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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

Penn State Football: With Stevens in a Boot, a New Cliff(ord)-Hanger at QB
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Penn State Football: With Stevens in a Boot, a New Cliff(ord)-Hanger at QB
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Even if Tommy Stevens is ready in two weeks for Penn State’s Sept. 1 season-opener vs. Appalachian State, the spotlight will now shine a bit brighter on No. 3 quarterback Sean Clifford. [Read More]
Penn State Football Captains: The Yin & Yang of Nick Scott & Trace McSorley
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Penn State Football Captains: The Yin & Yang of Nick Scott & Trace McSorley
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Quarterback Trace McSorley is not only complimentary of safety Nick Scott. He’s also complementary. They are fire and ice. Earth and sun. Super nova and super-sub. They are Nittanyin and Nittanyang — inseparable yet contradictory opposites. [Read More]
DeAndre Thompkins’ Penn State Credo: “The Loudest Guy in the Room is the Weakest”
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DeAndre Thompkins’ Penn State Credo: “The Loudest Guy in the Room is the Weakest”
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Wide receiver/punt returner DeAndre Thompkins does things in a big way — but with a small voice. Big as in punt returns, where in 2017 his average of 13.3 yards per return was No. 5 in the country and tops in the Big Ten. [Read More]
New Penn State Coordinator Ricky Rahne Answers: ‘Whose Offense Is It, Anyway?’
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New Penn State Coordinator Ricky Rahne Answers: ‘Whose Offense Is It, Anyway?’
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“No matter who comes or who goes, it’s always going to be Penn State’s offense,” says Ricky Rahne. “It’s one of the beauties of this place and the Penn State football program: No one person is bigger than the program.” [Read More]
Penn State Football Q&A: Catching up with New WR Coach David Corley
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Penn State Football Q&A: Catching up with New WR Coach David Corley
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“With Juwan (Johnson), obviously you look at him and see his size. He has good short-space quickness for someone with that kind of length. He has strong hands,” wide receivers coach David Corley says. “With DeAndre (Thompkins), he’s extremely fast, with elite speed and quickness.” [Read More]
Tom Bradley: From LA to LA-trobe and the Pittsburgh Steelers
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Tom Bradley: From LA to LA-trobe and the Pittsburgh Steelers
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LATROBE — “You’re coaching for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest organizations in football history," Tom Bradley says. “For a guy who grew up around here — 30 miles down the road in Johnstown — it’s good to be back home.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Malik’s Golden Opportunity with the Steelers
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Penn State Football: Malik’s Golden Opportunity with the Steelers
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LATROBE — Malik Golden has taken a circuitous path here, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at Saint Vincent College, a 112-mile drive west of Beaver Stadium. While playing safety against the explosive Steelers’ offense during live drills, he has certainly looked at home. [Read More]
For Penn State Football, The End of Summer Camps Gives Way to Training Camp
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For Penn State Football, The End of Summer Camps Gives Way to Training Camp
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State football’s summer training camp starts in a few days. Sunday was a day in transition, perhaps even a line of demarcation. “I can’t wait for it to get here,” says defensive coordinator Brent Pry. [Read More]
How Many Former Penn State Football Players & Coaches are in NFL Camps?
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How Many Former Penn State Football Players & Coaches are in NFL Camps?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
NFL training camps opened this week, and over 60 former Penn State players and coaches are on NFL rosters and staffs. The tally includes 42 players — 14 rookies, plus 28 veterans — as well as 19 coaches who have Penn State ties. [Read More]
For Penn State & Big Ten Football Powers, Stability is the Key to Success
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For Penn State & Big Ten Football Powers, Stability is the Key to Success
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Although James Franklin lost a trio of key assistants, Saquon Barkley and countless defensive starters in the offseason, the infrastructure of his program — and the support system throughout the university — is still intact. [Read More]
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