The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - October 14, 1991- Page 7
WHEATLEY, COLEMAN LOOK TO RELIVE GLORY
by Matt Rennie
Daily Football Writer
legends tackle next level
EAST LANSING - To most of
the 80,157 fans that packed into
Spartan Stadium, Saturday's game
between Michigan and Michigan
State was merely the 84th meeting
between the two rival schools.
However, for Michigan high
school football aficionados, the
game both rekindled memories of
past greatness and offered a glimpse
of the future.
Two of the greatest players in
Michigan prep football history saw
'It's not the Michigan
tradition to play a
freshman much at
tailback, so I'm really
pleased with the
rotation as it is now'
- Tyrone Wheatley
significant action during the
afternoon. Redshirt frosh Mill
Coleman played most of the game at
wide receiver for the Spartans,
while Wolverine rookie Tyrone
Wheatley saw time late in the game.
Each was a high school gridiron leg-
Nicknamed "The Thrill," Cole-
man quarterbacked Farmington Har-
rison to consecutive Class B state
championships as a junior and senior.
In addition to being named to the
all-state team for three consecutive
years, Coleman holds state career
records for yards (7,464) and
touchdown passes (77).
After being redshirted last year,
Coleman is now third on the
Spartan depth chart at quarterback,
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but George Perles has found other
ways to utilize the young talent.
"Mill Coleman's a better re-
ceiver than I thought he was,"
Perles said. "We recruited him as a
quarterback, and he's still a quarter-
back with our third team. But he's a
fantastic wide receiver. He's only a
freshman, and he's got some kind of
Coleman caught six passes for 61
yards and scored his first collegiate
touchdown. He demonstrated his
throwing ability when Perles called
a reverse pass, which Coleman com-
pleted to wide receiver Courtney
Hawkins for 21 yards.
After Coleman graduated from
Harrison, Wheatley took over the
title as the state's most heralded re-
cruit. Wheatley simply did it all on
the football field for Dearborn
Heights Robichaud. He played both
offense and defense and handled all
the placekicking duties while scor-
ing 253 career points, the second-
highest total in Michigan history.
During his junior and senior
years, Wheatley won seven state ti-
tles in four different track and field
events. His combination of both
power and speed left all the college
He has experienced mixed re-
sults at Michigan this season. He
teams with Desmond Howard on
kickoff returns and initially was the
backup to starting tailback Ricky
Powers, though Jesse Johnson won
the second-string job with his out-
standing performance against Iowa
last week. However, Michigan coach
Gary Moeller was not ready to say
"wait 'till next year."
"One of the things I wanted to
do when we got the lead was play
Wheatley," Moeller said. "I
wanted to see what he can do."
Wheatley rushed 12 times for 59
yards, but turned the ball over by
fumbling at the goal line. Moeller
allowed Wheatley to redeem him-
self by calling his number with the
Wolverines on the doorsten again
after a David Ritter interception put
the ball on the Spartan three. This
time, Wheatley delivered.
"It felt real good to get a second
chance," Wheatley said. "I feel a lot
more comfortable now. It's not the
Michigan tradition to play a fresh-
man much at tailback, so I'm really
pleased with the rotation as it is
Michigan quarterback Elvis Grbac attempts a pass against Michigan
State. Grbac threw for 161 yards and three touchdown passes in the
Wolverines' 45-28 victory.
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penalty gave Michigan 15 yards and
the first down. Four plays later,
Grbac hit tight end Dave Diebolt in
the end zone for a 21-0 lead.
"I think that roughing the pun-
ter play put them in pretty good
shape," Michigan State coach
George Perles said.
* Down three touchdowns, Michi-
gan State decided to vary its attack
and the Spartans did so with great
success. Quarterback Jim Miller
played by far the best game of his
career, completing 30 of his 39 at-
tempts for 302 yards and three
Moeller attributed the Wolver-
ines' inability to stop the Spartans'
attack to the absence of a pass rush.
'he "You just can't let him sit back
there that long," Moeller said in
reference to Miller. "You've got to
get pressure on the guy."
Miller directed the State offense
80 yards at the end of the first half
for the Spartans' first score. He
came out firing again in State's first
drive of the second half, leading the
offense 77 yards to narrow the gap
to 28-14, but the Spartans could get
After taking a 38-14 lead early in
the fourth quarter, Moeller had the
luxury of using his backups, but
what he saw from his defensive subs
did not please him.
"I wanted to play better defen-
sively," Moeller said. "Second-
team players have got to play some-
The Spartans' four touchdowns
doubled their previous output for
"It was good to put some points
on the board," Perles said. "There
was a lot of offense out there and a
lot of excitement. I'd just rather
have a dull game and the victory."
Michigan tailback Tyrone Wheatley cuts by a Michigan State defender in
Saturday's game. Wheatley carried the ball a season-high 12 times and
ran for 59 yards with one touchdown.
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