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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979. He is a senior lecturer in Penn State's College of Communications and teaches a pair of classes in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism: “Sports Writing” and “Introduction to the Sports Industry.” He created and taught for several years the Center’s course on “Joe Paterno, Communications and The Media.” 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

Analysis: Penn State Athletic Director Formally Announces Bill O'Brien's Resignation
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Analysis: Penn State Athletic Director Formally Announces Bill O'Brien's Resignation
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman, Ben Jones, Steve Bauer
Penn State AD David Joyner holds a news conference to talk about Bill O'Brien's departure and the search for a new head football coach. StateCollege.com sports reporter Ben Jones and columnist Mike Poorman break down the story in our video report. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Committee's Search for New Coach Has Already Started Penn State Football: Committee's Search for New Coach Has Already Started
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State has a six-person search committee, a five-coach wish list and the guarantee of a $6.7 million check for the buyout of Bill O’Brien’s contract. Now, PSU hopes all that search sense and new dollars add up to its 16th head football coach in 128 years and fourth in 27 months. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Day After, Stan Hixon and Three PSU Coaching Staffs
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Penn State Football: The Day After, Stan Hixon and Three PSU Coaching Staffs
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For the Nittany Lions' recent football coaching staffs, Wednesday should have been recorded in time-lapse photography: The past met the recent present which is now newly past met the past, present and future. Stan Hixon and Larry Johnson were in the middle of it. [Read More]
Penn State Football Coaching Search: Al Golden, Jim Caldwell, Mike Munchak Top Wish List of Candidates
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Penn State Football Coaching Search: Al Golden, Jim Caldwell, Mike Munchak Top Wish List of Candidates
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Head coaching experience and Penn State ties are expected to be two primary attributes of candidates seeking to succeed the departed Bill O'Brien. Look for the search to commence and conclude quickly, far quicker than the 40-day search that yielded O'Brien in 2012. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Joe Paterno, Bill O’Brien and the Lasch Building
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Penn State Football: Joe Paterno, Bill O’Brien and the Lasch Building
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It is 10 p.m. Monday night. All is calm outside Lasch Building, all its stairwell lights bright. #ONETEAM in two-foot high letters can be clearly seen through the second floor windows of Lasch, headquarters of the Penn State football team. No one is home. #Irony. [Read More]
Penn State Football, Bill O’Brien and the NFL: Just the Facts
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Penn State Football, Bill O’Brien and the NFL: Just the Facts
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Amid all the reports by Mort, the rappings by Ian and the join-us flights of fancy reported throughout the weekend, there remain at least 25 certainties about Penn State, the National Football League and a coach that the dot-com world says they share. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Houston Offers Bill O'Brien Stability, Cash... and Maybe a No. 1 NFL Draft Pick
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Penn State Football: Houston Offers Bill O'Brien Stability, Cash... and Maybe a No. 1 NFL Draft Pick
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
If he heads to Houston to coach the Texans, as reported by ESPN, Bill O’Brien would join an NFL franchise with deep pockets, stable leadership, a fairy recent record of success and – quite possibly – the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Next President? Search Me
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Penn State Football: The Next President? Search Me
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
On the day Rodney Erickson was hired 111 weeks ago, he announced his retirement. Still, the search committee charged to find his replacement has been unsuccessful. Now, Penn State could very well need to create another search committee -- to find a new football coach. [Read More]
Penn State Football and Bill O’Brien: Beyond The Money and The NFL
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Penn State Football and Bill O’Brien: Beyond The Money and The NFL
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In any discussion of Bill O'Brien's future – in the Twittersphere or in his own Brown head – this matters: Joe Paterno may have been PSU's undisputed leader for many years, but the supporting cast rarely changed. By supporting, I mean from the president on down. Not so with O'Brien. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Not-Bill O’Brien Winter Break Top 10
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Penn State Football: The Not-Bill O’Brien Winter Break Top 10
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Today’s column is head football coach-free. Instead, here are 10 “other” mostly-football stories that will occupy the local news landscape at least a little bit over the next 25 days until winter break ends and the beer-swallowers return to cap off Syllabus Week. [Read More]
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