Don't @ Me: A Look at James Franklin's Twitter Mentions vs. Kentucky

By John Morgan on January 3, 2019 at 8:45 am
Jan 1, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin yells from the sidelines during the second half in the 2019 Citrus Bowl against the Kentucky Wildcats at Camping World Stadium.

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Much like all season, Penn State football made small mistakes throughout the Citrus Bowl that ended up costing them in the end as they fell to Kentucky 27-24. From poor special teams, to dropped passes to a questionable coaching decision late, you can imagine what James Franklin's Twitter mentions looked exactly like they have all season. Away we go for the last time this season to sift through the rubble.

This maybe wasn't the bowl game that fans had hoped for, but a win is a win and the fans were excited.

Well, the initial first series fake punt didn't work out, but maybe this would mean that the coaching staff would remain aggressive all day.

Not that he needed a reminder, but the Penn State special teams have been a cause for concern all season and they were especially bad in the bowl game.

The aggression shown on the first drive didn't carry over as Penn State was in a field position battle with the Wildcats in the first half.

The third quarter start was a disaster for the Nittany Lions. 

It's been a frustrating year, but the future is still bright for next season.

I need a few months off from looking at these and I haven't even gotten to the late field goal. 

There were many renditions of this tweet out there, but I am just picking one. This has become a very popular view on Twitter.

People looking for Franklin to get fired are in for a disappointment.

I would have preferred that Franklin had gone for the lead late in the game, but many more people than these two tweets HATED that call.

Well, those best sum up the 2018 "Don't @ Me" trip I have been on since the beginning of the season. I'll go recharge the batteries and be back next season to do it again. Happy New Year, and thanks again for reading

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