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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

A Penn State Quarterback in Canada, Eh? It’s Nothing New (They Want McSorley, Too)
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A Penn State Quarterback in Canada, Eh? It’s Nothing New (They Want McSorley, Too)
1 hour ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
If Christian Hackenberg ends up playing north of the border, he wouldn’t be the first PSU QB in the CFL. Or the second. And, likely, not even the best. [Read More]
Penn State Football & the Roster of Father-Son Legacies
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Penn State Football & the Roster of Father-Son Legacies
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Of the nearly 40 father-son pairings that have played for Penn State, it’s nearly impossible to match father Charlie and his son, Tony. As starters for the Nittany Lions, they had a combined 45-0-1 mark. [Read More]
Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
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Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has a thing for quarterbacks. As coaches. No surprise there — after all, CJF was a QB himself. As it is, Penn State has five former quarterbacks on its full-time coaching staff. Darn good ones, too. [Read More]
Which Penn Stater in the NFL (Not Named Saquon) Will Make the Most in 2018?
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Which Penn Stater in the NFL (Not Named Saquon) Will Make the Most in 2018?
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Former Penn Staters Allen Robinson, at left ($15 million), Cameron Wake ($9.125 million), DaQuan Jones ($8 million) and Sean Lee ($7 million) are due big paydays in the NFL this season. [Read More]
Who Were the Winningest Penn State Teams in 2017-18?
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Who Were the Winningest Penn State Teams in 2017-18?
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Cael Sanderson’s wrestlers were Penn State’s biggest winners this past collegiate sports season. But women's volleyball, football, field hockey, women’s soccer and men’s basketball were impressive as well. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The (Sports) Science of a Friday Night at Illinois, Then a Whiteout vs. Ohio State
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Penn State Football: The (Sports) Science of a Friday Night at Illinois, Then a Whiteout vs. Ohio State
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s 10-day stretch in September that takes it from Friday Night Lights to a Beaver Stadium Whiteout is already on its head coach’s mind. [Read More]
James Franklin & Penn State: “With Recruiting We’ve Been on a Pretty Hot Stretch”
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James Franklin & Penn State: “With Recruiting We’ve Been on a Pretty Hot Stretch”
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
BETHLEHEM — “We’re making great progress,” the Nittany Lions head coach said here Thursday night. “The thing that I'm most proud of is that there’s such a buzz right now about Penn State football.” [Read More]
How Does Penn State Football Do Against the Point Spread?
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How Does Penn State Football Do Against the Point Spread?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the past two seasons, Penn State covered the point spread almost three out out of four games. (Only Boise State did better.) Should we call them the Nittany Lines? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters
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Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Only a dozen of the 130 major college football head coaches in the country are black. James Franklin, says new verbal commit Devyn Ford, wants to be the first of that group to win a national championship. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
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Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I don’t want to be a program that every three or four years, we have a really good run,” pronounced James Franklin on the Coaches Caravan. “I want to be a program that can do it consistently. And there’s only a handful of programs that do that.” [Read More]
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