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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: Why Play-caller Ricky Rahne (Probably) Won’t Read This Story
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Penn State Football: Why Play-caller Ricky Rahne (Probably) Won’t Read This Story
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Ricky Rahne, Penn State’s second-year play-caller, saw the good, the bad and the ugly in 2018. And that was just on social media. Four games in, he had seen enough. So, just wins and 222 points into last season, he went cold turkey on the internet. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Windsor Sees a Big 2019 Brewing…and that Means No Beer
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Penn State Football: Windsor Sees a Big 2019 Brewing…and that Means No Beer
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Going into this season, my senior year, I feel that people know a lot more about me — which is exciting for me,” says Rob Windsor said. “I have high goals for myself this year. I’d like to be the best defensive tackle in the country.” [Read More]
The Man Behind BTN's 'Enhanced' Replay of the 2013 Penn State-Michigan Classic
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The Man Behind BTN's 'Enhanced' Replay of the 2013 Penn State-Michigan Classic
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
If there’s anyone who appreciates both the cinematic and heart-felt appeals of Penn State’s classic four-overtime victory over Michigan in 2013, it has to be Rob Michel. [Read More]
Penn State Football WR Q&A: Four Downs with Jahan Dotson & Justin Shorter
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Penn State Football WR Q&A: Four Downs with Jahan Dotson & Justin Shorter
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s wunderkind wide receivers open up about the lessons of last season, their scouting reports on the PSU QBs (and each other), and their goals for 2019. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Wading Through James Franklin’s Biggest Coaching Challenge of 2019
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Penn State Football: Wading Through James Franklin’s Biggest Coaching Challenge of 2019
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
To walk a mile in James Franklin’s Nikes for 2019 we only have to watch practice the other day and witness his interaction with two of the five five-stars he has recruited since he came to PSU: the enigmatic Lamont Wade and Micah Parsons (photo, left). James has his hands full. [Read More]
Penn State Football Goes Back to Work: How Much Does Everyone Get Paid?
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Penn State Football Goes Back to Work: How Much Does Everyone Get Paid?
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State football goes back to work on Friday. It’s the first official day of summer camp. It will be hard work, to be sure. But over the past three seasons, the pay-off has been big. So has the payday — for coaches, staffers and players alike. [Read More]
The Young & the Restless: Inside Penn State Football’s 2019 Quarterback Room
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The Young & the Restless: Inside Penn State Football’s 2019 Quarterback Room
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The players who will comprise the Penn State quarterback room in 2019 — along with their mentor, O-coordinator and position coach, Ricky Rahne — will be the Nittany Lions’ most scrutinized unit this coming season. By far. [Read More]
Penn State Football: What to Make of Beaver Stadium’s Future — and When?
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Penn State Football: What to Make of Beaver Stadium’s Future — and When?
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It could be until the 2024 season until we see a completed and new and improved Beaver Stadium. Maybe even 2025, if you want to be Hokie about it. And the price tag could begin at $100 million — or two. [Read More]
Penn State’s Quarterback Battle: What Will Levis Has to Say
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Penn State’s Quarterback Battle: What Will Levis Has to Say
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Witness this little nugget from Will Levis about Tommy Stevens’ departure: “...it came down to how excited I was for this year, knowing that my approach will stay the same — but, in reality, my opportunities will be a lot more vast than if he had stayed.” [Read More]
Will Penn State’s Defense Have to Carry Its Offense In 2019?
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Will Penn State’s Defense Have to Carry Its Offense In 2019?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin is bringing John Reid (left), Cam Brown and Blake Gillikin to the Big Ten Media Days for good reason: Defense will be the core of the Nittany Lions in 2019. [Read More]
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