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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

Lately, Penn State is Lacking Complementary Football & RPO Compliments
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Lately, Penn State is Lacking Complementary Football & RPO Compliments
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
All is not OK with Penn State’s RPO, which James Franklin admitted “was one of my big concerns going to this offense — to make sure we did enough of those other things, so that when you’re playing a team like Wisconsin and you never see that from our own offense.” [Read More]
Penn State Football & Being Elite: When No Moorhead is Less
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Penn State Football & Being Elite: When No Moorhead is Less
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Joe Moorhead turned over the keys to the RPO car to Ricky Rahne, and it seems clear that in crunch time and with less-experienced players, Rahne is still getting adjusted to what was, in essence, a Lamborghini. [Read More]
After Michigan, Penn State Players Unsure of What to Make of Losses
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After Michigan, Penn State Players Unsure of What to Make of Losses
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Penn State's 42-7 loss to Michigan here is its third in five games, dropping its five-year record against its Big Three Big Ten East division foes to 3-12. What's going on? Not even the players know. [Read More]
Penn State vs. Michigan: Brent Pry is the “Other” Defensive Coordinator
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Penn State vs. Michigan: Brent Pry is the “Other” Defensive Coordinator
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The spotlight may be on Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown this week, but don't sleep on PSU D-coordinator Brent Pry, says veteran cornerback John Reid: “Coach Pry is 100% effort — hungry and humble all at the same time. Constantly coaching hard-nosed football.” [Read More]
Since ‘16 Loss at Michigan, Only Penn State & Oklahoma are Without a Double-Digit Defeat
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Since ‘16 Loss at Michigan, Only Penn State & Oklahoma are Without a Double-Digit Defeat
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since Penn State’s last visit to The Big House, where it lost 49-10 on Sept. 24, 2016, PSU and Oklahoma are the only major college football teams to have not lost a game by double-digits. [Read More]
McSorley One Win Away from Record for Penn State Starting Quarterbacks, Talks Injuries
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McSorley One Win Away from Record for Penn State Starting Quarterbacks, Talks Injuries
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Nittany Lion quarterback Trace McSorley’s next victory will tie him for the all-time PSU record for wins by a starting QB, giving him 29 along with Todd Blackledge, Chuck Fusina and Tony Sacca. [Read More]
How Penn State Won Saturday’s Game Against Iowa on Wednesday How Penn State Won Saturday’s Game Against Iowa on Wednesday
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Three days ago, Jake Pinegar practiced kicking field goals in Beaver Stadium and the Nittany Lions’ defense did a two-minute that mirrored the finish of their 30-24 victory over Iowa. In both cases, practice ended up making perfect. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Hits 100 vs. Iowa and McSorley Isn’t Far Behind
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Penn State Football: Franklin Hits 100 vs. Iowa and McSorley Isn’t Far Behind
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Penn State hosts Iowa on Saturday, it will be James Franklin’s 100th game as a college football head coach as Trace McSorley races toward the century mark for starts as a high school and college quarterback. [Read More]
ESPN Power Index Has Penn State Going 2-1 for Season-Defining Stretch
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ESPN Power Index Has Penn State Going 2-1 for Season-Defining Stretch
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For Penn State, it’s now a three-game season: Iowa this Saturday at home, Michigan in The Big House and Wisconsin back home. All three teams are on a roll. Not counting games vs. each other, combined they have won their last 16 contests. [Read More]
See Trace Run: McSorley Rushes Toward Exclusive 9,000/2,000 Club
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See Trace Run: McSorley Rushes Toward Exclusive 9,000/2,000 Club
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
BLOOMINGTON, IND. — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley ran for 107 yards and two TDs vs. Indiana on Saturday. He isn't zeroing in on the exclusive 9,000-yard passing/2,000-yard running club because he wants to. It’s because he has to. [Read More]
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