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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979 -- the past seven seasons for StateCollege.com. 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: James Franklin is Back at The Linc, But It Took Awhile
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Penn State Football: James Franklin is Back at The Linc, But It Took Awhile
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin's journey back to The Linc after the Eagles beat Green Bay, where he was an assistant in ’05, lasted 3,569 days. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Why is Temple So Much Trouble Lately?
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Penn State Football: Why is Temple So Much Trouble Lately?
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Temple won't likely upset Penn State on Saturday. But, if recent history is any guide, the potential exists for Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin to be a bit upset by how close the final score is. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Judge James Franklin By The Company He Keeps
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Penn State Football: Judge James Franklin By The Company He Keeps
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
All you need to know about James Franklin came during a key minutes of practice Wednesday as his vision, his management and interpersonal styles, how he recruits and hires, were personified by several players and assistants. [Read More]
Q&A with BTN's Gerry DiNardo & Penn State's (Good) 'Culture of Recruiting'
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Q&A with BTN's Gerry DiNardo & Penn State's (Good) 'Culture of Recruiting'
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Gerry DiNardo's likes: Sandy Barbour, James Franklin's “culture of recruiting” and Penn State’s emphasis on academics. His dislikes: The Nittany Lion offensive line. [Read More]
Penn State Football Needs Kicking Game to Not Stub Big Toe
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Penn State Football Needs Kicking Game to Not Stub Big Toe
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Kicker Joey Julius stayed after practice on Wednesday, to atone for his two missed field goals. His routine had the somewhat sad look of clean-up-the-dog-poop-in-the-backyard penance to it as he methodically kicked the football again and again and again. [Read More]
Rahne’s View of Hackenberg for 2015: Same Passion, ‘Quicker Decisions, Better Footwork’
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Rahne’s View of Hackenberg for 2015: Same Passion, ‘Quicker Decisions, Better Footwork’
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State quarterback coach Ricky Rahne has worked with Christian Hackenberg for almost 600 days. That’s more than three times as long as Hack’s original Yoda, Bill O’Brien. By this point, you have it figure Ricky knows Christian better than anyone. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Five People You Meet in Garrett Sickels’ Heaven
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Penn State Football: The Five People You Meet in Garrett Sickels’ Heaven
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Here are two: Penn State defensive end Garrett Sickels developed a blue-collar work ethic from his dad Stan while growing up in Red Bank, N.J. Then he honed it under the blue-and-white tutelage of Deoin Barnes. [Read More]
A Trace of the Penn State Quarterback Not Named Hackenberg
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A Trace of the Penn State Quarterback Not Named Hackenberg
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Here’s what you don’t know about Christian Hackenberg’s back-up quarterback. But should: His given name is Richard and “his arm strength is his greatest strength,” says receiver Chris Godwin. “He has a great arm.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Roads to the 2015 Captaincy Weren’t Always Easy
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Penn State Football: The Roads to the 2015 Captaincy Weren’t Always Easy
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For the most part, Penn State’s five captains for the 2015 season – announced Thursday – took the road less traveled to their leadership roles. And in that way, they may personify the current Nittany Lion squad. [Read More]
Penn State Football: What is the Future of Beaver Stadium?
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Penn State Football: What is the Future of Beaver Stadium?
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In many ways, Penn State football is at a crossroads – rebuild or build anew. In a big way, that includes Beaver Stadium. [Read More]
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