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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 Leaders Voice National Championship Aspirations
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Penn State Football Leaders Voice National Championship Aspirations
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“We went to the Big Ten championship last year,” said fifth-year wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, “so we want to go to the College Football Playoffs and the national championship. That’s what we’re really thinking about.” [Read More]
The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Cael Sanderson on 'Gratitude'
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The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Cael Sanderson on 'Gratitude'
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Gratitude helps you remember why you got into this to begin with,” says Cael Sanderson. “It's not about being cool or winning for any other reason — like picking up Twitter followers or anything like that. Who cares about that?” [Read More]
The Word on Coaching: Penn State's James Franklin on 'Relationships'
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The Word on Coaching: Penn State's James Franklin on 'Relationships'
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
At the heart of the Nittany Lions' 2016 historic run, which was chock-full of comebacks, was their belief in themselves and James Franklin's message: Relationships matter. People matter. Team matters. [Read More]
The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Erica Dambach on 'Standards'
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The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Erica Dambach on 'Standards'
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I found the right balance and combination here,” say Erica Dambach, whose 2015 soccer team was national champ. “It presents challenges in its own right, in that there are high academic standards and expectations. But we also have the highest standard of athletics as well.” [Read More]
The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Guy Gadowsky on 'Environment'
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The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Guy Gadowsky on 'Environment'
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The locker room environment fostered by the coaching staff is what makes Penn State men’s ice hockey team so successful. But, the environments — plural, as in Pegula and the Hockey Valley crazies — also have a good bit to do with it. [Read More]
The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Char Morett-Curtiss on 'Heart'
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The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Char Morett-Curtiss on 'Heart'
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Even after 500 victories as a collegiate field hockey head coach and an All-American two-sport playing career at Penn State that produced 175 goals, for Char it's always been about the heartfelt joy — and occasionally heartache — that comes with the ride. [Read More]
The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Russ Rose on 'Commitment'
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The Word on Coaching: Penn State's Russ Rose on 'Commitment'
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Russ Rose, who has won seven national titles, is perpetually demanding, innovative yet old school, consistently and boldly candid, intensely loyal, hilariously and dryly funny, occasionally dogmatic and frequently brilliant. And that's on a good day. [Read More]
The Word on Coaching; A Penn State Series... Sandy Barbour on 'Why?'
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The Word on Coaching; A Penn State Series... Sandy Barbour on 'Why?'
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State A.D. Sandy Barbour kicks off a seven-part series that features original interviews with a Mount Rushmore plus two of current PSU coaching greats: Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson, Char Morett-Curtiss, Guy Gadwosky, Erica Dambach and James Franklin. [Read More]
James Franklin's Formula for Penn State Football: Passion + Perseverance
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James Franklin's Formula for Penn State Football: Passion + Perseverance
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
"Grit is passion and perseverance for achieving very long-term goals," says TedTalker Angela Lee Duckworth. "Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future day-in and day-out...And working really hard to make that future a reality." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin's Plans for Changes in Summer Practice & Winter Signings
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Penn State Football: Franklin's Plans for Changes in Summer Practice & Winter Signings
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The disappearance of two-a-days and the appearance of two national signing days have altered the way James Franklin & Co. will do business. [Read More]
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