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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979 -- the past seven seasons for StateCollege.com. 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

A Reboot of Penn State Football for James Franklin Starts on Friday
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A Reboot of Penn State Football for James Franklin Starts on Friday
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions are finally James Franklin’s Team. Gone are the days when he had to share the Penn State stage with Christian Hackenberg, Bob Shoop and the NCAA Sanctions. [Read More]
For Penn State’s Receivers, the Moorhead’s the Merrier
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For Penn State’s Receivers, the Moorhead’s the Merrier
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The last time Penn State saw a wide receiving corps this deep was nine seasons ago. The last time new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead saw a receiving corps this deep was in the Bronx in 2013. Or was it 2012 or 2014? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Fordham’s Star Quarterback Unlocks the Secrets to Joe Moorhead’s Offense
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Penn State Football: Fordham’s Star Quarterback Unlocks the Secrets to Joe Moorhead’s Offense
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
To know what Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley might do in new coordinator Joe Moorhead’s offense, it’s important to know who Michael Nebrich is and what he did in high school and under Moorhead at Fordham. [Read More]
Penn State’s Franklin Now a Veteran Among Big Ten Coaches
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Penn State’s Franklin Now a Veteran Among Big Ten Coaches
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since 2010, 11 of the 14 Big Ten football teams have had multiple head coaches – in fact, the average stay for a head coach at those schools has been 2.8 years. That’s what happens when your teams are below average. Or worse. [Read More]
Penn State Football: What Made The Coaches Caravan Great
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Penn State Football: What Made The Coaches Caravan Great
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Some of the richest, most candid comments and insights would emerge on the Caravan trail -- James Franklin talking about his upbringing, Bill O’Brien sharing his dreams for Penn State football. [Read More]
Who Will Lead Penn State’s Defense in 2016? His Name Rings a Bell
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Who Will Lead Penn State’s Defense in 2016? His Name Rings a Bell
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Despite the (NFL) Combined play of the Nittany Lions’ defensive front, Brandon Bell to the rescue happened more than you think in 2015. And as the senior leader of the defense in 2016, it will have to happen even more often this fall. [Read More]
O’Brien & Hackenberg: Memories of Their Year Together at Penn State
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O’Brien & Hackenberg: Memories of Their Year Together at Penn State
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
One day at practice, O’Brien grabbed Hackenberg’s right ankle with one hand and his left with the other. Then he literally walked the QB through the first two steps of his drop. It was the kind of literal hands-on coaching that O’Brien loved and under which Hackenberg thrived. [Read More]
For Penn State Football Veterans, Hosting THON Kids ‘Kind of Humbles Guys’
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For Penn State Football Veterans, Hosting THON Kids ‘Kind of Humbles Guys’
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It let’s guys know that although this is what we do 24/7, it’s not who we are,” says linebacker Brandon Bell said. “Giving back is what it’s all about. Seeing these kids smile is what it’s all about.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Why New D-coordinator Brent Pry Likes Joe Moorhead’s Offense
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Penn State Football: Why New D-coordinator Brent Pry Likes Joe Moorhead’s Offense
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“The excitement is because a lot of what coach Moorhead is bringing with this offense is what we already see” in the Big Ten, said Pry. “It will give us a chance to put some of our ideas to the test.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Can Saquon & Sanders Work? History Says Yes
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Penn State Football: Can Saquon & Sanders Work? History Says Yes
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With Penn State’s 1969 and 1993 seasons, as well as the Warner-Moore and Dozier-Thomas tandems, as a guide, it’s the (Joe) Moorhead the merrier for big-time Nittany Lion running backs. [Read More]
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