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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979. He is a senior lecturer in Penn State's College of Communications and teaches a pair of classes in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism: “Sports Writing” and “Introduction to the Sports Industry.” He created and taught for several years the Center’s course on “Joe Paterno, Communications and The Media.” 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: Bill O’Brien Returns to His Home Turf in New England Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien Returns to His Home Turf in New England
107 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
O'Brien returned to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., where he spent five years rising through Bill Belichick’s ranks before taking the Penn State head coaching job. Here are excerpts of and links to three interviews O'Brien did over the weekend in New England. [Read More]
Zordich, Mauti Prep Elevator Speeches for Penn State Football's NFL Pro Day
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Zordich, Mauti Prep Elevator Speeches for Penn State Football's NFL Pro Day
107 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The leaders of the 2012 Nittany Lions enter Monday's NFL Pro Day on campus in two distinctly different situations, but they are unified in their message to what they hope will be their post-graduate employer: We're ready to play. [Read More]
For Penn State Football's NFL Pro Day, Matt McGloin Scouts Matt McGloin
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For Penn State Football's NFL Pro Day, Matt McGloin Scouts Matt McGloin
107 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With NFL scouts poised for Monday's session, who better to provide a scouting report on quarterback Matt McGloin than McGloin himself – apropos, in part, because whenever his playing days are over, McG plans on putting his PSU degree to use as a sports broadcaster. [Read More]
Penn State Football: ESPN’s Ron Jaworski Breaks Down O’Brien’s Success
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Penn State Football: ESPN’s Ron Jaworski Breaks Down O’Brien’s Success
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Former NFL quarterback and respected analyst Ron Jaworksi has been a supporter of Bill O'Brien's back to the Penn State head coach's days with the Patriots. Jaws, who is also the president of the Maxwell Football Club, assesses O'Brien's first year at PSU. [Read More]
Penn State Football Atlantic City Notebook: O’Brien Confirms Caravan, Squad Size and Getting His Irish Up
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Penn State Football Atlantic City Notebook: O’Brien Confirms Caravan, Squad Size and Getting His Irish Up
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Bill O'Brien confirmed that he will hit the road again this spring for a reprise of Penn State's Coaches Caravan, and also said that the Nittany Lion roster heading into spring practice is set at 93 players. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien Offers Insight on Medical Staff Changes
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Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien Offers Insight on Medical Staff Changes
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - “I was hired to basically observe the program and do things within the program from my and the coaching staff’s perspective,” O’Brien said Friday. “That’s what Dr. Joyner and Rod Erickson had me do from the day I was hired, and that’s what I’ve done." [Read More]
Penn State Football: O’Brien Outkicking, Outlasting His Media Coverage
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Penn State Football: O’Brien Outkicking, Outlasting His Media Coverage
109 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In his 414-day short but productive tenure as Penn State’s head coach, Bill O’Brien has outlasted a key portion of the Nittany Lion football beat. Odd days indeed when the job of being the coach of America's most scrutinized program is more stable than covering said coach. [Read More]
Penn State Football, Pennsylvania and Bill O’Brien: The Ties That Bind
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Penn State Football, Pennsylvania and Bill O’Brien: The Ties That Bind
109 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
What a dinner at Penn State's Shenango campus and a chamber of commerce breakfast in Carlisle taught us about the Nittany Lions' head football coach -- and what he learned about being sartorially generous [Read More]
For Starters in 2013, Penn State Football Has 23 Leaders
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For Starters in 2013, Penn State Football Has 23 Leaders
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Year of the Senior is Over. Penn State returns almost two dozen players who own a career start, and from texts to position changes, the Nittany Lions' size and substance of leadership for 2013 is already taking shape. [Read More]
Bill O’Brien’s 6 Principles of Penn State Football
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Bill O’Brien’s 6 Principles of Penn State Football
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State football's mission statement is heavy on team, performance and expectations. O’Brien shared the meat and potatoes of his coaching philosophy with a large body of AFCA coaches in Nashville. They ate it up. [Read More]
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