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.
You wont see snow in Cali coach. How great is it when theres snow on the ground for the holidays?? That and over 100k of your closest friends against even a Nova. #dontleavePSU!!!— fallisintheair (@Fallisthebest75) October 23, 2021
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.
@coachjfranklin Coach get the hell out of the shot gun and get Clifford under center. The backs are too deep and can't get a running start that way. Get those men running while handing off to them!!!!!!!— Lloyd Morgan (@Sp2SocialPolicy) October 23, 2021
@coachjfranklin if u could figure out how to run the ball like Illinois. Maybe I form a full back ? Anything other than what u run would be fantastic— 8-8 (@Bababoo13889466) October 23, 2021
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.
@coachjfranklin Yurcich is laying an Egg today. You get the ball at 20 off of a turnover and Run. Throw the damn ball. Then you dont even get a FG— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) October 23, 2021
Zero points after a turnover was one of many ominous signs.
@coachjfranklin please leave— FX (@fx1468) October 23, 2021
Here they come.
It appears as though cliff has a rib injury thanks for letting us know @coachjfranklin you da man.— shane (@ShaneAlterio) October 23, 2021
We may never know, which is really kind of silly.
@coachjfranklin this performance is despicable - go to USC. The inconsistency in your squads are beyond compare.— Matt Kern (@healthcarekern) October 23, 2021
.@coachjfranklin you are so stupid. Just flat out silly— Scotch (@_scotch__) October 23, 2021
14 days to prepare for 2-5 Illinois at home and this is the product???? @coachjfranklin— Colin (@notaclou) October 23, 2021
It is a really an issue that Penn State loses tough games and follows it up with another loss.
@coachjfranklin fam, please do not tweet 1-0 next week. Im begging you. Just dont do it.— Chris Cusick (@callmebuttta) October 23, 2021
1-0 doesn't feel very good after losing the last two.
Everybodys top choice for the LSU or USC job @coachjfranklin just found a way to lose at home to Illinois as a 20+ point favorite. Dont kid yourself none of these guys can coach!!!— Pat Keller (@PKelz) October 23, 2021
Off a bye week this is what they put out there @coachjfranklin that's embarrassing— Peaches (@jamesonthereg) October 23, 2021
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.