Don't @ Me: A Journey into James Franklin's Twitter Mentions (Rutgers)

By John Morgan on November 13, 2017 at 8:18 am
Nov 11, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin shakes the hands of fans following the competition of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Rutgers 35-6.

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Penn State was coming off two straight tough losses on the road and welcomed Rutgers into Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions started very slow, and trailing the Scarlet Knights 6-0 before rattling off 35 straight points. The fans were a little antsy, so let's see what they had to say to James Franklin on Twitter throughout the game.

We are off and running.

Saquon Barkley is great, but not sure the line is quite up for 30 carries for him.

Somewhat drastic, but fair enough.

Mark is clearly frustrated.

Actually, it seemed to open up the offense a good bit because Rutgers was so focused on stopping him.

Dave makes the article for the third straight week. Fans will not tolerate a loss to Rutgers.

Fire Franklin tweets are back!

It was a dreadful first quarter for sure, and the line play has been frustrating, but this isn't a quick fix.

This is in reference to James Franklin's comments at the half when he said, "It is what it is". The fix for it all may be a little more complex than what's being suggested.

There are issues with the line and that's a fact, but the listed coaches all suffered ugly losses within the last week.

I am not sure what this is in regard to, but it's usually one I see each week.

Penn State won 35-6 and improved it's record to 8-2 on the season.

Some ire towards Penn State offensive line coach Matt Limegrover.

Pat must not be on Twitter, but was able to get his message to coach.

Still have a chance at back-to-back 10 win seasons, and that 2016 Big Ten Championship though. 

I wrote about expectations last week and this tweet captures it perfectly. 


Those negative tweets that were gone for so long are back with a vengeance. Penn State takes on Nebraska on Saturday at 4 PM and next week, and I'll go back in and take the temperature of the tweets.  

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