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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

Which Penn Staters Will Go to the 2020 NFL Combine?
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Which Penn Staters Will Go to the 2020 NFL Combine?
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Top contenders to earn an invite to Indy next year: • Current Nittany Lions Yetur Gross-Matos (left), Cam Brown, Tariq Castro-Fields and K.J. Hamler. • Former Penn Staters Juwan Johnson and Manny Bowen. [Read More]
For Penn State Football & Franklin, 5 Years Later & Opportunityisnowhere
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For Penn State Football & Franklin, 5 Years Later & Opportunityisnowhere
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Five years ago to this day — February 28, 2014 — James Franklin was the featured speaker at the Nike Coaches Clinic at the Breinigsville Holiday Inn. His message then is the same as it is now: Opportunityisnowhere. You decide what that means. [Read More]
Penn State Football is No. 3 in Big Ten NFL Combine Invites in Franklin Era
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Penn State Football is No. 3 in Big Ten NFL Combine Invites in Franklin Era
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With 15 combined invitations over the past two years, including seven in 2019, Penn State ranks No. 3 in the Big Ten for NFL Combine participation in James Franklin’s tenure. [Read More]
Penn State Football Q&A: The Story Behind the Tweet that was Burning a Hole in Julian Fleming‘s Pocket
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Penn State Football Q&A: The Story Behind the Tweet that was Burning a Hole in Julian Fleming‘s Pocket
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A Q&A with coveted high school wide receiver Julian Fleming, Penn State’s top target for its Class of 2020 and what went into his decision last weekend to Tweet out his list of Final Six programs. [Read More]
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
39 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
40 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
40 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
40 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?
41 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
41 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]
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