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

By John Morgan on December 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm
Nov 30, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin walks on the field during an injury time out during the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium.
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Penn State finished the regular season 10-2 after a 27-6 win over Rutgers. Penn State was sluggish early and took a narrow 7-3 lead into the half. Journey Brown rushed for three touchdowns and the Nittany Lions were able to pull away. With a potential Rose Bowl or New Year's Six Bowl on the line, fans were frustrated with the slow start and took to Twitter to voice their concerns.

Only one more game left to show this nonsense.

Sue was featured last week after the Ohio State loss and her positive attitude is one that James Franklin has to appreciate.

Some more positive attitudes! Thanksgiving may have changed the negativity I usually see on Twitter.

Michigan had a rough afternoon vs. the Buckeyes.

Well, not everyone has that holiday cheer quite yet.

Tom likes to converse with the head coach on Twitter while he's actually coaching.

It wasn't a pretty half, but Mike and Darryn apparently missed some games between 2000 and 2004.

Honorary captain and former running back Bill Belton with a shoutout to James Franklin. Belton came back to Penn State to finish his degree back in May and his touchdown against Michigan in 2013 won't be forgotten anytime.

Speaking of former players! Former Nittany Lions Sam Gash and Shelly Hammonds finding their way into James Franklin's mentions.

Wow, former Penn State punter Jeremy Boone with a nice note to the head coach.

A 10-win season is impressive in what was thought to be a rebuilding year.

A nice moment for Franklin and his senior special teams captain who booted a 72-yard punt in his final game in Beaver Stadium.

Now Penn State fans will have to wait and see what bowl awaits. The Rose Bowl is certainly in play, but Tuesday night's rankings will give better insight.

The Nittany Lions finished the season undefeated at home and second in the Big Ten East. It's been another wild ride reading these mentions this season, so thank you for joining me. We'll be back as the bowl game approaches to take another look into the mentions that may not always have reason, but usually have passion.