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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: Which Offense Will Emerge in 2019?
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Penn State Football: Which Offense Will Emerge in 2019?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Which one is Penn State’s offense? a.) Pounded Idaho and Buffalo (second half) for 117 points and 948 yards in six quarters. OR b.) Struggled against Pitt and Buffalo (first half), scoring 24 points and gaining 471 yards in six quarters. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lots to Like About Sean Clifford…But It’s Just the Start
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Penn State Football: Lots to Like About Sean Clifford…But It’s Just the Start
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Quarterback Sean Clifford is The Guy. 3-0 as a starter, with no picks, and developing into the latest version of the Lion King of the Long Ball. But he's not without his flaws, as Cliff himself quick admit. [Read More]
A Nardoozy of a Call: What Nittany Lions, Franklin Had to Say
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A Nardoozy of a Call: What Nittany Lions, Franklin Had to Say
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
What was Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi thinking on that fourth-and-1 call in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Penn State-Pitt game? Or, was he thinking at all? Here’s what Penn State's players and head coach thought — as well as Narduzzi himself. [Read More]
What the Penn State-Pitt Series Meant to Me Back in 1982...and Still Does
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What the Penn State-Pitt Series Meant to Me Back in 1982...and Still Does
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
There were long lines of cars. It was cold. Pattee was big. The Nittany Lions beat Pitt. And we ate dinner at The Tavern. "This is Penn State," my Uncle Hal kept repeating to his three little nephews as he dragged them around for one, very long Penn State-filled day back in 1972. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Philosophy Behind Fixing Franklin’s Running Game
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Penn State Football: The Philosophy Behind Fixing Franklin’s Running Game
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Let’s run this one right down right now: On October 19 and 26, and on November 23 Penn State will need to run the football. Effectively. And often. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Long & Short of Saturday Night’s Drives
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Penn State Football: The Long & Short of Saturday Night’s Drives
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Buffalo shuffled. And once the Nittany Lions got untracked, they made a multitude of quick and flashy Penn Statements. Penn State’s average scoring drive took just 3.7 plays to go 51.5 yards in 66.3 seconds. [Read More]
Penn State Football: There’s No Buffaloing Franklin…Bison Alum Pry’s His Guy
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Penn State Football: There’s No Buffaloing Franklin…Bison Alum Pry’s His Guy
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A prominent alum of Penn State’s opponent on Saturday is a big reason for James Franklin’s success, 70 victories into his ninth season a head coach.: That would Brent Pry, University of Buffalo, Class of 1993. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Biggest Test in Early 2019? Penn State
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Penn State Football’s Biggest Test in Early 2019? Penn State
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Our first defense is the best defense I have ever seen,” says running back Journey Brown, who scored two TDs vs. Idaho. “Playing against our defense is so fast. When we see defenses like this (Idaho), it slows down for us. It’s not as challenging.” [Read More]
Penn State, Gross-Matos Top Week 1 NCAA Rankings
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Penn State, Gross-Matos Top Week 1 NCAA Rankings
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After mashing Idaho 79-7, Penn State dominates the NCAA’s Week 1 major college football statistical rankings, ranking No. 1 in eight different categories. Nittany Lion defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos ranks No. 1 in sacks. [Read More]
Penn State’s 79-7 Blowout of Idaho: This Spud’s for You
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Penn State’s 79-7 Blowout of Idaho: This Spud’s for You
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The easy thing to do after Penn State’s full-on 79-7 blowout of Idaho is to make light of Idaho, a half-baked FCS team that was clearly outmanned. And to note that we should have seen this coming... [Read More]
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