James Franklin Ghosts Penn State Football Freshmen On First Day Of School
If Penn State football’s freshmen attend class and don’t tweet about it, did they actually attend class? What’s more, if James Franklin doesn’t tweet back to the ones who do tweet about it, do they still get attendance points?
The class of 2019’s early enrollees broke with tradition and stayed relatively quiet on their first day at Penn State. Only four of the 11 early enrollees tweeted that they were sitting in the front rows of their first college classes Monday. Comparatively, 11 incoming players did it on the first day of summer session last year.
Unfortunately for Brandon Smith, Adisa Isaac, Keaton Ellis, and Michael Johnson Jr., their attendance and punctuality seem to have gone unnoticed: Franklin didn’t copy and paste his customary message of praise.
Over the summer, he congratulated each new player for the valiant feat of attending class with the same carbon-copied and platitude-infused tweet: “Now do it for 4 years, one day at a time! Proud of you”.
Maybe Franklin made a New Year’s resolution to cut down on screen time in 2019, is shying away from the Twitter machine after being trolled by nonsensical Kentucky fans, or is letting himself go now that Trace McSorley is gone. Either way, it’s nice to see at least four early enrollees are keeping up the #ChampionshipLifestyle.
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The close game certainly made things exciting, which is more than you can say about the first two games, but nothing seemed “fun” about watching each team try to let the other win.
Football has its flaws, but it also has the innate ability to bring people together for 12 Saturdays a year.
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