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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: The Long, Slade and Shorter of the 2020 Transfer Portal
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Penn State Football: The Long, Slade and Shorter of the 2020 Transfer Portal
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Ricky Slade and Justin Shorter had such promise. (Still do.) Potential was their middle name. They were No. 1’s in their states and either No. 1 or No. 2 at their position in the country, according to ESPN and 247Sports. What happened? [Read More]
Can Sean Clifford Lead Penn State to the Playoffs? New OC Kirk Ciarrocca Says Yes
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Can Sean Clifford Lead Penn State to the Playoffs? New OC Kirk Ciarrocca Says Yes
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Yes,” says Penn State’s new offensive coordinator. “I don’t see why not, right? ...I’ll know better after we go through spring ball and training camp together. But I don’t see why not. He has a lot of talent, a lot of ability.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin’s Top 9 Hiring Tips
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Penn State Football: James Franklin’s Top 9 Hiring Tips
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As a head coach, James Franklin has had to hire 26 assistant coaches. What’s his most valuable tool? Networking. Here’s a look at the best Franklin Formulas of the past decade for staying linked in and finding the right fit. [Read More]
Penn State’s Matt McGloin to Make His XFL Debut: ‘It’s Perfect Timing’
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Penn State’s Matt McGloin to Make His XFL Debut: ‘It’s Perfect Timing’
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“If you look back at my career, I’ve always been around when the time is right,” says Matt McGloin, starting at quarterback for the XFL’s New York Guardians this weekend. “Now, for me, this is a way to compete again. And hopefully have fun doing it.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Now Third-Longest Tenured Big Ten Head Coach
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Penn State Football: Franklin Now Third-Longest Tenured Big Ten Head Coach
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With the retirement of Mark Dantonio at Michigan State, James Franklin is No. 3 in longevity among current head football coaches in the Big Ten. Dantonio’s successor will be the 35th Big Ten head coach since Franklin was hired. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Next Defensive Line Coach: 15 Names to Know
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Penn State Football’s Next Defensive Line Coach: 15 Names to Know
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Where there was a wonderful feeling of Chaos for a decade for James Franklin, there is now a bit of chaos of another kind. Who is going to replace Sean Spencer as Penn State’s defensive line coach? [Read More]
Penn State Football: How New Assistant Hires Stack Up with the Big Ten
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Penn State Football: How New Assistant Hires Stack Up with the Big Ten
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In 2020, Jim Harbaugh will have almost as many 2014 James Franklin assistants at Michigan (two) as Franklin does at Penn State (three), now that Bob Shoop has been added to the U-M staff. Both staffs also have one former Nittany Lion co-captain. [Read More]
21 Things to Know About Penn State Football’s New WR Coach Taylor Stubblefield
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21 Things to Know About Penn State Football’s New WR Coach Taylor Stubblefield
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Taylor Stubblefield is James Franklin’s third coaching hire this offseason, all on offense. In his 14 seasons as a WR coach, Stubbenfield has been almost everywhere. Let us count the places...and ways and whyfors. [Read More]
Dear John Urschel: Here's a CFP Selection Primer for You...and Penn State
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Dear John Urschel: Here's a CFP Selection Primer for You...and Penn State
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A memo to the newest member of the College Football Playoff Committee, former Nittany Lion John Urschel, including some stats on the historical — and occasional hysterical — info the CFP has used when picking teams since 2014. [Read More]
Penn State Football No. 2 in Home Attendance in 2019, But Ticket Revenue Still Lags
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Penn State Football No. 2 in Home Attendance in 2019, But Ticket Revenue Still Lags
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For the second year in a row Michigan and Penn State ranked 1-2 in home game ticket sales. PSU’s challenge? A better ROI, which explains recent hikes in ticket prices and corresponding donations. [Read More]
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