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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979. He is a senior lecturer in Penn State's College of Communications and teaches a pair of classes in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism: “Sports Writing” and “Introduction to the Sports Industry.” He created and taught for several years the Center’s course on “Joe Paterno, Communications and The Media.” 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: Al Golden Sidesteps Coaching Search Questions on Miami Radio Penn State Football: Al Golden Sidesteps Coaching Search Questions on Miami Radio
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
On the day after a job offer never came, Al Golden began his Manic Monday by refusing to directly address whether he interviewed with Penn State over the weekend about its vacant football head coach position: “I'm not a candidate. I’m excited to be here." [Read More]
Penn State Football: About The Golden Moment… Al's Heart Hasn't Changed
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Penn State Football: About The Golden Moment… Al's Heart Hasn't Changed
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With a presser and a coaches' meeting scheduled for Monday, Al Golden was under the gun. He wanted to be the head football coach at Penn State. To accept an offer, Golden had to be asked. Penn State, faced with its own timetable, wasn't ready to extend an offer. It may not be over... [Read More]
Penn State Football Coaching Search: As Of Sunday, The Plane Truth Penn State Football Coaching Search: As Of Sunday, The Plane Truth
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The search committee tasked with finding Penn State’s next head football coach left University Park Airport on Saturday morning bound for South Florida. As of Sunday morning, the committee has yet to return to State College. Could it be in Nashville to interview James Franklin and/or Mike Munchak? [Read More]
Penn State Football: What Al Golden’s PSU Coaching Staff Might Look Like
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Penn State Football: What Al Golden’s PSU Coaching Staff Might Look Like
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
If Al Golden is named head coach at his alma mater, he'll need to hire nine assistant coaches. Don't worry: Al knows who to call. Since graduating from Penn State in 1991, Golden has made seven stops in six locations -- so he has a smart phone full of contacts. [Read More]
Penn State Football Coaching Search: What Will Bill O'Brien Tell James Franklin?
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Penn State Football Coaching Search: What Will Bill O'Brien Tell James Franklin?
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Vanderbilt's James Franklin, a possible candidate for the Penn State head coach's job, was an assistant at Maryland. And such, he has a former Terp co-worker who is uniquely qualified to tell Franklin what coaching at PSU is all about these days. That guy's name? Bill O'Brien. [Read More]
Analysis: Penn State Athletic Director Formally Announces Bill O'Brien's Resignation
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Analysis: Penn State Athletic Director Formally Announces Bill O'Brien's Resignation
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman, Ben Jones, Steve Bauer
Penn State AD David Joyner holds a news conference to talk about Bill O'Brien's departure and the search for a new head football coach. StateCollege.com sports reporter Ben Jones and columnist Mike Poorman break down the story in our video report. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Committee's Search for New Coach Has Already Started Penn State Football: Committee's Search for New Coach Has Already Started
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State has a six-person search committee, a five-coach wish list and the guarantee of a $6.7 million check for the buyout of Bill O’Brien’s contract. Now, PSU hopes all that search sense and new dollars add up to its 16th head football coach in 128 years and fourth in 27 months. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Day After, Stan Hixon and Three PSU Coaching Staffs
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Penn State Football: The Day After, Stan Hixon and Three PSU Coaching Staffs
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For the Nittany Lions' recent football coaching staffs, Wednesday should have been recorded in time-lapse photography: The past met the recent present which is now newly past met the past, present and future. Stan Hixon and Larry Johnson were in the middle of it. [Read More]
Penn State Football Coaching Search: Al Golden, Jim Caldwell, Mike Munchak Top Wish List of Candidates
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Penn State Football Coaching Search: Al Golden, Jim Caldwell, Mike Munchak Top Wish List of Candidates
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Head coaching experience and Penn State ties are expected to be two primary attributes of candidates seeking to succeed the departed Bill O'Brien. Look for the search to commence and conclude quickly, far quicker than the 40-day search that yielded O'Brien in 2012. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Joe Paterno, Bill O’Brien and the Lasch Building
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Penn State Football: Joe Paterno, Bill O’Brien and the Lasch Building
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It is 10 p.m. Monday night. All is calm outside Lasch Building, all its stairwell lights bright. #ONETEAM in two-foot high letters can be clearly seen through the second floor windows of Lasch, headquarters of the Penn State football team. No one is home. #Irony. [Read More]
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