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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football 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 Faces Unprecedented 3-Game Stretch vs. Michigan, Ohio State & Michigan State
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Penn State Faces Unprecedented 3-Game Stretch vs. Michigan, Ohio State & Michigan State
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It's quite the 25th anniversary gift the Big Ten Conference has dealt the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
6 Lessons for Beaver Stadium from the Coaches Caravan
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6 Lessons for Beaver Stadium from the Coaches Caravan
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Bigger may not be better, says Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour. “We’re probably going to have to say, ‘No, we‘re not going to do that. What’s the next step back from that?’ ” [Read More]
Great Expectations: Much Ado About Penn State's Juwan Johnson
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Great Expectations: Much Ado About Penn State's Juwan Johnson
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Juwan Johnson caught the Lion's share of praise this spring among the Penn State receiving corps. Let's not drop the ball when it comes to Saeed Blacknall or DaeSean Hamilton, who have caught 195 passes to Johnson's two. [Read More]
Penn State Football and its Return on Investment
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Penn State Football and its Return on Investment
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Penn State doesn’t have to do what everybody else does. I believe that with every fiber of my soul,” says athletic director Sandy Barbour. “When I talk about facilities, we don’t have to lead or win the arms race. But we do have to run the race.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: What James Franklin Does Best
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Penn State Football: What James Franklin Does Best
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“To be honest with you,” the Nittany Lion head football coach said while on the Coaches Caravan, “I take a little offense when people always say, ‘Well, those guys at Penn State and James Franklin, they’re great recruiters.’ ” [Read More]
Make Penn State Football Great Again: A History of the Coaches Caravan
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Make Penn State Football Great Again: A History of the Coaches Caravan
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
This week's caravan will be a post-Rose Bowl parade, full of flowery messages and devoid of thorny questions. That's a far cry from 2012-13, when Bill O'Brien made 30 stops and was pitching his run-on program to PA high schoolers. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Here's How Joe Moorhead Can Deploy McSorley & Stevens in the Same Backfield
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Penn State Football: Here's How Joe Moorhead Can Deploy McSorley & Stevens in the Same Backfield
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
More and Moorhead, you have to be thinking, "How can Penn State get that Tommy Stevens kid the ball more in 2017?" We might have the answer: Princeton. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Did the NFL Draft Signal the End of the Sanction Era?
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Penn State Football: Did the NFL Draft Signal the End of the Sanction Era?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Chris Godwin was the first Nittany Lion to be drafted since 2012 who didn't play for Bill O'Brien. And the 2017 NFL draft was only the second one since 1951 that a Penn State player coached by Joe Paterno was not selected. The other? 2005. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Jonathan Holland Starting to Catch On at Tight End
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Penn State Football: Jonathan Holland Starting to Catch On at Tight End
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I feel like I might be a late bloomer,” Jonathan Holland said after grabbing eight passes in the Blue-White Game. “It’s better late than never.” [Read More]
Blue-White Scratches Show Penn State's Healthy Itch to Succeed
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Blue-White Scratches Show Penn State's Healthy Itch to Succeed
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The MIA list for PSU and CJF on Saturday for the Nittany Lions’ Blue-White Game was substantial. And it wasn’t just for starters. [Read More]
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