2007: Coleman, who missed last season with an injury, has moved from tailback to fullback and will compete for the starting job as a sophomore in 2007.
2006: Coleman, who figured to provide quality depth at tailback as a sophomore in 2006, instead sat out the 2006 season (and most of 2006 spring drills) while recuperating from 2005 hip surgery.
2005: Coleman, who graduated a semester early from high school and enrolled at USC in the spring of 2005, was a backup tailback as a first-year freshman in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing in 4 games (Arkansas, Arizona, Washington and Washington State), he ran for 95 yards on 20 carries (4.8 avg.) with 1 TD. He had surgery in the summer of 2005 for a hip strain and missed the Hawaii opener. He re-strained his hip prior to the Oregon game and missed the next 2 contests (Oregon, Arizona State) and again before the Stanford game, which sidelined him for USC's last 5 contests (Stanford, California, Fresno State, UCLA, Texas). He had 8 carries for 41 yards against Arkansas, 16 yards on 4 tries versus Arizona, 12 yards on 3 carries at Washington and then ran for 26 yards (with a 6-yard TD) on 5 carries versus Washington State. After the season, he had surgery to repair his strained hip.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was named a 2004 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division V Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire Back of the Year, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-San Bernardino Area Player of the Year and San Bernardino Sun All-San Bernardino County Player of the Year as a senior quarterback and safety at Arroyo Valley High in San Bernardino (Calif.). He completed 143-of-261 passes (54.8%) for 2,388 yards and 22 TDs with 8 interceptions and ran for 1,077 yards with 17 TDs in 2004. As a junior in 2003, he made All-San Andreas League first team while throwing for 1,171 yards and 15 touchdowns (with 3 interceptions) and rushing for 710 yards with 10 scores. He was on the Cal-Hi Sports Sophomore All-State team in 2002. In his career, he started 4 seasons at quarterback and also posted more than 100 tackles. He also was on Arroyo Valley's track team, throwing the shot put more than 52 feet.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH MICHAEL COLEMAN