36 days. 36 days are how many were between August 11th and Septmber 16th. On August 11th the Big Ten announced that they would postpone their fall 2020 football season. Then on Septmeber 16th, the conference announced it was changed course and will in fact play this fall.
As one would expect, Penn State players and coaches alike took to Twitter to celebrate the news. To continue to good vibes going today, let’s enjoy some of their highlights from Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Not surprisngly, it was quarterback Sean Clifford leading the charge.
Ayyy JB idk what we were doing in this but all I know is WE BACK!!!! @JourneyBrown6 https://t.co/kjUynIPm4X— Sean Clifford (@seancliff14) September 16, 2020
@JourneyBrown6 @pat_fry5 https://t.co/3lOoIZtOrl— Sean Clifford (@seancliff14) September 16, 2020
There was some worry that running back Journey Brown, defensive end Jayson Oweh and tight end Pat Freiermuth could opt out of any 2020 season. Especially after it was reported last week that Freiermuth would not play this fall. Well, all three of these players nipped those rumors in the bud on Twitter.
Hey @TylerBowen ready to run it back ? pic.twitter.com/sLkpgoG1XH— Pat Freiermuth (@pat_fry5) September 16, 2020
Go Time! #WeAre— “OWEH” (@JaysonOweh) September 16, 2020
Penn State coaches also joined in the celebration. As always, led by head coach James Franklin.
#WeAre pic.twitter.com/HcxAM0A1DS— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) September 16, 2020
We’re back!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/QR2uMrQTCI— JaJuan Seider (@coachseider) September 16, 2020
Let’s go get it. #WeAre— Phil Trautwein (@CoachTrautFB) September 16, 2020
Can they handle the @pat_fry5? #Aces♠️ https://t.co/vXPq1Pauq2 pic.twitter.com/oF4tmE8g50— Tyler Bowen (@TylerBowen) September 16, 2020
Players also expressed their gratitude toward Coach Franklin for helping to fight to make sure a fall season took place.
@coachjfranklin you’ve been fighting for us to play this whole time and we appreciate you. I was gonna say take a lil break but it’s go time coach, let’s get it!!! https://t.co/0cLnt5R2Aq— SUNNY-D☀️ (@JourneyBrown6) September 16, 2020
@coachjfranklin keep leading us #letsball— Noah Cain (@therealnoahcain) September 15, 2020
@coachjfranklin is honestly the best coach and best mentor in this sport! He has been fighting relentlessly day after day for months to get us here. Wouldn’t rather play for any other coach in the country https://t.co/JN37nYKNF5— Tank (@TankCinco) September 16, 2020
Thank you @coachjfranklin for fighting for us! Let’s get to work! https://t.co/U7En6hOz8c— Will Fries (@willfries55) September 16, 2020
IT IS UP! #YEAR1 https://t.co/ib2ZXozzUt— KDL² (@Klamb2_) September 16, 2020
Franklin also had some fun with Brown, while also sending plenty of love and excitement his way as well.
Love you man, let’s Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) September 16, 2020
There were also plenty of players who took to Twitter in just pure jubilation. Can you blame them? Take how excited you are right now and multiply that by about infinity and that is where these players are, especially those who are gearing up for their final season in Happy Valley.
We Back!!!! pic.twitter.com/4yS8lHlM7k— Fred Hansard (@Fred_Hansard53) September 16, 2020
Been patiently waiting on this news we baaaacckkk!!— Jake Pinegar (@jpinegar10) September 16, 2020
WE ARE BACK BABYYYYYYYYY https://t.co/HYqlbD8dYJ— Jordan Stout (@JORDANSTOUT92) September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020
We out here!!! pic.twitter.com/qVQbThEyik— Antonio Shelton (@_thegroovyone) September 16, 2020
Mood #WeAre pic.twitter.com/tRUzIntHqM— Jesse Luketa (@OttawasVeryOwn) September 16, 2020
While we do not yet know who Penn State will now kick their 2020 season off against, we do know it will be in just 38 days!! The next 38 days can not go fast enough. Oh, and speaking just the number 38, we leave you with one final Tweet from number 38 himself, and likely team captain, Lamont Wade.
Guess how many days until gameday? ITS UP! #APE pic.twitter.com/e5wl4encyd— LaMont Wade (@Goony_38) September 16, 2020