Penn State fought back to take a 17-14 lead in the 4th quarter against Michigan, but the Wolverines quickly struck back and took a 21-17 lead. That score would stand as the Nittany Lions lost their fourth game of the season to fall to 6-4. As you can imagine, the fans are frustrated, but much of the ire in James Franklin's Twitter mentions revolve around the failed fake field goal attempt. Some fans have lost patience and it was quite apparent in this week's Don't @ Me.
@coachjfranklin pulls a fake punt. That's what a coach does to save his job— Charles Schaeffer (@davaf2000) November 13, 2021
Things started out promising after the Nittany Lions converted a 4th down on a pass from Jordan Stoudt to Curtis Jacobs. If Charles was mad now, just wait a few minutes.
@coachjfranklin piss poor game day coach.— Ron (@spartan_ron) November 13, 2021
New week, same terrible coaching from @coachjfranklin! That was the dumbest fake FG call Ive ever seen!— Jarrod Bowley (@jbowley31) November 13, 2021
@coachjfranklin calling a fake fg is the sign of a coach being told you are fired if you don't win the rest of the remaining games on your schedule— Charles Schaeffer (@davaf2000) November 13, 2021
Charles along with everyone else was baffled at the fake field goal that nearly resulted in a Michigan touchdown.
How fitting is it that @coachjfranklin called the defensive timeout and out of the timeout Michigan scores a TD. I swear 99% of the in game calls hes in on, fail. Lol.— coachjeffpsu22 (@jeffpsu22) November 13, 2021
To James Franklin's defense on the timeout, Penn State only had 10 guys on the field at that point.
@coachjfranklin has ruined Penn State football for me today.— Derrick Barkdoll (@derrickbarkdoll) November 13, 2021
End the season and go to USC @coachjfranklin— Jerek Deter (@sean_hanlon) November 13, 2021
Im wondering if @coachjfranklin has checked out looking at SC or LSU— Hawaiian Lion (@LionAlii80) November 13, 2021
Frustration only grew after a lackluster third quarter.
@coachjfranklin FGs are for losers 0-1,0-1,0-1— ArvoBoodz (@ArvoBoodz) November 13, 2021
Well, I found one fan who was possibly okay with the fake field goal.
Big Game @coachjfranklin failing again. If we only gave credit for being close!— Chad Hess (@cubbybearhess) November 13, 2021
. @coachjfranklin thanks you clown— Luke Goins (@_lukegoins) November 13, 2021
Its comical that @coachjfranklin is linked to every college job. Probably the worst coach in the country.— Sam Bowen (@Bowen_arrow55) November 13, 2021
.@coachjfranklin hey man, I love you. But like, why ? Fake field goal ? Fade route on 4th & 2 ? Why our fan base ? I want to be happy so bad.— jake frey (@the_jake_frey) November 13, 2021
I believe if you made it this far, you get the point already.
Wow, what kind of setup are we looking at here?
Ok @PennStateFball Win or Lose I still love and support you. Weve lost 4 games by 3,2,9 and now 4. Keep your heads up. Im with you all the way. @coachjfranklin @seancliff14 @H55ZY and the Entire Team. I Love You Guys. Keep the Faith. Rest , Regroup & Back to Work.— Sue (@SueFrancisMook) November 13, 2021
If nothing else, we can always count on Sue to send a positive tweet.
That is all for this week and Rutgers is next on the schedule. If Penn State loses that one, I may pay someone to write this for me next week.