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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 vs. Ohio State: Oh, It's a Rivalry, All Right
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Penn State vs. Ohio State: Oh, It's a Rivalry, All Right
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Penn State-Ohio State rivalry is as good it gets these days. The Nittany Lions’ season sweep of the Buckeyes in men’s basketball underscored that fact, as did the wrestlers’ comeback in Rec Hall. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Assessing the Rahne-McSorley Partnership
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Penn State Football: Assessing the Rahne-McSorley Partnership
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With Ricky Rahne calling the plays, quarterback Trace McSorley has put up prodigious numbers in the bookend bowl games of his stellar career. How will the duo fare for a full season? [Read More]
James Franklin & Penn State Football Are Riding Their Own Brand of Momentum
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James Franklin & Penn State Football Are Riding Their Own Brand of Momentum
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State is ranked as the third-best college football brand, according to 224 recruits. These days, at the core of the Nittany Lions’ brand is its head coach. Not just in persona, but in practice. [Read More]
Tom Bradley Took The Long Way Home
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Tom Bradley Took The Long Way Home
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Johnstown is Tom Bradley’s hometown and State College will forever be where his heart is. Now, and almost forever, Bradley has felt most at home in Pittsburgh. And he’s back as the Steelers’ new defensive backs coach. [Read More]
Penn State Football Recruiting Chief Andy Frank(ly) Speaks on New Signing Date Strategies
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Penn State Football Recruiting Chief Andy Frank(ly) Speaks on New Signing Date Strategies
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I think we'll be able to recruit by area in a lot of ways,” says Andy Frank. “We'll be in a city for a day or two with coaches. Coach (James) Franklin will stay in a city and get to a lot of schools, as opposed to hitting two or three cities in one day.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: DaeSean Hamilton's Route to the NFL
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Penn State Football: DaeSean Hamilton's Route to the NFL
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
"I knew if I came to the Senior Bowl I would have a chance to shine...to go out and compete and run routes and get open," Hamilton said. "The major thing they're worried about for wide receivers is getting separation, especially in a pro setting. That's an area where I knew I could thrive." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gesicki & O'Brien Reunited Again
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Penn State Football: Gesicki & O'Brien Reunited Again
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
MOBILE, Alabama — On Wednesday night, nearly a thousand miles from University Park and over 1,500 days after Mike Gesicki committed to Penn State and Bill O'Brien, player and coach resumed their shared football life. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Senior Bowl Moments for Campbell & Allen Came Before the Game
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Penn State Football: Senior Bowl Moments for Campbell & Allen Came Before the Game
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
MOBILE, Alabama — This past week was like a dream come true for Christian Campbell, who grew in Phenix City, just two hours from here. He'd watch the Senior Bowl on TV every year and promised himself that one day he'd earn an invitation. He did‚ and lots more. [Read More]
Joe Moorhead's Staff at Mississippi State Populated by Penn Staters & Pennsylvanians
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Joe Moorhead's Staff at Mississippi State Populated by Penn Staters & Pennsylvanians
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Ten 10 key coaches and assistants on Joe Moorhead’s staff at Mississippi State have spent time at Penn State and/or are Pennsylvania natives. Eight have ties to the NFL and four have been college football head coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Four Downs With Passing Game Coordinator Josh Gattis
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Penn State Football: Four Downs With Passing Game Coordinator Josh Gattis
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
UPDATE: Josh Gattis is headed to the University of Alabama to be the co-offensive coordinator on Nick Saban's staff, according to numerous reports Friday morning. Gattis' tough task, had he stayed as Penn State's passing game coordinator, is chronicled here. [Read More]
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