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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: Levis Says Quarterbacks Will Still Make a Run for It
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Penn State Football: Levis Says Quarterbacks Will Still Make a Run for It
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I don’t see the offense changing one bit,” says Levis, the backup to presumptive starting quarterback Sean Clifford. “...whoever is running the ball at quarterback this year will turn some heads.” [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Defense Rocks Under Pry and Spence
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Penn State Football’s Defense Rocks Under Pry and Spence
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The 2019 Penn State defense has been tabbed as high as No. 2 in some preseason assessments, testament to a roster full of talent, a strong 2018 campaign, a sack-happy D-line, and two talented and loyal assistant coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ricky Slade is in a Rush for Just One Goal in 2019
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Penn State Football: Ricky Slade is in a Rush for Just One Goal in 2019
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“For the season, I’ve only set one goal for myself right now,” says Slade, who averaged 5.7 yards per carry in 2010 and ran for 94 yards vs. Illinois. “And that’s to get 1k — 1,000 yards.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: A Note to Cliff on Being the Starting Quarterback
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Penn State Football: A Note to Cliff on Being the Starting Quarterback
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Dear Sean: It looks like the starting job is now yours. Welcome to The Club. It’s an exclusive group. Here’s some advice from past Nittany Lion starting quarterbacks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: How Bryce Effner Gained 34 Pounds Eating Subway and Chick-fil-A
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Penn State Football: How Bryce Effner Gained 34 Pounds Eating Subway and Chick-fil-A
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since O-lineman Bryce Effner arrived on the Penn State campus, he has gained one pound every 10 days. That’s three pounds a month. Three hundred pounds is now within sight. On purpose. It’s Eff’ing crazy. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Budding Broadcaster Aeneas Hawkins Does My Job & Interviews Teammate PJ Mustipher
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Penn State Football: Budding Broadcaster Aeneas Hawkins Does My Job & Interviews Teammate PJ Mustipher
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State sophomore defensive tackle Aeneas Hawkins wants to be a TV broadcaster when he graduates. This week, he tackled his first assignment: Interview teammate PJ Mustipher. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Noting a Real Degree of Success for Transfers
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Penn State Football: Noting a Real Degree of Success for Transfers
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Like many of his former teammates, Tommy Stevens’ departure has been a success. To a degree. Actually, with a college degree. Of course, the definition of success is a mixed bag, and depends upon your vantage point. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Expect Cam Brown to End LBU’s NFL Draft Drought
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Penn State Football: Expect Cam Brown to End LBU’s NFL Draft Drought
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I look for Cam to have a really big senior year for us,” says Brent Pry, Penn State’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, who thinks Brown will be the leader of the PSU defense this fall. “I would think he’s stepped into that role.” [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Most Important Ingredient in 2019
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Penn State Football’s Most Important Ingredient in 2019
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The key now, for James Franklin & Co., is not who is gone. It is who remains. And who will lead? That’s the challenge of youth, says tight end Pat Freiermuth (pictured): “Definitely the leadership roles. We’re inexperienced.” [Read More]
What are the Odds of James Franklin Sharing Penn State Injury Reports in 2019?
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What are the Odds of James Franklin Sharing Penn State Injury Reports in 2019?
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As more states legalize sports betting — Pennsylvania is already there — the odds of a weekly availability report being instituted for college football by the NCAA continue to increase. That includes the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
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