Penn State is 2-0 after beating the Buffalo Bulls 45-13. Twitter is real-time so someone firing off a frustrated tweet in the spur of the moment is to be expected. After that first half, it's hard not to agree with some of it.
In the three years doing this, little surprises me, but the eyebrows raise on several occasions. Even in a 72-point win, the Twitter complaint department was lighting up, which proves you can't please everyone. Just to be sure, here are James Franklin's Twitter mentions against Buffalo.
Ketchup toast and diet green tea for breakfast-Beat Buffalo and get to 2-0 on the year edition...#WEARE #PENNSTATE #CORRALTHEBUFFALOS@coachjfranklin @SpenceChaos @CoachPry_LBU @seancliff14 @Kj_hamler @Shizzeee_ @_groovy55 pic.twitter.com/gbHopgmJ9V— Mark Lohr (@mark_a_mania) September 7, 2019
This is now officially "a thing" I guess.
@coachjfranklin please come back to Nashville— Joe Leming (@JoeLeming) September 7, 2019
Vanderbilt fans are frustrated after a 42-24 loss to Purdue on Saturday.
Could you play somebody halfway competitive soon.— GARDSUP (@gardsup22) September 7, 2019
Well, the schedule is already set so not sure he can help you here.
Michigan snuck by Army in double overtime and the fans want blood after Michigan blew out Penn State last season.
Another wasted timeout by @coachjfranklin. IDIOT— Collin Bitsko (@CollinBitsko) September 8, 2019
Slow start by the Lions and James Franklin's clock management skills is always the ire of the fans.
Could have been 4th and 5... schmuck. God youre terrible @coachjfranklin— Jake Holmes (@JakeHolmes570) September 8, 2019
Penn State accepted a holding penalty and Buffalo proceeded to convert a 3rd and 17 right after.
Starting to get tense.
Hey baldy, try running something other than a read option— Victor Kravitz (@VictorKravitz67) September 8, 2019
BALDY! Now it's getting out of control.
Get rid of Rahne and Limegrover, neither one have helped Penn State produce. This is ridiculous @coachjfranklin— A.Rife15 (@RiffRaf15) September 8, 2019
2 holding calls in the same play? that means that the lineman are getting beat which means @coachjfranklin lied to us when he said they worked on the O-line. it also means that they are undisciplined which is a direct correlation to crappy coaching.— Collin Bitsko (@CollinBitsko) September 8, 2019
Hoping @coachjfranklin takes a hard look at whomever is calling offensive plays at halftime...— Jordan Rice (@1jrice) September 8, 2019
@coachjfranklin Fire Ricky Rahne at half. He has no clue on play calling— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) September 8, 2019
@coachjfranklin Embarrassing half, this is all on coaching— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) September 8, 2019
Did not expect these tweets against Buffalo to be honest, but it was an odd first half.
@coachjfranklin stop promoting the Jonas Brothers and start doing your job. This is OUTRAGEOUS— Collin George (@CollinGeorge10) September 8, 2019
We're finally getting to the root of the problem.
Your team was not ready for this game if they lose you should be fired!— bubafet2010 (@bubafet20101) September 8, 2019
Do people really think @coachjfranklin is a good coach?— Jake Holmes (@JakeHolmes570) September 8, 2019
If you could not determine the time in the game, it's about halftime here.
@coachjfranklin These kids followed you... and you failed them. The fans followed you and you failed them too...— Pat Tohill (@gcs101010) September 8, 2019
Vanderbilt fans that followed Franklin deserve an apology.
@coachjfranklin needs to spend less time pretending he's a Jonas Brother and more time coaching.— Arianna (@_Arianna_D) September 8, 2019
Starting to feel like this could be a thing all year.
This was before Clifford had his long run that put Buffalo in a bad spot.
@coachjfranklin get your head in the game. SERIOUSLY? IT'S BUFFALO— sunnydays63 (@mem0823) September 8, 2019
Get your BALD HEAD in the game to be exact, BALDY!
@coachjfranklin did you guys rotate on defense in the first half? I didnt notice it. I did notice it in the 2nd and the energy has been great. Also can you get the starters out of there?— ZACHARY FLASHER (@unc4days) September 8, 2019
a fan who would like a CFP appearance in the near future
Nice touch with the signature on a tweet as if it were an email.
@coachjfranklin better job in 2nd half, now lets start the Pitt game that way next week— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) September 8, 2019
After some early frustrations, Tom is satisfied and has a request.
@coachjfranklin with 5 minutes left Play your backup QB— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) September 8, 2019
@coachjfranklin take it back that was beautiful— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) September 8, 2019
I take it back. Tom is all over the map.
Actually, I believe it was ketchup toast.
After a nervewracking first half, the fans ended up happy.
Well, that was an odd game, but a young team took on a challenge and responded in a big way. As Matt pointed out, it was an unexpected test, but the Nittany Lions passed and now comes Akron...errr, Pitt. In the 100th meeting, #HangAHundredOnPitt.