The bar is being lowered on the low point for Penn State football. It's really bad, but it's consistent with 2020 and the nightmare carries on. The Nittany Lions are lifeless and their record reflects that, but we will carry on. James Franklin is having the worst year of his career and his decision to punt late in the 4th quarter was a depressing metaphor for where Penn State is.
As for Twitter, well, it's bad after a close win and it's even worse now. James Franklin might never want to check his mentions so allow me to head into never neverland.
Ketchup Toast and Diet Green Tea for breakfast-Beat the Hawkeyes and get the win today edition #WEARE #PENNSTATE #NITTANYNATION #BEATTHEHAWKEYES@coachjfranklin @seancliff14 @Shizzeee_ @pat_fry5 @H55ZY @_thegroovyone pic.twitter.com/KnXuLjSUxu— Mark Lohr (@mark_a_mania) November 21, 2020
Even through all this, Mark continues to eat gross things.
@coachjfranklin Good luck today coach. Iowa has ruined many a season for us. Now they can save one.— Matt Bottegal (@Bottegal9) November 21, 2020
When it rains, it pours.
Penn state will be playing catch up to OSU for decades. Time to get rid of the moron @coachjfranklin— Jason Anderson (@janderson3434) November 21, 2020
Not even at kickoff yet.
This offense is embarrassing. They CLEARLY dont trust Will Levis. Play Bowens. Play Roberson. Youre a JOKE @coachjfranklin— Owner of @TMorzilla/Sad Penn State fan (@CTWeigs) November 21, 2020
And we're off!
@coachjfranklin are still coaching?— Andy's Slut (@steve_holencik) November 21, 2020
A lot going on here including his Twitter user name and a typo.
Looks like @coachjfranklin didnt hold practice again this week.— #2 (@washeduptiger02) November 21, 2020
The early touchdown was yet another false positive.
You are a terrible coach. Please get out of State College immediately. Go visit your family in Florida. @coachjfranklin— Zak Muffitt (@Muff3515) November 21, 2020
Not going well.
@coachjfranklin Dude are you aware that you can run the ball under center?????— Jake (@jkelk717) November 21, 2020
I would love to see @psufootball line up under center on these 4th and short plays and run a QB sneak! I don't understand lining up in the gun to give yourself 5 extra yards to gain. Please explain this to me @coachjfranklin and @KirkCiarrocca— Seth Watson (@swat1207) November 21, 2020
A semblance of normalcy.
@coachjfranklin thanks for hiring a high school offensive coordinator. They all see what is coming every play.— Jason Ruch (@jruch183) November 21, 2020
Minnesota beat Penn State last season.
Three games remain.
@coachjfranklin bro why are you so checked out??— Chelk (@chelk_me_out) November 21, 2020
It's really bad.
@coachjfranklin do you even care? You are emotionless on the field. If you dont care please resign— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) November 21, 2020
Tom has been consistently mad.
How are we feeling, @PennStateFball fans? Are you happy with your team and coach @coachjfranklins love? Ive never seen worse line play on both sides of the ball. No COVID excuses. Everyone playing under the same circumstances. No heart. No energy. No game plan. @PSUEmbarrassed.— Scott D. Bluebond (@SBluebond) November 21, 2020
Feeling bad to be honest.
Punting down 13 with 3:30 left. The @coachjfranklin way!!!!!— Owner of @TMorzilla/Sad Penn State fan (@CTWeigs) November 21, 2020
Okay, we know how this ends and it's not good. Penn State is 0-5 and misery loves company so they face Michigan next weekend. James Franklin has many questions to answer, but I don't think he'll address them on Twitter. Happy Thanksgiving!