Coleman to Return

It appears as though suspended Clemson running back Duane Coleman is set to rejoin the team, sources close to the situation told

Coleman was suspended from the team in the spring after a yelling match broke out between he and Tigers head coach Tommy Bowden during one of the practices.

But after participating in every workout during the first summer session and getting his grades in order, Bowden is expected to grant Coleman a return to the team within the next two weeks, especially if Coleman completes the second summer session workouts without missing a day, sources said.

Contrary to last season, Coleman will enter August as the team's second-string tailback behind Reggie Merriweather. Also, star recruit James Davis is expected to move ahead of Coleman on the depth chart.

Coleman, a senior, started just two games and rushed for just 284 yards and one touchdown last year after compiling 615 rushing yards and 309 receiving yards as a sophomore. He was just the second running back in Clemson history to have at least 600 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving.

Coleman is the best receiver of all the backs, therefore it is likely that he will become a third-down specialist, especially if Davis excels as expected. Top Stories