Oh and FOUR, and it's hard to find many positives on the 2020 season for Penn State. For the third straight week, the Nittany Lions fell behind early and continued to shoot themselves in the foot throughout the first half. As you might expect, patience is wearing thin for fans on Twitter and they had plenty to say to head coach James Franklin after another frustrating loss.
Away we go as fans react to the new low point of the James Franklin era.
Ketchup Toast and Diet Green Tea for breakfast-Beat Nebraska and get the win for Journey today edition#WEARE #PENNSTATE #NITTANYNATION #BEATNEBRASKA #4JOURNEY@coachjfranklin @JourneyBrown6 @seancliff14 @Shizzeee_ @_thegroovyone @H55ZY pic.twitter.com/Qn7zHFkABU— Mark Lohr (@mark_a_mania) November 14, 2020
We haven't featured Mark yet this season, but he continues to eat his weird breakfast.
Have the team prepared at kickoff. Don't come out flat like the last 3 weeks. If clifford isn't performing the first couple drives make a well needed change— Freehold Pain Relief (@Freeholdchiro) November 14, 2020
I am afraid I have some bad news.
This season is busted anyway why not give Levis or Robinson some run at QB? @coachjfranklin— AJP (@Ajp1106) November 14, 2020
One of these wishes was granted.
@PennStateFball and there is that defense who cant contain a freshman QB or really tackle anyone. @coachjfranklin have we given up on the year? I mean let me know I will do something different on Saturdays— Brad Fry (@BradFry8) November 14, 2020
Nebraska marched right down the field to take a 7-0 lead.
Put in Levis @coachjfranklin— Bennet Peloquin (@BennetPeloquin) November 14, 2020
@coachjfranklin ummmm you have to sit Clifford. Like a long time ago— Chris Shabbott (@cshabbott) November 14, 2020
After a first quarter interception by Sean Clifford, fans were asking for a much needed change.
@coachjfranklin wow, what a shock team not prepared to start a game again— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) November 14, 2020
Tom's frustration continues to grow each passing week.
@coachjfranklin Ill pay you 100 dollars to pull Sean Clifford— Sam Ellis (@sam_ellis15) November 14, 2020
Time to pay up Sam.
Well Sean, how does a very frustrating red zone offense sound to you?
Fire @coachjfranklin— Dad (@bert_and_BERNIE) November 14, 2020
@coachjfranklin just opt out and go see your family in Florida I think we need a break from this embarrassment youve put on the field— Hawaiian Lion (@LionAlii80) November 14, 2020
Two of many tweets with this sentiment.
This season has gone worse than the most pessimistic predictions.
@coachjfranklin I think its time to throw the RPO playbook in the garbage and get back to smash mouth football, 3 runs in the RZ with no success just wont cut it— Travis Hepp (@TravisHepp) November 14, 2020
Wow. @coachjfranklin wasting timeouts?? Good idea— Matthew Dugan (@TotUhow2Dugan7) November 14, 2020
@coachjfranklin WHAT KINDA GAME PLAN IS THIS INSIDE THE 10 YARD LINE!? CALL A TRICK PLAY OR SOMETHING!!!! GAME ON THE LINE AND WEVE RUN QB DRAW 3X NOW!!!! YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!— Zez (@jordanzezza_17) November 14, 2020
Penn State's red zone offense was a total mess on Saturday.
That's about as nice of a tweet left as the Nittany Lions are now 0-4 and face Iowa at home on Saturday. In a season where everything has seemingly gone wrong, James Franklin and his staff need to find some answers and quick. The Twitter mentions have always been a bit over the top, but this season, much of the criticism has been warranted.