'Put yourself in the shoes of a parent': Penn State coach James Franklin appalled Iowa fans booed injured players

Penn State head coach James Franklin met with the media Wednesday following practice, with plenty of question marks surrounding the status of some key players.

Franklin did not provide an exact update on the status of quarterback Sean Clifford, who left last Saturday’s game in the second quarter and did not return.

He did mention however that defensive tackle PJ Mustipher is out for the year after sustaining an injury early in last Saturday’s contest against Iowa.

Franklin explained that he won’t get into injury specifics with the exception of when a player is done for the year. So while Mustipher is done for the season, it’s assumed that Clifford’s injury is not season-ending.

'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
© Bryon Houlgrave, The Register Penn State head football coach James Franklin looks up at the big screen after a play in the third quarter against Iowa.

“[Clifford’s] doing everything he possibly can to get back as soon as he can,” Franklin said. “What he’s dealing with is not uncommon at the quarterback position.”

Quarterbacks Ta’Quan Roberson and Christian Veilleux have been splitting reps in practice this week, according to Franklin. He said it will be a “competitive” situation.

Franklin also addressed the idea that Penn State players faked injuries to slow down momentum. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz addressed the uncertainty this week, saying that there were some legitimate injuries, but that for others, “Our fans aren’t stupid” and that they “smelled a rat”.

“How does this strategy make sense against a huddle team?” Franklin said. “People use this strategy to slow people down, with spread offenses and tempo. [Iowa] huddles. So that strategy doesn’t make sense in this situation.” 

— Onward State (@OnwardState) October 13, 2021

— Onward State (@OnwardState) October 13, 2021

Franklin added that there were many players who did not return to the game, and that the players that went down were some of the best players on that side of the ball.  

“Put yourself in the shoes of a parent,” Franklin said. “Your son is down on the field for an injury and the stadium is booing them… Is that good for college football?”

Penn State is off this week, and will return to action on Oct. 23 at home against Illinois, kicking off at noon ET. 

