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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

Penn State Football: KJ Impresses NFL Scouts, Former Nittany Lions
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Penn State Football: KJ Impresses NFL Scouts, Former Nittany Lions
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
COLLEGE PARK, MD. — The cadre of NFL scouts here in the Maryland Stadium press box on Friday night were ready this time. They were on KJ Alert. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Maryland is a PIA, But Not Really a Rival
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Penn State Football: Maryland is a PIA, But Not Really a Rival
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Excuse James Franklin if he slipped this week. The way he was going, it almost sounded as if Maryland is Penn State’s rival. Just not on autumn Saturdays, especially lately, as Penn State has bested the Terrapins 142 to 20 over the past three seasons. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Comparing James & Jim, Fast Starts, KJ, Bye Weeks, Trace & Cliff
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Penn State Football: Comparing James & Jim, Fast Starts, KJ, Bye Weeks, Trace & Cliff
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Let's compare 5 timely categories: Jim vs. James. Cliff vs. Trace. K.J. vs…K.J. (who else compares, right?). Post-bye week games at Vandy vs. post-bye week games at PSU. Fast starts since 1993. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Which Offense Will Emerge in 2019?
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Penn State Football: Which Offense Will Emerge in 2019?
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Which one is Penn State’s offense? a.) Pounded Idaho and Buffalo (second half) for 117 points and 948 yards in six quarters. OR b.) Struggled against Pitt and Buffalo (first half), scoring 24 points and gaining 471 yards in six quarters. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lots to Like About Sean Clifford…But It’s Just the Start
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Penn State Football: Lots to Like About Sean Clifford…But It’s Just the Start
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Quarterback Sean Clifford is The Guy. 3-0 as a starter, with no picks, and developing into the latest version of the Lion King of the Long Ball. But he's not without his flaws, as Cliff himself quick admit. [Read More]
A Nardoozy of a Call: What Nittany Lions, Franklin Had to Say
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A Nardoozy of a Call: What Nittany Lions, Franklin Had to Say
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
What was Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi thinking on that fourth-and-1 call in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Penn State-Pitt game? Or, was he thinking at all? Here’s what Penn State's players and head coach thought — as well as Narduzzi himself. [Read More]
What the Penn State-Pitt Series Meant to Me Back in 1982...and Still Does
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What the Penn State-Pitt Series Meant to Me Back in 1982...and Still Does
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
There were long lines of cars. It was cold. Pattee was big. The Nittany Lions beat Pitt. And we ate dinner at The Tavern. "This is Penn State," my Uncle Hal kept repeating to his three little nephews as he dragged them around for one, very long Penn State-filled day back in 1972. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Philosophy Behind Fixing Franklin’s Running Game
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Penn State Football: The Philosophy Behind Fixing Franklin’s Running Game
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Let’s run this one right down right now: On October 19 and 26, and on November 23 Penn State will need to run the football. Effectively. And often. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Long & Short of Saturday Night’s Drives
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Penn State Football: The Long & Short of Saturday Night’s Drives
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Buffalo shuffled. And once the Nittany Lions got untracked, they made a multitude of quick and flashy Penn Statements. Penn State’s average scoring drive took just 3.7 plays to go 51.5 yards in 66.3 seconds. [Read More]
Penn State Football: There’s No Buffaloing Franklin…Bison Alum Pry’s His Guy
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Penn State Football: There’s No Buffaloing Franklin…Bison Alum Pry’s His Guy
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A prominent alum of Penn State’s opponent on Saturday is a big reason for James Franklin’s success, 70 victories into his ninth season a head coach.: That would Brent Pry, University of Buffalo, Class of 1993. [Read More]
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