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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

For Penn State Football, The End of Summer Camps Gives Way to Training Camp
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For Penn State Football, The End of Summer Camps Gives Way to Training Camp
64 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State football’s summer training camp starts in a few days. Sunday was a day in transition, perhaps even a line of demarcation. “I can’t wait for it to get here,” says defensive coordinator Brent Pry. [Read More]
How Many Former Penn State Football Players & Coaches are in NFL Camps?
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How Many Former Penn State Football Players & Coaches are in NFL Camps?
65 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
NFL training camps opened this week, and over 60 former Penn State players and coaches are on NFL rosters and staffs. The tally includes 42 players — 14 rookies, plus 28 veterans — as well as 19 coaches who have Penn State ties. [Read More]
For Penn State & Big Ten Football Powers, Stability is the Key to Success
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For Penn State & Big Ten Football Powers, Stability is the Key to Success
65 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Although James Franklin lost a trio of key assistants, Saquon Barkley and countless defensive starters in the offseason, the infrastructure of his program — and the support system throughout the university — is still intact. [Read More]
Six Lessons Joe Moorhead Can Teach Us About Penn State Football in 2018
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Six Lessons Joe Moorhead Can Teach Us About Penn State Football in 2018
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From coaching and scheming to Trace McSorley and running, a look at the Nittany Lions’ offense and mindset through the lens of its former offensive coordinator. [Read More]
Penn State Football: How the Big Ten Has Changed Since Meyer & Franklin Arrived
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Penn State Football: How the Big Ten Has Changed Since Meyer & Franklin Arrived
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Urban and I had a pretty good conversation about this at the Big Ten meetings in Arizona,” James Franklin said. “It was about how the league has changed from when he first got here to now. It’s interesting, but that’s what has made it so exciting.” [Read More]
Penn State's To Tell the Truth: Tommy Stevens Isn’t Sure Where He’s Playing, Either
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Penn State's To Tell the Truth: Tommy Stevens Isn’t Sure Where He’s Playing, Either
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Will Stevens be the talented back-up quarterback to a Heisman Trophy candidate? Or will he be The Lion, a pass-catch-run triple-threat playing a potentially potent position concocted by head coach James Franklin? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Can Blake Gillikin Punt, Kickoff AND Kick Field Goals?
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Penn State Football: Can Blake Gillikin Punt, Kickoff AND Kick Field Goals?
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“If I’m needed, I’d love to do it,” says the Nittany Lions’ stellar punter who as a high school senior made 54 consecutive PATS and field goals from 52, 53 and 56 yards. [Read More]
Penn State Football: What’s Changed in the Secondary? Certainly Not John Reid
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Penn State Football: What’s Changed in the Secondary? Certainly Not John Reid
68 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Gone are four vets to the NFL. In their place are 11 guys in the secondary who weren’t even on the Penn State roster the last time Reid played — in the Rose Bowl. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Theories Behind (and in Front of) Miles Sanders
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Penn State Football: The Theories Behind (and in Front of) Miles Sanders
68 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Being Miles Sanders means being Miles Davis, finally getting in the flow, running vertically in big chunks, and learning how to catch from JuJu and Dre. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Road to the 2018 Playoffs Runs Through Beaver Stadium
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Penn State Football’s Road to the 2018 Playoffs Runs Through Beaver Stadium
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions’ home schedule looks to be its toughest in a long time, with the likes — and dislikes — of Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin. [Read More]
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