'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
1/43 SLIDES © Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma players celebrate and take a photo after rallying from 21-points down to stun Texas 54-48 in the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
2/43 SLIDES © Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks (26) runs for the game-winning touchdown with one second remaining as the Sooners rallied to stun Texas at the Cotton Bowl.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
3/43 SLIDES © Jeffrey Becker, USA TODAY Sports Hawkeyes fans storm the field after Iowa rallied to beat Penn State at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
4/43 SLIDES © Joseph Cress, USA TODAY Network Iowa wide receiver Charlie Jones, right, scores a touchdown as Penn State safety Ji’Ayir Brown defends at Kinnick Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
Slideshow continues on the next slide
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
5/43 SLIDES © John Reed, USA TODAY Sports Georgia running back Kendall Milton (2) gets some air over Auburn defenders during the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
6/43 SLIDES © Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss wide receiver Dontario Drummond (11) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Braylon Sanders (13) during the game against Arkansas at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
7/43 SLIDES © Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson scores a touchdown during the SEC game against Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
8/43 SLIDES © Joseph Cress, USA TODAY Network Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford (14) jumps over a tackle from Iowa defensive back Dane Belton (4) in the first half. Clifford exited the game in the second quarter with an injury.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
9/43 SLIDES © Rich Barnes, USA TODAY Sports Wake Forest running back Christian Beal-Smith (1) leaps over Syracuse defensive back Darian Chestnut (20) as defensive lineman Cody Roscoe (18) defends during the first half at the Carrier Dome.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
Slideshow continues on the next slide
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
10/43 SLIDES © Rob Gray, USA TODAY Sports Boise State players react to recovering a BYU turnover in the third quarter during their victory over Brigham Young. at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
11/43 SLIDES © John Reed, USA TODAY Sports Auburn tight end Luke Deal (86) rolls over Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Christopher Smith (29) while making a catch during the first quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
12/43 SLIDES © Tommy Gilligan, USA TODAY Sports Southern Methodist wide receiver Jordan Kerley (1) celebrates with teammates after scoring a fourth-quarter touchdown against Navy at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
13/43 SLIDES © Jamie Rhodes, USA TODAY Sports Virginia Cavaliers tight end Jelani Woods (0) pulls in a touchdown pass under ahead of Louisville defensive back Kei’Trel Clark during the second half at Cardinal Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
14/43 SLIDES © William Howard, USA TODAY Sports Georgia Tech wide receiver Kyric McGowan celebrates after a touchdown reception against Duke during the third quarter at Wallace Wade Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
Slideshow continues on the next slide
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
15/43 SLIDES © Ron Johnson, USA TODAY Sports Wisconsin fullback John Chenal (44) is tackled by Illinois linebacker Tarique Barnes (44) in the first half at Memorial Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
16/43 SLIDES © Vincent Carchietta, USA TODAY Sports Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III (9) runs through a hole for a 94-yard touchdown during the third quarter against Rutgers at SHI Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
17/43 SLIDES © Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports Missouri running back Dawson Downing (28) scores a touchdown as North Texas defensive back Upton Stout (7) attempts the tackle during the second half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
18/43 SLIDES © James Snook, USA TODAY Sports Washington State defensive back Derrick Langford (5) is called for pass interference against Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Tre’Shaun Harrison (0) in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
19/43 SLIDES © Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports Texas’ Xavier Worthy celebrates with fellow wide receiver Jordan Whittington after scoring a touchdown against Oklahoma.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
20/43 SLIDES © Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Florida running back Dameon Pierce (27) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
21/43 SLIDES © Rob Gray, USA TODAY Sports Boise State wide receiver Octavius Evans (1) is tackled by Brigham Young linebacker Chaz Ah You (3) after hauling in a catch at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
22/43 SLIDES © James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports Florida State defensive back Jarrian Jones (7) makes a interception against North Carolina wide receiver Khafre Brown (1) during the first half at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
23/43 SLIDES © Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports Baylor quarterback Gerry Bohanon (11) dives for the end zone pylon against West Virginia at McLane Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
24/43 SLIDES © Joseph Maiorana, USA TODAY Sports Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson celebrates his touchdown against Maryland.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
25/43 SLIDES © Ben Queen, USA TODAY Sports Old Dominion place kicker Nick Rice (98) kicks a field goal during the second quarter against Marshall at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
26/43 SLIDES © Calvin Mattheis, News Sentinel Tennessee wide receiver JaVonta Payton celebrates a touchdown with offensive lineman Jerome Carvin.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
27/43 SLIDES © William Howard, USA TODAY Sports Duke safety Lummie Young IV (23) sacks Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims during the third quarter at Wallace Wade Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
28/43 SLIDES © Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton scores a touchdown as West Virginia cornerback Nicktroy Fortune defends.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
29/43 SLIDES © John Reed, USA TODAY Sports Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett warms up before the game against Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
30/43 SLIDES © Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP Florida wide receiver Trent Whittemore makes a 9-yard touchdown catch in front of Vanderbilt safety Brendon Harris.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
31/43 SLIDES © Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams (13) runs past the Texas defense during the second quarter at the Cotton Bowl.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
32/43 SLIDES © Joseph Maiorana, USA TODAY Sports Maryland running back Challen Faamatau (29) uses the stiff arm to slip past Ohio State safety Ronnie Hickman during the second quarter at Ohio Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
33/43 SLIDES © Rich Schultz, Getty Images Rutgers’ Victor Konopka has the ball knocked out of his hands by Michigan State’s Angelo Grose.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
34/43 SLIDES © Brianna Paciorka, Knoxville News Sentinel South Carolina’s live gamecock mascot Big Sur sits on miniature uprights before the game against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
35/43 SLIDES © Rogelio V. Solis, AP Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral runs for a first down while being pursued by Arkansas defensive back Joe Foucha.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
36/43 SLIDES © Katie Stratman, USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford celebrates a first-half touchdown against Temple.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
37/43 SLIDES © Katie Stratman, USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati receiver Tre Tucker (7) eludes Temple defenders George Reid (39) and Muheem McCargo (42) after a second-half catch.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
38/43 SLIDES © Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports Arizona State running back Rachaad White (3) hurdles his way past Stanford safety Alaka’i Gilman (33) on a first-half carry.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
39/43 SLIDES © Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) drops back to pass during the first half against Stanford.
'put yourself in the shoes of a parent': penn state coach james franklin appalled iowa fans booed injured players
40/43 SLIDES © Petre Thomas, USA TODAY Sports Coastal Carolina tight end Isaiah Likely (4) outruns the Arkansas State defense on a second-half touchdown.

