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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 Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
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Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
70 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has a thing for quarterbacks. As coaches. No surprise there — after all, CJF was a QB himself. As it is, Penn State has five former quarterbacks on its full-time coaching staff. Darn good ones, too. [Read More]
Which Penn Stater in the NFL (Not Named Saquon) Will Make the Most in 2018?
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Which Penn Stater in the NFL (Not Named Saquon) Will Make the Most in 2018?
70 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Former Penn Staters Allen Robinson, at left ($15 million), Cameron Wake ($9.125 million), DaQuan Jones ($8 million) and Sean Lee ($7 million) are due big paydays in the NFL this season. [Read More]
Who Were the Winningest Penn State Teams in 2017-18?
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Who Were the Winningest Penn State Teams in 2017-18?
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Cael Sanderson’s wrestlers were Penn State’s biggest winners this past collegiate sports season. But women's volleyball, football, field hockey, women’s soccer and men’s basketball were impressive as well. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The (Sports) Science of a Friday Night at Illinois, Then a Whiteout vs. Ohio State
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Penn State Football: The (Sports) Science of a Friday Night at Illinois, Then a Whiteout vs. Ohio State
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s 10-day stretch in September that takes it from Friday Night Lights to a Beaver Stadium Whiteout is already on its head coach’s mind. [Read More]
James Franklin & Penn State: “With Recruiting We’ve Been on a Pretty Hot Stretch”
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James Franklin & Penn State: “With Recruiting We’ve Been on a Pretty Hot Stretch”
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
BETHLEHEM — “We’re making great progress,” the Nittany Lions head coach said here Thursday night. “The thing that I'm most proud of is that there’s such a buzz right now about Penn State football.” [Read More]
How Does Penn State Football Do Against the Point Spread?
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How Does Penn State Football Do Against the Point Spread?
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the past two seasons, Penn State covered the point spread almost three out out of four games. (Only Boise State did better.) Should we call them the Nittany Lines? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters
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Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Only a dozen of the 130 major college football head coaches in the country are black. James Franklin, says new verbal commit Devyn Ford, wants to be the first of that group to win a national championship. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
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Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I don’t want to be a program that every three or four years, we have a really good run,” pronounced James Franklin on the Coaches Caravan. “I want to be a program that can do it consistently. And there’s only a handful of programs that do that.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Inside James Franklin’s Battle for the Big Ten East
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Penn State Football: Inside James Franklin’s Battle for the Big Ten East
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“All animals are equal,” George Orwell wrote, “but some animals are more equal than others.” For the modern-day football team at what was once Farmers’ High School, that’s also true. An Ohio State or a Michigan is more important than an App State or a Kent State. Year-round. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Seeks Coaching Staff Stability
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Penn State Football: Franklin Seeks Coaching Staff Stability
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
WASHINGTON, D.C. — If assistant coaches “are leaving to become a coordinator, if they’re leaving to become head coaches, then that’s wonderful,” says James Franklin. “But at a Top 10 program like we are now, we shouldn’t be losing to programs with lateral moves.” [Read More]
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