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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 Football: Expect a Spring Thaw of Key Dates and Big News
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Penn State Football: Expect a Spring Thaw of Key Dates and Big News
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From the latest on Penn State's facilities master plan to the Coaches Caravan and a Pro Day that could conceivably (but not likely) include underclassmen, the weeks ahead will be busy ones for James Franklin and PSU football. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dissecting the 50/50 Ball Now That Chris Godwin is Gone
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Penn State Football: Dissecting the 50/50 Ball Now That Chris Godwin is Gone
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“We like to say there’s no such thing as a 50/50 ball,” says Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. “It’s a 100 ball. When the ball’s in the air, it’s ours.” [Read More]
Penn State Football’s 2017 Roster is Bursting With Seniors and Experienced Starters
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Penn State Football’s 2017 Roster is Bursting With Seniors and Experienced Starters
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Overall, in 2017 the Nittany Lions have 32 players back with starting experience to the tune of 359 career starts. That’s a far cry from the sanction nadir of 2012, yet is quite reminiscent of the veteran-laden 1986 Penn State national championship squad. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Which 8 Schools Haven’t Had a Losing Season Since 2005?
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Penn State Football: Which 8 Schools Haven’t Had a Losing Season Since 2005?
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
11-1, 9-4, 9-4, 11-2, 11-2, 7-6, 9-4, 8-4, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 and then, in 2016, 11-3. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Recruiting Game Plan Similar to Paterno’s … For Now
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Penn State Football: Franklin’s Recruiting Game Plan Similar to Paterno’s … For Now
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James and Joe hunt(ed) for their Jimmys and Joes in basically the same places. But, changes for the future are up in the air. Literally. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Next Up for Franklin? Quite Possibly a New Contract
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Penn State Football: Next Up for Franklin? Quite Possibly a New Contract
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Can February get any better than this for James Franklin? A Top 15 recruiting class, another verbal for his top-ranked 2018 class and a birthday. Actually, it can. A new contract is very likely on its way. [Read More]
Penn State Football: How James Franklin Has Stocked His Roster Since 2014
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Penn State Football: How James Franklin Has Stocked His Roster Since 2014
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin’s signing day proclivities since 2014: lots of linemen and defensive backs, heavy on in-state players and an average Rivals rating of 3.35 stars. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Ultimate Primer on Matt Limegrover & How He Works With Joe Moorhead
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Penn State Football: The Ultimate Primer on Matt Limegrover & How He Works With Joe Moorhead
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“You have a stereotypical thought process of an offensive line coach – a screamer and all those things," says Joe Moorhead (left). “Matt (Limegrover, right) will raise his voice when necessary. But on the field he’s more of a teacher who’s more concerned with the message than the tone.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Fog Has Lifted
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Penn State Football: The Fog Has Lifted
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Much has changed over the past three years. Mostly, though, James Franklin has made good on his promises. Remarkably, most of them, anyway. Still, there are still balloons to be blown up and Pittsburgh Panthers to be blown out. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Simple Secrets of Joe Moorhead’s Offense
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Penn State Football: The Simple Secrets of Joe Moorhead’s Offense
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I think it’s like the Bruce Lee kick: Fear not the man who practices 1,000 kicks one time, but the one who instead does one kick 10,000 times,” says Joe Moorhead, Penn State’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. [Read More]
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