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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: Expect Cam Brown to End LBU’s NFL Draft Drought
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Penn State Football: Expect Cam Brown to End LBU’s NFL Draft Drought
60 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I look for Cam to have a really big senior year for us,” says Brent Pry, Penn State’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, who thinks Brown will be the leader of the PSU defense this fall. “I would think he’s stepped into that role.” [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Most Important Ingredient in 2019
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Penn State Football’s Most Important Ingredient in 2019
60 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The key now, for James Franklin & Co., is not who is gone. It is who remains. And who will lead? That’s the challenge of youth, says tight end Pat Freiermuth (pictured): “Definitely the leadership roles. We’re inexperienced.” [Read More]
What are the Odds of James Franklin Sharing Penn State Injury Reports in 2019?
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What are the Odds of James Franklin Sharing Penn State Injury Reports in 2019?
61 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As more states legalize sports betting — Pennsylvania is already there — the odds of a weekly availability report being instituted for college football by the NCAA continue to increase. That includes the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Items for James Franklin’s Summer Checklist
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Penn State Football: Five Items for James Franklin’s Summer Checklist
61 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Penn State head coach’s to-do list: Find new captains, shore up the recruiting staff, acclimate his new assistants, work with a new boss and raise money. Lots of it. [Read More]
Penn State’s Class of 2014 Had Equal Shots at the NFL Draft & Transferring
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Penn State’s Class of 2014 Had Equal Shots at the NFL Draft & Transferring
62 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In raw numbers, the 25 freshmen in Penn State’s Class of 2014 had almost an equal chance of getting drafted by the NFL (32%) as they did transferring from Penn State before their eligibility was up (28%). [Read More]
Developing Trend: In 2018-19, Penn State is No. 5 for NFL Draft Picks
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Developing Trend: In 2018-19, Penn State is No. 5 for NFL Draft Picks
62 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A dozen Nittany Lions were selected in the past two NFL Drafts, second-most to Ohio State in the Big Ten Conference and the best showing by Penn State in consecutive drafts since the 1995-96 drafts. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Sean Clifford: He Too Shall Pass
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Penn State Football’s Sean Clifford: He Too Shall Pass
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Sean Clifford doesn’t want the football. At least not for any extended period of time. Which is kind of odd to hear from a Penn State quarterback, considering how QB-centric Penn State’s RPO offense was the past three years. [Read More]
State High QB Tommy Friberg Now Headed to Penn State Instead of Michigan
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State High QB Tommy Friberg Now Headed to Penn State Instead of Michigan
64 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
All-state State High quarterback Tommy Friberg has called an audible. After announcing in February that he would attend Michigan as a preferred walk-on at quarterback, Friberg has confirmed that he is now headed to Penn State this fall to play tight end. [Read More]
Penn State Football: No Coaches Caravan in 2019
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Penn State Football: No Coaches Caravan in 2019
64 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The caravan ran from 2012-2015, took a break in 2016, and resumed with a limited schedule in 2017-18. With headliners Bill O’Brien and then James Franklin, the caravan made 69 stops and covered 8,588 miles. [Read More]
James Franklin is No Closer to Answering Penn State’s No. 1 Question: Who is the No. 1 Quarterback?
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James Franklin is No Closer to Answering Penn State’s No. 1 Question: Who is the No. 1 Quarterback?
64 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Obviously,” James Franklin said on Saturday, “Tommy’s situation puts us in a tough spot because he had an injury that made it difficult. Obviously, we want to name the starter as soon as we possibly can. But, but, we’re not ready to do that right now.” [Read More]
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