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Coleman to Transfer


Michael Coleman the oft-injured tailback for USC is reportedly going to transfer as sited from unnamed sources in Scott Wolf's article today.

The sophomore from San Bernardino missed most of the Trojans' spring practice because of a recurring hip injury and also missed a large number of classes since early April, which would cast doubt on his eligibility.

Coleman could not be reached because his phone was not in service this week. He said during spring practice he wanted to get healthy and return next season.

"I just want to be healthy and contribute, those are my goals right now," Coleman said.

After balking at a move to fullback last summer, Coleman agreed to try the position this year but never really got a chance because of his injured hip.

Coleman's been hurt most of his career. He enrolled in January, 2005 and injured his hip in spring practice. He tried to return in the fall but strained the hip twice during the season and required surgery.

It is always a shame when a player is sidelined by injuries and is unable to contribute. Coleman obviously saw the writing on the wall with all the top TB's that SC has recruited as well as those already on the roster so there is little doubt that probably played a roll in his decision. The article also states that his eligibility might also be in question because of some missed classes.

We Michael luck wherever he lands and hope that he can get healthy and have a productive athletic career as well as getting back on track with his studies.