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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

Why Was Penn State So Good in 2016? Five Players’ True Confessions: Read ’em & Weep
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Why Was Penn State So Good in 2016? Five Players’ True Confessions: Read ’em & Weep
1 hour ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
This is how you know that the Penn State football team in 2016 was special. When… Place-kickers the size of D-tackles talk about being vulnerable. Backups to one of the nation’s top players express gratitude. And defensive stalwarts who were suspended talk of redemption, not vindication. [Read More]
The Secret to Penn State’s Second Half? Halftime Speeches by Nyeem & James
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The Secret to Penn State’s Second Half? Halftime Speeches by Nyeem & James
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first half belonged to Wisconsin. The second half belonged to Penn State. And halftime at Lucas Oil Stadium here Saturday night belonged to injured senior linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White (left) and head coach James Franklin. Boy, did it ever. [Read More]
Penn State Defensive Boss Brent Pry: ‘28-7? We’re OK, This is How We Got Them’
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Penn State Defensive Boss Brent Pry: ‘28-7? We’re OK, This is How We Got Them’
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
INDIANAPOLIS -- “We told them that we’ve overcome this before,” said Pry, at left post-game with his wife Amy. “We said, ‘We’re better than this. Now go do this, this and this. We’ve been down this road.’” [Read More]
Penn State Football’s New Era: What Was and Will Be in Indy
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Penn State Football’s New Era: What Was and Will Be in Indy
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
INDIANAPOLIS -- The last place Penn State played a game in this city no longer exists. A block south of where the RCA Dome once was -- and PSU played Indiana in 2000 -- is Lucas Oil Stadium, site of Saturday night’s Big Ten title game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Coaching Has its Own Rewards for James Franklin
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Penn State Football: Coaching Has its Own Rewards for James Franklin
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After 22 years, and 12 jobs in two countries and eight states, there’s one thing James Franklin likes more than anything else: “Coaching.” [Read More]
How Joe Moorhead’s Uptempo Offense & Upbeat Attitude Transformed Penn State On & Off the Field
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How Joe Moorhead’s Uptempo Offense & Upbeat Attitude Transformed Penn State On & Off the Field
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“The mentality among this team changed once Coach Moorhead stepped foot in the football building,” says quarterback Trace McSorley. There’s just a different light around the team, a different mentality.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lions Pry Another Second-Half Masterpiece Penn State Football: Lions Pry Another Second-Half Masterpiece
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin was looking for a hug. Not just any hug. A Brent Pry hug. And for good reason. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Plan is Ahead of Schedule
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Penn State Football: Franklin’s Plan is Ahead of Schedule
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“To say in the beginning of the year that I expected to be where we are right now -- I don’t know if that’s accurate to say," James Franklin said this week. ”But I was very confident that we would take a significant step.” [Read More]
Penn State’s Thanksgiving Week: A Schedule Filled With Football & Film
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Penn State’s Thanksgiving Week: A Schedule Filled With Football & Film
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“We’re going back to training camp mentality this week,” said senior linebacker, co-captain and key influencer Brandon Bell, who sets the tone for the team as much as anyone on the squad. “Football, football, football.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: 15 Points About Tyler Davis – Why He’s Franklin’s MVP Penn State Football: 15 Points About Tyler Davis – Why He’s Franklin’s MVP
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Penn State’s kicker delivered at High Point Solutions Stadium, just like that old USPS line: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night kept this courier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds. [Read More]
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