Fitz Toussaint to start in return from suspension, Michigan coach Brady Hoke says
ANN ARBOR -- Tailback Fitz Toussaint will start in his return to the Michigan backfield, coach Brady Hoke announced Friday night in a video released by the school.
Offensive coordinator Al Borges said earlier this week that Toussaint wasn't guaranteed to earn back his starter's role. But Hoke later hinted the junior would be the guy, and now it has come to be.
Toussaint will be in the backfield for the No. 19 Wolverines' home opener against Air Force (3:30 p.m., ABC) after missing the season opener against Alabama. He was suspended for that game following an offseason DUI arrest.
He has pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired and will be sentenced in October.
Sophomore defensive lineman Frank Clark also was suspended for the opener, and will make his return against Air Force. He is listed as the backup to Jibreel Black at weak-side end.
"They'll both be on the field," Hoke said in the video. "They both have paid a heavy price, and they're both part of our family though, and they're going to move forward and we're moving forward."
Clark faces a felony home invasion charge after allegedly stealing a laptop from a campus dorm in the summer. He will be in court next week.