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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

State High QB Tommy Friberg Now Headed to Penn State Instead of Michigan
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State High QB Tommy Friberg Now Headed to Penn State Instead of Michigan
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
All-state State High quarterback Tommy Friberg has called an audible. After announcing in February that he would attend Michigan as a preferred walk-on at quarterback, Friberg has confirmed that he is now headed to Penn State this fall to play tight end. [Read More]
Penn State Football: No Coaches Caravan in 2019
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Penn State Football: No Coaches Caravan in 2019
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The caravan ran from 2012-2015, took a break in 2016, and resumed with a limited schedule in 2017-18. With headliners Bill O’Brien and then James Franklin, the caravan made 69 stops and covered 8,588 miles. [Read More]
James Franklin is No Closer to Answering Penn State’s No. 1 Question: Who is the No. 1 Quarterback?
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James Franklin is No Closer to Answering Penn State’s No. 1 Question: Who is the No. 1 Quarterback?
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Obviously,” James Franklin said on Saturday, “Tommy’s situation puts us in a tough spot because he had an injury that made it difficult. Obviously, we want to name the starter as soon as we possibly can. But, but, we’re not ready to do that right now.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: The RealFeel Forecast for the Blue-White Game
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Penn State Football: The RealFeel Forecast for the Blue-White Game
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It will be 71 degrees and sunny on Saturday, with a RealFeel of 76. Honestly, though, the real feel will be more for the Blue and White part of the game — for the homecoming, for the tailgates, for the fun, for the feel-good stories rather than the actual game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Expect Blue-White Game to be More Than a Passing Fancy
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Penn State Football: Expect Blue-White Game to be More Than a Passing Fancy
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Without Tommy Stevens on Saturday, a whole host of Penn State quarterbacks will get a look — and an opportunity. How they perform will matter, especially with #71k or so on the big stage in Beaver Stadium. Size matters. [Read More]
Penn State’s Supa Six: Amos, Smith & Robinson Return for Panel on Blue-White Friday
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Penn State’s Supa Six: Amos, Smith & Robinson Return for Panel on Blue-White Friday
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Supa Six “were great football players and even better people,” Bill O’Brien said earlier this week, reached in Houston, where he’s been the Texans’ head coach since 2014. “I love them.” [Read More]
Can Penn State Continue its 3-Year Hot Streak or is it Time for the Cycle Theory?
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Can Penn State Continue its 3-Year Hot Streak or is it Time for the Cycle Theory?
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From 2016-18, the Nittany Lions had a 31-9 record, tied for eighth-best in all of major college football. Over that same time period, Penn State beat all four of the teams it faced that were ranked in the Top 12 for victories. What’s next? [Read More]
Penn State Football Needs to Get Moore from K.J. Hamler
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Penn State Football Needs to Get Moore from K.J. Hamler
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The good news: When K.J. Hamler touched the ball in 2018, he did amazing things with it — averaging a stunning 17.71 yards per touch. The bad news: He touched the ball only six times per game. [Read More]
Penn State’s Full House: Five Running Backs, One Ball
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Penn State’s Full House: Five Running Backs, One Ball
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
If the Nittany Lions in 2019 plan to follow the 2017 Georgia model — and at least one PSU RB says they will — yet stick with the RPO, it’s hard to see where there will be enough carries to go around. [Read More]
What Kind of Quarterbacks do Penn State’s James Franklin & Ricky Rahne Like Best?
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What Kind of Quarterbacks do Penn State’s James Franklin & Ricky Rahne Like Best?
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A few years ago, when I pointed out in a column that James Franklin’s QBs at Vandy did their share of running, the head coach then very quickly pointed out to me that he’s coached a fair number of drop-back passers in his career. [Read More]
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