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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

Okoli and Latimore Return to Penn State to Work Out Their NFL Dreams
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Okoli and Latimore Return to Penn State to Work Out Their NFL Dreams
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Former Penn State teammates Chima Okoli and Eric Latimore came close to playing in the NFL last season, but didn't make the final cut. They did learn one thing: They want another chance. And at a combined 154 inches and 595 pounds, they want it in a big way. [Read More]
Penn State Football Continues to Change…And You Can Quote Them On It
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Penn State Football Continues to Change…And You Can Quote Them On It
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The lesson of change is being learned, constantly and often painfully, by followers of Penn State over the past year -- and change. It's a lesson taught by Greek thinker Heraclitus and reinforced by modern-day philosophers Bob Dylan in 1964, David Bowie in 1972 and Bill O’Brien in 2013. [Read More]
O'Brien and Paterno: The NFL, Power and the Face of Penn State
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O'Brien and Paterno: The NFL, Power and the Face of Penn State
107 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A head football coach testing the waters of the NFL, wielding power and influence in the athletic department, and serving as the face of The Pennsylvania State University? Bill O’Brien meet Joe Paterno. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Business of Keeping Bill O’Brien
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Penn State Football: The Business of Keeping Bill O’Brien
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As a business decision for Penn State, it was too risky to find out if Bill O'Brien would leave. He held almost all of the cards. If he left, labor (players) might quit. The product could suffer. PR damage could be brutal. The brand could be sullied even more. Sales could continue to drop... [Read More]
Penn State Football: As Recruits Prep to Start Classes, O’Brien’s Name Linked to NFL
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Penn State Football: As Recruits Prep to Start Classes, O’Brien’s Name Linked to NFL
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
So, you are getting worried about all those reports the NFL is interested in Penn State’s Bill O’Brien? Imagine if you're a Nittany Lion football recruit enrolling early – with Penn State spring semester classes beginning next Monday, Jan. 7? [Read More]
Penn State Football’s 2011 Coaching Search: Where Are They Now?
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Penn State Football’s 2011 Coaching Search: Where Are They Now?
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In late December 2011, Penn State’s next head football coach was going to be Tom Bradley or Brian Norwood. Or NFLers Greg Roman, Tom Clements or Mike Munchak. Or somebody else. Here's what happened in the year since they didn't fit The Bill. [Read More]
Penn State Football Finals Week: Bill O’Brien’s 8 Traits of a Great Teacher
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Penn State Football Finals Week: Bill O’Brien’s 8 Traits of a Great Teacher
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Bill O’Brien did his masters work as an assistant on the practice fields of Brown, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Duke. But he got his Ph.D. in football under that nutty professor, Bill Belichick. “It’s not what I know,” says O'Brien. “It’s what the players know.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Bill the Re-Builder - What Can O’Brien Do at Quarterback Without a Deep Bench?
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Penn State Football: Bill the Re-Builder - What Can O’Brien Do at Quarterback Without a Deep Bench?
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Jake Waters has evaporated. And while Brady is Brady in New England no matter who's his coach, the true measure of a man – in this case, Bill O’Brien – is Thaddeus Lewis. And George Godsey and A.J. Suggs. And yes, Matt McGloin. [Read More]
Thursday Announcement Set for Penn State Football's Bridge Over QB Troubles — Waters? Thursday Announcement Set for Penn State Football's Bridge Over QB Troubles — Waters?
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Thursday. That’s when Iowa Western Community College quarterback Jake Waters will announce if he will attend Penn State or Kansas State. PSU head coach Bill O'Brien was in Iowa on Monday, making a final pitch to the signal-caller who threw for 67 TDs in two seasons. [Read More]
Penn State Football's Juco QB Recruit is  All A-Twitter About Kansas State Penn State Football's Juco QB Recruit is All A-Twitter About Kansas State
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Jake Waters, a prolific junior college quarterback targeted by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien, twice Tweeted over the weekend about his affinity for the KState Wildcats. For Iowa Western C.C., Waters threw for 292 yards a game, with 39 touchdown passes. [Read More]
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