This article originally appeared on Chambersburg Public Opinion: ‘Put yourself in the shoes of a parent’: Penn State coach James Franklin appalled Iowa fans booed injured players

News Related

OTHER NEWS

NFL odds, Vegas lines, picks, spreads, bets, predictions for Week 7, 2021: Model loving Patriots, Lions

© Provided by CBS Sports San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) during Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium. The Week 7 NFL ... Read more »

Look: Baker Mayfield Reacts To Wild Caleb Williams Play

© Provided by The Spun Baker Mayfield celebrates Browns win. Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams just pulled off one of the most incredible heads-up plays in recent college football memory. With ... Read more »

Watch: Eli Manning reacts to number being retired by Ole Miss

© Provided by Fansided The Ole Miss football program celebrated the retirement of Eli Manning’s No. 10 jersey. There are now three numbers retired by the Ole Miss football program: No. 18 for ... Read more »

Fans Roast James Franklin After Penn State’s Horrible Loss

© Provided by The Spun Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans. For years Penn State fans have heard the James Franklin to ... Read more »

College football media reacts to shocking D.J. Uiagalelei news

© Provided by Fansided With Clemson football’s woes continuing to add up, the Tigers finally benched struggling quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei against Pitt. D.J. Uiagalelei’s first season as a starter for ... Read more »

Look: College Football Fans Hate The New Overtime Rule

© Provided by The Spun Long shot view from fan’s perspective of Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. The NCAA made shortening overtime one of its missions heading into the 2021 college ... Read more »

Oklahoma message boards calling for Lincoln Riley's head after close call vs. Kansas

© Provided by Fansided Oklahoma football fans are calling for Lincoln Riley’s job on message boards after a close call in Lawrence vs. the lowly Kansas Jayhawks. There are plenty of ... Read more »

Look: Clemson Just Benched QB D.J. Uiagalelei

© Provided by The Spun D.J. Uiagalelei of Clemson drops back to pass. Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei entered this season with high expectations, in large part because he played well ... Read more »

College Football World Reacts To Penn State-Illinois Game

© Provided by The Spun Illinois at Penn State overtime game. Unranked Illinois just upset No. 7 Penn State 20-18 with a thrilling nine-overtime contest in Beaver Stadium. Under the ... Read more »

Bears Lose Star Player Before Game vs. Buccaneers

© Provided by The Spun A Chicago Bears helmet sitting on the field. The Bears has suffered a significant loss to their defensive line just 24 hours ahead of Sunday’s ... Read more »

NFL Decides On Fine For T.J. Watt After Punching Seahawks RB

© Provided by The Spun Pittsburgh Steelers’ T.J. Watt punches at Alex Collins of the Seahawks. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks played a hard-fought game on Sunday Night Football last week. ... Read more »

Halftime stats from LSU vs Ole Miss

© Provided by LSU Tigers Wire Well, the Tigers have managed to hold on. It seems like LSU has taken a turn for the better now that Orgeron has been ... Read more »

Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy to return in Week 8

© Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Jerry Jeudy led the Broncos in receiving last season, totaling 856 yards as a rookie. A reeling Broncos team will have some much-needed receiver help ... Read more »

Cowboys: CeeDee Lamb fined for joke of a taunting penalty (Video)

© Provided by Fansided The NFL levied a pair of fines against the Dallas Cowboys in their overtime win over New England — most notably to wideout CeeDee Lamb. The ... Read more »

College football media lost their minds watching Penn State-Illinois go to 9 overtimes

© Provided by Fansided The Penn State Nittany Lions lost to the Illinois Fighting Illini in one of the weirdest ways possible. No game should ever go into nine overtimes ... Read more »

Atlanta vs Miami Prediction, Game Preview

© Provided by College Football News Atlanta vs Miami prediction, game preview, how to watch: Sunday, October 24 Atlanta vs Miami How To Watch Date: Sunday, October 24 Game Time: ... Read more »

Raiders TE Darren Waller Late Addition To Injury Report

© Provided by The Spun Darren Waller of the Raiders runs with the football. With kickoff less than 24 hours away, the Las Vegas Raiders have downgraded tight end Darren ... Read more »

Rules expert says referees screwed Kansas on Oklahoma handoff play, but Big 12 says play was legal

© Provided by Fansided NBC rules expert Terry McAuley said the referees messed up on the controversial fourth-down play that helped Oklahoma squeak by Kansas. Oklahoma has been playing with ... Read more »

3 people most to blame for Penn State losing to Illinois in 9OT

© Provided by Fansided Fingers can be pointed all around, but Penn State now has two losses on the year after falling in nine overtimes to Illinois at home on ... Read more »

James Franklin failing the test to be LSU and USC's top coaching candidate

© Provided by Fansided According to reports, James Franklin is being targeted by LSU and USC for their head coach vacancies, but the Penn State coach underwhelmed vs. Illinois. There ... Read more »

Patriots place CB Jonathan Jones on injured reserve

© Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones will miss at least three games. New England will be without its slot cornerback for at least ... Read more »

