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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: Coaching Staff Chemistry a Big Key to PSU’s Success
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Penn State Football: Coaching Staff Chemistry a Big Key to PSU’s Success
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Call them the 51 days that helped shape Penn State’s future, while painting a much rosier picture in 2016, especially on offense. It was a seven-week stretch that brought in Joe Moorhead, Matt Limegrover and Tim Banks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Great Expectorations
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Penn State Football: Great Expectorations
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After the year his team just had in 2016, you have to wonder if James Franklin even gives two spits about the not-yet-ready-for-prime-time predictions for the Nittany Lions next season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Josh Gattis and Life After Chris Godwin
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Penn State Football: Josh Gattis and Life After Chris Godwin
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Now that Chris Godwin has declared for the NFL, Penn State assistant coach Josh Gattis (left) must replace 42% of the catches made by Nittany Lions wide receivers in 2016. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Wow, That was Fun…And Then It Wasn’t, But Only For a Little While
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Penn State Football: Wow, That was Fun…And Then It Wasn’t, But Only For a Little While
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PASADENA, Calif. -- So, a day after that epic 52-49 USC win over Penn State, any broken hearts? No, not really. Certainly not forever. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Was Chris Godwin’s ‘Unbelievable’ Rose Bowl Game His Finale?
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Penn State Football: Was Chris Godwin’s ‘Unbelievable’ Rose Bowl Game His Finale?
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PASADENA, Calif. -- Chris Godwin’s numbers read nine catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns – all Penn State Bowl records. But the statistics – in what may have been his final game as a Nittany Lion – don’t do him justice. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin’s Five (For Fighting) Keys to Winning the Rose Bowl
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Penn State Football: James Franklin’s Five (For Fighting) Keys to Winning the Rose Bowl
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Throughout the week, James Franklin slowly but surely revealed what his team has to do to defeat a very hot USC Trojan team. Here’s the inside skinny, straight from the Penn State head coach. [Read More]
Rose Bowl QBs McSorley & Darnold Analyze Themselves, Each Other & Their Teams’ Remarkable Turnarounds
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Rose Bowl QBs McSorley & Darnold Analyze Themselves, Each Other & Their Teams’ Remarkable Turnarounds
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- USC QB Sam Darnold (left) says: “Our guys on defense say he plays like me kind of.” To which PSU’s Trace McSorley replies: “Everything I’ve heard about him, there’s a lot of similarities -- athletic guy.” [Read More]
Lone Nittany Lion Repeat Visitor: Matt Limegrover's First Trip to the Rose Bowl
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Lone Nittany Lion Repeat Visitor: Matt Limegrover's First Trip to the Rose Bowl
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Matt Limegrover has been hearing from the Northwestern players he coached in the 1996 Rose Bowl: “‘Make sure your guys understand it’s a really good story getting there, but it’s the perfect story only if you win.’” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Moorhead, Offensive Stars Weigh in on Suspension of Saaed Blacknall
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Penn State Football: Moorhead, Offensive Stars Weigh in on Suspension of Saaed Blacknall
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CARSON, Calif. -- The men who make the Penn State offense go are sad that wide receiver Saaed Blacknall is gone for their Rose Bowl contest against USC on Monday. But they didn’t hesitate to address the thorny issue on Thursday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McGloin ‘Up For The Challenge’ as the Raiders’ Starting QB
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Penn State Football: McGloin ‘Up For The Challenge’ as the Raiders’ Starting QB
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Matt McGloin is back as Oakland’s starting quarterback as they head to the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2002. He’s hoping his presence will wrap up a great regular-season for the Raiders. [Read More]
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