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Sport Penn State QB Sean Clifford says he got death threats after Minnesota loss

00:16  20 november  2019
00:16  20 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

James Franklin tackles rumors about leaving Penn State, once again

  James Franklin tackles rumors about leaving Penn State, once again The Nittany Lions' head coach provided some humor when asked about another round of rumors linking him to other jobs at other schools.Of course, James Franklin did his best to quickly push each one away during his weekly news conference Tuesday. After all, his No. 5 Nittany Lions are preparing for another season-defining road trip, this one to undefeated No. 13 Minnesota on Saturday.

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford said Tuesday that he received death threats and vulgar messages after throwing three interceptions against Minnesota in the Nittany Lions' first loss of the season. PSU QB Clifford 'sick and tired' of death threats .

Shortly after Minnesota ’s fans rushed the field — screaming, dancing and celebrating a He spoke in hushed tones Saturday afternoon as if the wrong question might crack his voice. Saturday’s loss put an end to the dream of a perfect Penn State season. And while the Nittany Lions still likely control

Penn State QB Sean Clifford has provided us with the latest example of college football fans taking the sport way, way too seriously.

a man wearing a helmet: Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford threw three interceptions against Minnesota. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)© Provided by Oath Inc. Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford threw three interceptions against Minnesota. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

Clifford played poorly in the Nittany Lions’ 31-26 loss at Minnesota on Nov. 9. The loss ended Penn State’s chances of an undefeated season. And led to a lot of vile messages from fans on social media, Clifford said.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune:

“It’s kind of sad to say, but you know how some fans get. It gets a little crazy,” Clifford said. “I was, kind of, sick and tired of getting death threats and some pretty explicit and pretty tough-to-read messages.

No. 13 Minnesota stays unbeaten by taking down No. 5 Penn State

  No. 13 Minnesota stays unbeaten by taking down No. 5 Penn State Minnesota continued its surprising season as the 13th-ranked Golden Gophers beat No. 5 Penn State in a matchup of Big Ten unbeatens.But the Golden Gophers pulled another surprise during a surprising season that has the 13th-ranked team in the country at 9-0 with a 31-26 defeat of the Nittany Lions.

Penn State 's starting quarterback Sean Clifford 's little brother Liam Clifford is a Power Five The Clifford family is tried and true for Penn State . Even Sean and Liam Clifford ’s cousin, Ann, is Before Liam got an offer from his big brother’s college, he full scholarships to play at University of Michigan

Penn State . QB Sean Clifford : 23-of-43, 340 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT; 10 carries, 39 yards. TE Pat Freiermuth: seven catches, 101 yards. Minnesota . QB Tanner Morgan: 18-of-20, 339 yards, 3 TD. On the ensuing Golden Gophers possession, a missed tackle allowed Rashod Bateman to get loose Though Clifford and the offense responded with a touchdown to even the score, the Penn State

“You learn how to deal with certain things and how certain people are going to react because it’s a very passionate game with a lot of passionate people. You know, our fans are definitely one of, if not the most passionate in the country. I just try to stay away from it. I appreciate all the positive people that are around, but there are also people that try to tear you down.”

Clifford was 23-of-43 passing for 340 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in that game. The third interception came with 1:01 left in the game on a 3rd and 24 when Penn State was trying for a potential game-winning touchdown. Clifford said he deleted his social media presence in the days after the game.

No. 13 Minnesota tops No. 5 PSU 31-26 in match of unbeatens

  No. 13 Minnesota tops No. 5 PSU 31-26 in match of unbeatens Minnesota's Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone with 1:01 left, the third interception thrown by Penn State's quarterback, and the 13th-ranked Gophers held on for a 31-26 victory on Saturday afternoon over the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions for their first win over a top-five team in 20 years. © Provided by The Associated Press Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) holds onto the ball against Penn State cornerback Keaton Ellis (2) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Penn State loss means We Are! in the Bottom 10. The Nittany Lions slipped from fourth in the first College Football Playoff rankings to our even-more-coveted No Minnesota 's Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone, the third interception thrown by Penn State 's quarterback , and the

Penn State head coach James Franklin congratulates quarterback Sean Clifford during the fourth quarter on Sept. He eventually embraced it as a chance to grow, though, and relied on the team's veteran passers for help with film study and a chance to evolve while he was away from the game field.

Penn State coach James Franklin was asked about the threats after Clifford revealed them Tuesday morning. He called it “troubling” and “concerning.” His full thoughts are below.

“I don’t know where we are as a society,” Franklin said. “It’s concerning. We’re 9-1, we’re ranked in the top 10 I think. Had a pretty good year based on most people’s standards and sometimes you go on social media and you wouldn’t feel that way.”

Antonio Shelton received racist letter in October

It’s not the first time a Penn State player has publicly shared the harassment he’s received from fans this season. Defensive tackle Antonio Shelton tweeted a picture of a racist letter he received in October from a fan. The fan said Shelton should cut his hair because his dreadlocks were “disgusting” and “not attractive.”

Penn State played Iowa after Shelton shared the letter and players warmed up before the game in shirts denouncing the letter.

Watch: Fleck crowd surfs in locker room after beating Penn St.

  Watch: Fleck crowd surfs in locker room after beating Penn St. Fleck has turned this program around, and Saturday’s victory over Penn State moved the Golden Gophers to 9-0 in is his biggest triumph yet. © Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsRELATED: Minnesota winSo Fleck, 38, celebrated in the only way that seemed proper for a guy like him: Supported by his players, he crowd-surfed in the home locker room.P.J. Fleck crowd surfed in the locker room after @GopherFootball's upset vs. No. 4 Penn State pic.twitter.com/ZR5u4W9zc6— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 9, 2019This is Fleck in a nutshell.

Welcome to the Sean Clifford era, Penn State . The Nittany Lions announced that the redshirt sophomore will be the team’s starting quarterback when Mikey is a senior majoring in journalism and Onward State 's Sports Editor. He grew up in Bedminster, NJ and is way too obnoxious about all the

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford suffered the first loss of his career Saturday against the No. 17 What Penn State QB Sean Clifford said after the upset — and why teammates respected his mindset. Shortly after Minnesota ’s fans rushed the field — screaming, dancing and celebrating a

The letter Shelton received and the threats that Clifford received are obviously not representative of an entire fanbase. Asking all Penn State fans to do better is unfair to those who can’t handle losing or the way that players look in 2019. But there are unfortunately still too many who can’t figure out that harassing college players isn’t the way to act.

Penn State is 9-1 and can win the Big Ten title and likely make the College Football Playoff without a loss the rest of the regular season. But the Nittany Lions play at Ohio State on Saturday and are 19-point underdogs.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports

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