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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’s Biggest Test in Early 2019? Penn State
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Penn State Football’s Biggest Test in Early 2019? Penn State
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Our first defense is the best defense I have ever seen,” says running back Journey Brown, who scored two TDs vs. Idaho. “Playing against our defense is so fast. When we see defenses like this (Idaho), it slows down for us. It’s not as challenging.” [Read More]
Penn State, Gross-Matos Top Week 1 NCAA Rankings
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Penn State, Gross-Matos Top Week 1 NCAA Rankings
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After mashing Idaho 79-7, Penn State dominates the NCAA’s Week 1 major college football statistical rankings, ranking No. 1 in eight different categories. Nittany Lion defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos ranks No. 1 in sacks. [Read More]
Penn State’s 79-7 Blowout of Idaho: This Spud’s for You
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Penn State’s 79-7 Blowout of Idaho: This Spud’s for You
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The easy thing to do after Penn State’s full-on 79-7 blowout of Idaho is to make light of Idaho, a half-baked FCS team that was clearly outmanned. And to note that we should have seen this coming... [Read More]
Penn State Football: 19 Questions (and Answers) for the 2019 Season
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Penn State Football: 19 Questions (and Answers) for the 2019 Season
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
1.) Who is James Franklin's Man Crush of 2019? 2.) Is this a contract year for any underclassman Nittany Lion? 3.) What are the two best PSU Portal Prop bets in 2019? Plus 16 more... [Read More]
Penn State Football: ’Twas The Week of Idaho
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Penn State Football: ’Twas The Week of Idaho
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A modern-day adaption: James Franklin’s young team was nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of 50-point blowouts danced in their heads... [Read More]
Penn State's Starting Quarterback: Is it Really a Cliffhanger?
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Penn State's Starting Quarterback: Is it Really a Cliffhanger?
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Sean Clifford is accustomed to waiting. He pledged his verbal allegiance to James Franklin and Penn State back on July 13, 2015 — the day before he turned 17. That was 1,501 days ago. The wait will soon be over. [Read More]
Answering a Deep Question About Penn State Football in 2019
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Answering a Deep Question About Penn State Football in 2019
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It’s night and day,” says PSU DB coach Terry Smith. “We can’t probably can’t go a full three-deep at every position, but a lot of positions can go three deep (with players) that could start a game for us and be a quality player for us. Our depth is growing each year.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Why Play-caller Ricky Rahne (Probably) Won’t Read This Story
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Penn State Football: Why Play-caller Ricky Rahne (Probably) Won’t Read This Story
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Ricky Rahne, Penn State’s second-year play-caller, saw the good, the bad and the ugly in 2018. And that was just on social media. Four games in, he had seen enough. So, just wins and 222 points into last season, he went cold turkey on the internet. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Windsor Sees a Big 2019 Brewing…and that Means No Beer
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Penn State Football: Windsor Sees a Big 2019 Brewing…and that Means No Beer
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Going into this season, my senior year, I feel that people know a lot more about me — which is exciting for me,” says Rob Windsor said. “I have high goals for myself this year. I’d like to be the best defensive tackle in the country.” [Read More]
The Man Behind BTN's 'Enhanced' Replay of the 2013 Penn State-Michigan Classic
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The Man Behind BTN's 'Enhanced' Replay of the 2013 Penn State-Michigan Classic
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
If there’s anyone who appreciates both the cinematic and heart-felt appeals of Penn State’s classic four-overtime victory over Michigan in 2013, it has to be Rob Michel. [Read More]
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