Broncos, Vikings Reportedly Agree To Trade

© Provided by The Spun A general view of the Denver Broncos stadium. Just two days after losing Von Miller, the Denver Broncos acquired a veteran pass rusher from the ... Read more »

Listen: Russian TV calling the end of the Penn State-Illinois 9OT game is exhilarating

© Provided by Fansided The Russian broadcast for the end of the nine overtime game between Penn State and Illinois game is fantastic. You need to check this out. The ... Read more »

Veteran NFL WR Reportedly Announces Retirement

© Provided by The Spun A general view of the Superdome during a Saints game. After spending a decade in the NFL, wide receiver Chris Hogan has decided to retire. ... Read more »

Look: Arch Manning Visiting Another SEC Program Today

© Provided by The Spun Arch Manning visiting the University of Georgia. Five-star quarterback Arch Manning is getting the five-star celebrity treatment in Oxford, Miss. this afternoon. Manning, the No. ... Read more »

Raiders downgrade TE Darren Waller, DT Quinton Jefferson to Questionable vs Eagles

© 8 8 As of Friday, the Raiders injury report was looking pretty good. Only reserve tight end Nick Bowers was on it. He is OUT for the game. All ... Read more »

Projected college football rankings after Oklahoma survives, Michigan rolls, Penn State upset in 9OT

© Provided by Fansided Expect for the top 10 teams in college football to look a bit different after Week 8’s results from the Oklahoma, Michigan and Penn State games. ... Read more »

College football world reacts to Wake Forest-Army score

© Provided by The Comeback Who knew that Saturday’s wildest game would end up being the one involving the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Army Black Knights? We hope you ... Read more »

Skip Bayless had all-caps reaction to Caleb Williams going Superman vs. Kansas

© Provided by Fansided Caleb Williams got off to a slow start vs. Kansas but the Oklahoma football quarterback got an all-caps Tweet from Skip Bayless for his late-game heroics. ... Read more »

Sports Media World Reacts To Saturday’s NFL Trade

© Provided by The Spun Denver Broncos helmet on the field. On Saturday afternoon, college football took center stage, but the NFL showed it was still king of the news ... Read more »

Oklahoma Sooners Survive, beat Kansas Jayhawks 35-23

© Provided by Sooners Wire Of all the ugly wins the Oklahoma Sooners have achieved in 2021, their 35-23 win over the Kansas Jayhawks was easily the ugliest. Kansas jumped ... Read more »

Look: Lane Kiffin’s Pregame Outfit Is Going Viral

© Provided by The Spun Ole Miss v Alabama The Ole Miss Rebels will retire former quarterback Eli Manning’s number this Saturday, and head coach Lane Kiffin showed up to ... Read more »

Panthers CB Stephon Gilmore reportedly will not play in Week 7

© Provided by Panthers Wire Carolina Panthers cornerback Stephon Gilmore hasn’t played an NFL game in 307 days. Well, that count may get up to at least 314 by this ... Read more »

Caleb Williams savvy play had fans reminiscing when Ed Reed did it first

© Provided by Fansided Caleb Williams goes full-blown Ed Reed at The U to lead the Oklahoma football team to victory. History tends to repeat itself, as Oklahoma football player Caleb Williams ... Read more »

Look: Michigan Players Hauls In Ridiculous Interception

© Provided by The Spun View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes. Michigan is the No. 6 team in all of college football, ... Read more »

NFL Week 7 odds, picks, how to watch, streaming: Expert picks, teasers, survivor picks and more

© Provided by CBS Sports Sep 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) leads the team in the huddle against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial ... Read more »

Michigan-Michigan State showdown will represent a first in rivalry history

© Provided by Fansided The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry game has been played for over a century, but it has never involved both teams having this one thing in common. In ... Read more »

Rich Eisen has a football crush on Michigan freshman quarterback J.J. McCarthy

© Provided by Fansided Michigan fans should be excited about the potential that quarterback J.J. McCarthy has. With the way Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy continues to make impressive highlights ... Read more »

Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby sounds like a scorned lover over Texas, Oklahoma divorce

© Provided by Fansided Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is bad-mouthing Texas and Oklahoma over their move to the SEC like an ex who isn’t over the breakup. The dust ... Read more »

Kansas letting people in for free for fourth quarter against Oklahoma

© Provided by Touchdown Wire The home-field advantage isn’t thriving at the University of Kansas. However, the Jayhawks’ athletic brass used their noggins to try and build the fan base ... Read more »