive philosophy.
@coachjfranklin Why do you run the quarterback so often ? Do you really want him to get hurt .I don't understand this decision.
— Wes (@JohnWMoore111) October 7, 2017
Wes is going to be really mad when he finds out that they throw passes to the backup quarterback.
— MacGregor Mann (@Macmann215) October 7, 2017
There it is. MacGregor tweeted last week at coach, but added the Sports Illustrated cover as a bonus.
Wow. It's time to find a FG kicker this is unacceptable @coachjfranklin
— greg (@gregzyhowski) October 7, 2017
Davis has had a rough start, but this is hopefully correctable since he was super consistent last season.
— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) October 7, 2017
Donald Driver once again showing his old coach love.
@coachjfranklin enough with the shotgun read option run. Barkley is being misused. Imagine how well that will work against OSU, MI, or WI.
— knife (@LennyDopkin) October 8, 2017
At 6-0, there are certainly questions, but this seems like a bit of a stretch.
Get that O line ready for Michigan
— ValHovik (@ValHovik) October 8, 2017
Val, we all can agree on this.
— Spooky Jimmy (@_SlippinJimmy) October 7, 2017
On to the bye week, then a big one vs. Michigan.