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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: James Franklin’s Work Ethic is a Staple in More Ways Than One
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Penn State Football: James Franklin’s Work Ethic is a Staple in More Ways Than One
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
HARRISBURG — James Franklin told the Mr. PA Football banquet audience here Saturday that he's never missed day of work in 24 years of coaching. And that includes when he recently had 11 staples gunned to the top of his head. [Read More]
Big Night for Julian Fleming: Nation’s No. 1 Receiver & Penn State Prospect Narrows List to 6, Wins Mr. PA Football
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Big Night for Julian Fleming: Nation’s No. 1 Receiver & Penn State Prospect Narrows List to 6, Wins Mr. PA Football
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
HARRISBURG — As the No. 1 high school wide receiver prospect in the country, Julian Fleming is certainly adept on the football field. Saturday night here at the annual Mr. Football awards program, we learned he is equally as smooth off it. [Read More]
Penn State Football & the Transfer Portal: All the Numbers Without the Spin
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Penn State Football & the Transfer Portal: All the Numbers Without the Spin
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The NCAA’s Transfer Portal isn’t as clogged as many people think it is. But, Penn State leads the way in portal population with a total of 14 players. [Read More]
Penn State Football: AAF Debut by Christian Hackenberg is Incomplete…and Familiar
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Penn State Football: AAF Debut by Christian Hackenberg is Incomplete…and Familiar
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For Christian Hackenberg, it was 1,135 days between starts in a football game that was not an exhibition. On Sunday, that streak ended. But for Hackenberg, it was more of the same. Unfortunately. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Just How Far Does James Franklin’s Loyalty Extend?
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Penn State Football: Just How Far Does James Franklin’s Loyalty Extend?
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin’s loyalty to quarterback Tommy Stevens and special teams coach Phil Galiano will be tested in 2019. “I never make these decisions on an island," the coach says. “...I got to have loyalty to a larger group as well.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: A Dozen Questions for James Franklin
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Penn State Football: A Dozen Questions for James Franklin
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin will hold his first press conference on Wednesday since the Citrus Bowl. A lot has transpired since then, from a WR coach firing and hiring, to several (too many?) Penn State players populating the transfer portal. Here’s what to expect. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball Loss to Purdue is Tip of the Iceberg
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Penn State Basketball Loss to Purdue is Tip of the Iceberg
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Will Penn State, now zero-for-10, go winless in the Big Ten Conference this season? Not a snowball’s chance in hell. Nonetheless, the Nittany Lions and Pat Chambers are in familiar, not-so-good territory. [Read More]
After Saquon, Which Penn Stater Had the Best NFL Rookie Season?
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After Saquon, Which Penn Stater Had the Best NFL Rookie Season?
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Saquon Barkley, DaeSean Hamilton (pictured), Mike Gesicki and Grant Haley were the only rookies in an 11-member class of Nittany Lion NFL rookies to earn a pro start in 2018. [Read More]
A Mobile Quarterback: Trace McSorley & the Tale of the NFL Tape A Mobile Quarterback: Trace McSorley & the Tale of the NFL Tape
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“McSorley, not a big quarterback but a tough guy. Got a lot of Rich Gannon, Jeff Garcia in him. Bulldog, fighter-type quarterback,” Jon Gruden said at the Senior Bowl. “We’re looking for guys who can play and can do a lot of different things. And they come in all shapes and sizes.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: In Close Games, Franklin is Among the Best...and Worst
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Penn State Football: In Close Games, Franklin is Among the Best...and Worst
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin is 15-13 in one-score games over his five years as head football coach at Penn State. Both numbers are among the leaders in the Big Ten Conference, and high in the pecking order of college football. [Read More]
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