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Auburn Fans Don’t Understand James Franklin’s ‘1-0’ Tweets

If you’re a Penn State football fan, chances are you’ve got a pretty tight grasp on how James Franklin tweets.

From quote-tweeting with “#WeAre” to announcing a recruiting pickup with a “#WeAre…better,” Franklin’s social media presence is nothing if not consistent. Perhaps his most infamous tweet, at least this season, revolves around going “1-0 this week.”

Longtime fans might remember how Franklin used to repeatedly tweet out an upcoming opponent’s name to reiterate the Nittany Lions’ focus on what’s ahead. But, as The Athletic‘s Audrey Snyder reported last week, he changed things up this fall because opposing fans didn’t necessarily get it.

That phrase isn’t anything new at Penn State, though. In fact, a large “1-0” hangs above Beaver Stadium’s tunnel to serve as a concrete reminder.

But despite Franklin’s best intentions, it seems Auburn fans somehow believe his mantra mocks their program because there’s absolutely no way another head coach could possibly think of encouraging their team to focus on winning one week at a time.

In fact, Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin talked at length about his own 1-0 mantra this week.

“I think part of that message is just 1-0,” Harsin said. “For us, what that means is we have a day in front of us, and we want to win that day and stay focused on the things we have to do to accomplish those tasks and the way we are successful. And that’s not just one guy; that’s everybody — coaches, players — so we’ve been very clear on that, with that message. Right now, it is focused on Auburn.”

Either way, Auburn fans got pissed at Franklin for apparently jacking Harsin’s style, and the Penn State coach’s mentions were pretty darn funny. Here are some of their best whines, complaints, and (attempted) jabs.

Auburn fans are pretty damn cocky, too.

Remember, kids: Penn State purposefully doesn’t wear white during White Outs.

No. 10 Penn State faces No. 22 Auburn at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, at Beaver Stadium. Fans at home can catch the game on ABC and stream ESPN’s College GameDay live from Happy Valley at 9 a.m.

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Matt DiSanto

Matt is a junior majoring in journalism and Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football aficionado, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza. He loves Seinfeld, is really into video games, and would wipe the floor with you in Halo. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ for bad sports takes or email him at [email protected]


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