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

By John Morgan on October 25, 2021 at 2:02 pm
Oct 23, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts to a call against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half at Beaver Stadium.
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If you have ever read this weekly installment, you know how this one is going to go. Penn State suffered an inexcusable loss to Illinois on Saturday and the fans were very frustrated. These are not the fun weeks to do this, but I am will wade into the darkness that is James Franklin's Twitter mentions.

The tune of this tweet will change very quickly.

The offense was unfortunately retro as well.

USC fans really seem to want James Franklin and some Penn State fans will share their wish by 4PM EST.

The request for a fullback never fails, but Penn State's running game is a total mess right now and if Sean Clifford isn't a threat to run, it's pretty easy to stop.

Illinois ran all over PSU, but I wouldn't go as far as saying they looked good.

Zero points after a turnover was one of many ominous signs.

Here they come.

We may never know, which is really kind of silly.


It is a really an issue that Penn State loses tough games and follows it up with another loss.

1-0 doesn't feel very good after losing the last two.

If you have read this far, you get the point. There is no way to sugarcoat any of it. On a lighter note, Penn State takes to the road this weekend of face top-five Ohio State.