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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’s James Franklin Takes a Seat at His Own Presser to Watch Maryland-Ohio State
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Penn State’s James Franklin Takes a Seat at His Own Presser to Watch Maryland-Ohio State
55 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — After his team defeated Rutgers 20-7 here, James Franklin watched the end of regulation of the Ohio State-Maryland nail-biter with a room full of reporters. Here's how it came about. [Read More]
Penn State: What Happened to James Franklin’s Rutgers, Rutgers, Rutgers?
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Penn State: What Happened to James Franklin’s Rutgers, Rutgers, Rutgers?
55 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For the second consecutive week, James Franklin did not Tweet out his upcoming opponent in repetitive fashion. Where is the Penn State head coach’s weekly Opponent Tweet Repeat — is it MIA or RIP? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Tommy Stevens is (Still) an Enigma
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Penn State Football: Tommy Stevens is (Still) an Enigma
56 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It’s been 75 games — and counting — since Penn State's starting quarterback was not named Christian Hackenberg or Trace McSorley. Is Tommy Stevens next in Lion? [Read More]
Penn State’s Offense Pays its IOU & Proves Possession is 9/10th of the Law
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Penn State’s Offense Pays its IOU & Proves Possession is 9/10th of the Law
56 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State had its first- and third-longest scoring drives of 2018, and held onto the ball longer than any other game this season to limit Wisconsin to just 57 plays on the Nittany Lions’ way to a 22-10 victory in Beaver Stadium. [Read More]
Lately, Penn State is Lacking Complementary Football & RPO Compliments
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Lately, Penn State is Lacking Complementary Football & RPO Compliments
56 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
All is not OK with Penn State’s RPO, which James Franklin admitted “was one of my big concerns going to this offense — to make sure we did enough of those other things, so that when you’re playing a team like Wisconsin and you never see that from our own offense.” [Read More]
Penn State Football & Being Elite: When No Moorhead is Less
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Penn State Football & Being Elite: When No Moorhead is Less
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Joe Moorhead turned over the keys to the RPO car to Ricky Rahne, and it seems clear that in crunch time and with less-experienced players, Rahne is still getting adjusted to what was, in essence, a Lamborghini. [Read More]
After Michigan, Penn State Players Unsure of What to Make of Losses
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After Michigan, Penn State Players Unsure of What to Make of Losses
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Penn State's 42-7 loss to Michigan here is its third in five games, dropping its five-year record against its Big Three Big Ten East division foes to 3-12. What's going on? Not even the players know. [Read More]
Penn State vs. Michigan: Brent Pry is the “Other” Defensive Coordinator
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Penn State vs. Michigan: Brent Pry is the “Other” Defensive Coordinator
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The spotlight may be on Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown this week, but don't sleep on PSU D-coordinator Brent Pry, says veteran cornerback John Reid: “Coach Pry is 100% effort — hungry and humble all at the same time. Constantly coaching hard-nosed football.” [Read More]
Since ‘16 Loss at Michigan, Only Penn State & Oklahoma are Without a Double-Digit Defeat
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Since ‘16 Loss at Michigan, Only Penn State & Oklahoma are Without a Double-Digit Defeat
58 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since Penn State’s last visit to The Big House, where it lost 49-10 on Sept. 24, 2016, PSU and Oklahoma are the only major college football teams to have not lost a game by double-digits. [Read More]
McSorley One Win Away from Record for Penn State Starting Quarterbacks, Talks Injuries
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McSorley One Win Away from Record for Penn State Starting Quarterbacks, Talks Injuries
58 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Nittany Lion quarterback Trace McSorley’s next victory will tie him for the all-time PSU record for wins by a starting QB, giving him 29 along with Todd Blackledge, Chuck Fusina and Tony Sacca. [Read More]
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