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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979, and for StateCollege.com since the 2009 season. His column appears on Mondays and Fridays. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PSUPoorman. His views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State University.

Articles by Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: Sermon On The Mount (Nittany); Stick with 1-0. It Works
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Penn State Football: Sermon On The Mount (Nittany); Stick with 1-0. It Works
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin’s message extends far beyond his players. Maybe it’s time to simplify it again. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
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Penn State Football: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Mark Dantonio’s actions spoke than words. He came to Happy Valley to win. A fake punt proved it. So did a halfback pass. And so did a fake field goal attempt that failed. [Read More]
What’s the Point(s) of Penn State’s Offense? Scoring vs. Yards & a Spot in the Playoffs
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What’s the Point(s) of Penn State’s Offense? Scoring vs. Yards & a Spot in the Playoffs
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It’s always about points for us,” James Franklin said on Wednesday. “And always has been.” So, he was asked, do you want points over yards? “Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: How James Franklin Does After Bye Weeks, Ohio State & vs. the Big Ten East’s Big 3
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Penn State Football: How James Franklin Does After Bye Weeks, Ohio State & vs. the Big Ten East’s Big 3
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
By the time kickoff rolls around on Saturday, Penn State and James Franklin — who is 5-4 after bye weeks — will have had 328 hours since the end of the Ohio State game to prepare for visiting Michigan State. [Read More]
How Penn State Football Spent Its Bye Week
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How Penn State Football Spent Its Bye Week
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Trace McSorley and James Franklin spent the tail end of Penn State’s bye week doing the same thing: In the DMV, hitting classrooms, spreading the Penn State message, talking to future Nittany Lions. [Read More]
The Penn State Defense That Might Have Beaten Ohio State
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The Penn State Defense That Might Have Beaten Ohio State
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A few years ago, it wouldn’t have been a stretch to envision a Penn State defense vs. Ohio State last week that included Torrence Brown and Ryan Buchholz at ends and a starting linebacking trio of Troy Reeder, Manny Bowen and Jake Cooper. [Read More]
Penn State Football is Elite; Its Finishes in Big Games Are Not Penn State Football is Elite; Its Finishes in Big Games Are Not
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Keep ’em close boys, and I’ll think of something,” Brooklyn Dodgers manager Charlie Dressen used to tell Boys of Summer Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Duke Snider. It was good advice. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley Had 1,341 Runs & Passes; Why Not One More?
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Penn State Football: McSorley Had 1,341 Runs & Passes; Why Not One More?
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Trace McSorley is Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Montana and Gretzky. DiMaggio. LeBron and MJ. [Read More]
From the Start, Franklin & McSorley Shared a Vision for Penn State Football
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From the Start, Franklin & McSorley Shared a Vision for Penn State Football
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It’s not mentioned much, and at first it’s hard to conceive. But Penn State’s quarterback and its head coach are kindred spirits. Fellow QBs....dual threat ones, at that. Both with a chip and brimming with confidence. Always driven. [Read More]
Points Will Be a Major Point of Penn State vs. Ohio State
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Points Will Be a Major Point of Penn State vs. Ohio State
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
There are going to be a lot of points scored in Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Bet on it. Penn State enters the night-time Whiteout averaging a nation-leading 55.5 points. Ohio State is No. 2 at 54.5 points. [Read More]
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