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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979 -- the past seven seasons for StateCollege.com. 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

Let’s Be (Andy) Frank About Penn State Football Recruiting
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Let’s Be (Andy) Frank About Penn State Football Recruiting
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since Andy Frank arrived at Penn State in January 2014, he has overseen the recruiting of three incoming classes and the awarding of 70 scholarships on three National Letter of Intent Days in just over 25 months. [Read More]
Penn State Football & James Franklin Are in Better Shape Than You Think
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Penn State Football & James Franklin Are in Better Shape Than You Think
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Entering the 2016 season, Penn State has a roster with a cumulative 276 career starts returning (tops at PSU over the past five seasons), as well as being populated with about 80% of players who came in under current head coach James Franklin. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Renovate, Not Replace, is Goal for Beaver Stadium
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Penn State Football: Renovate, Not Replace, is Goal for Beaver Stadium
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Our desire is to renovate,” Phil Esten, Penn State’s deputy director of athletics, said on Thursday. “I don’t think we’re going to need to build a new stadium.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Teammates' Scouting Report on QB Tommy Stevens
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Penn State Football: Teammates' Scouting Report on QB Tommy Stevens
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The PSU QB job is up for grabs. Offensive tackle Andrew Nelson likes what Tommy Stevens offers: “Tommy is more of your standard typical quarterback. Big guy, really good arm, heavier kind of guy. He can also get you with his legs. He’s very athletic.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Tracking Down the 38 Coaches Since 2011
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Penn State Football: Tracking Down the 38 Coaches Since 2011
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Thanks to the sanctions and their backlash, Penn State’s new normal is abormal. Compare Penn State’s 38 to stable Michigan State, which has had just 14 coaches since the 2011 season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: A Quarterback Revolution ... or Evolution?
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Penn State Football: A Quarterback Revolution ... or Evolution?
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The offense that Penn State’s new quarterback coach and offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead will employ is different than anything PSU has used in the past. Mostly. You remember M-Rob and Daryll Clark, don’t you? [Read More]
James Franklin’s Promise & Why His Penn State Football Future Starts Now
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James Franklin’s Promise & Why His Penn State Football Future Starts Now
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State head football coach Franklin promised to “get it fixed” 475 days ago. Now, he’ll have to make it happen without Christian Hackenberg, Bob Shoop or Herb Hand. [Read More]
Penn State Football Then and Now: What James Franklin Said The Day He Was Hired, Exactly 2 Years Ago
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Penn State Football Then and Now: What James Franklin Said The Day He Was Hired, Exactly 2 Years Ago
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Here’s a look back at some of the 6,718 words James Franklin had to say on Jan. 11, 2014, the day he was named Penn State’s 16th head football coach. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Matt McGloin’s Three Years in the NFL … and Counting
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Penn State Football: Matt McGloin’s Three Years in the NFL … and Counting
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After returning to his hometown of Scranton this week after Season No. 3 with the Oakland Raiders, Matt McGloin is doing just fine, thank you very much. In fact, he’s still pointing to the day when he’ll be a starting quarterback in the NFL. [Read More]
Franklin’s Fingers Crossed That Penn State’s Coaching Staff Remains Intact
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Franklin’s Fingers Crossed That Penn State’s Coaching Staff Remains Intact
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It’s not over,” James Franklin says. “It won’t be over until probably after the convention and things like that, for the most part. But so far, so good being able to keep the staff intact as much as we possibly can.” [Read More]
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