The Penn State Football Behavior Modification Program Is Going Really Well
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However, we'd just like to stress that these failings were confined to the field and had absolutely nothing to do with any Clockwork Orange-style disciplinary programs being implemented by the coaching staff.
Stud LB Micah Parsons didn't start against the Gophers for mysterious reasons that have yet to be properly explained.
Of course, he did enter the game on the second defensive series and played the rest of the game.
This unusual development didn't go unnoticed:
Why is Micah Parsons not starting?— Walk-On Redshirts Podcast (@walkonredshirts) November 9, 2019
Welp, I think Micah Parsons has definitely learned his lesson. What say we get him back out there?— Keith Schweigert (@K_Schweigert) November 9, 2019
It's all so very confusing.
What we do know is that Nittany Lions players are being subjected to a sinister form of punishment:
Penn State LB Micah Parsons not starting today due to what @sportsiren described as a “behavioral modification issue.”— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 9, 2019
Now, that is an alarming turn of phrase.
Honestly, this whole thing is much too dystopian for our tastes.
We can only hope that the Parsons treatment is handled more responsibly.
Perhaps head coach James Franklin can shed some light on the situation:
JF on Micah Parsons not starting vs. Minnesota:— Richard Scarcella (@nittanyrich) November 12, 2019
I will say it was a behavior modification. That's about as far as I’ll get into it. 99 percent of the time he's been good.