Found August 31, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
For the Michigan Wolverines, tailback Fitz Toussaint will be a major player this season. He’ll be one of the top rushers in the Big Ten, but he won’t be playing in week one. Here’s what Michigan coach Brady Hoke had to say in a statement: “Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark have been suspended for one game and will not make the trip to Dallas for Saturday’s game. “The decision was not easy, but I feel it is in the best interest of this program and for these kids, and those always will be my priorities.  We have choices every day, and you have to be accountable to this program, your teammates, your family and the University of Michigan. “These are our sons.  These are real lives, and I think too often many people forget that.  It’s not always just about football, or a football decision.  It’s about teaching life lessons, and if this helps these kids or someone else make a right decision later, then we’ve won.  That is ultimately what we are here for, to help them grow and mature to
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Michigan Football: Toussaint and Clark will not travel for Alabama game

On Friday morning the University of Michigan announced that Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark will be suspended for one game each and not travel to Dallas for the Alabama game. Here is the statement from Brady Hoke “The decision was not easy, but I feel it is in the best interest of this program and for these kids, and those always will be my priorities.  We have choices every...

Michigan’s Toussaint’s Status Still Up in the Air for Saturday

Will he or won’t he? That’s the question surrounding Michigan starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint’s status for the No. 8 Wolverines opener against No. 2 Alabama on Saturday night. Toussaint was arrested for drunken driving this offseason and was suspended by Michigan head coach Brady Hoke. Hoke reinstated Toussaint in the second week of preseason practice, but he will...

Michigan Football: Fitzgerald Toussaint’s Status for Alabama Game Uncertain

Michigan coach Brady Hoke isn’t saying whether running back Fitzgerald Toussaint is going to play Saturday against Alabama. At least not yet. His decision is expected some time before kickoff, though nothing more specific was said to the press as of yet. Toussaint has pled guilty to drunken driving and is due to be sentenced in October. He could be sentenced to 93 days in jail...

Michigan Suspensions of Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark Harsh But Warranted

The Michigan Wolverines football team took a big, self-induced hit yesterday, and it will hinder their chances of beating Alabama later today. Still, it was the right decision. Brady Hoke elected to suspend running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and defensive end Frank Clark for Saturday’s showdown against the defending national champion. Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint...

U-M's Toussaint, Clark will sit vs. Alabama

Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark will both be suspended for Michigan's game against Alabama Saturday night, according to a university release. Toussaint is listed on the depth chart as Michigan's starting tailback, while Clark is listed as a second-string defensive end. Both were arrested during the offseason, Toussaint for drunk driving and Clark for home invasion...

Hoke: Toussaint and Clark Will Not Make Trip to Dallas

Via UM media relations: Statement from Head Coach Brady Hoke on running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and defensive end Frank Clark:"Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark have been suspended for one game and will not make the trip to Dallas for Saturday's game."The decision was not easy, but I feel it is in the best interest of this program and for these kids, and those...

Michigan to sit RB Toussaint versus Alabama

Michigan coach Brady Hoke waited until just about the last possible minute to announce today that running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and defensive end Frank Clark will be held out of the Wolverines' opener against Alabama. Quick question: Seeing as both offenses took place in July, what took so long to come to a decision on this? Smells like a little gamesmanship....

Michigan Football recruiting target Derrick Green to decide in October

Derrick Green (photo: Richmond Times Dispatch) 5-star running back Derrick Green is expected to announce his commitment in October. Meanwhile, he is planning on taking official visits to his final 5 schools. He has scheduled his Michigan official for October 20th when the Wolverines host Michigan State. Green is also expected to make official visits to Auburn and Tennessee as well...

Hoke: "We Didn't Play Michigan Football"

Michigan headman Brady Hoke reflects upon his team's 41-14 loss to Alabama in the Cowboy Classic. **With Video**

No. 8 Michigan loses 41-14 to No. 2 Alabama

The toughest of tests was too much for coach Brady Hoke and Michigan. This was Alabama - still at its very best. After an 11-win season and BCS victory in Hoke's first season, the last thing the Wolverines expected was to start year two with a confidence-shaking performance. ''Obviously, we didn't play Michigan football, and that's something that bothers our...

No. 2 Alabama shatters any thought that No. 8 Michigan is “back,” 41-14

Michigan still on right path, but far from elite The Michigan Wolverines thought they were back after having a quick turnaround season under Brady Hoke ending with a victory in the Sugar Bowl and creating strong momentum in recruiting over the past year. The stains left from the Rich Rodriguez were seemingly removed but in ironic fashion it was Tide that brought them back. Crimson...

Hoke hopes to direct upset of Saban's Tide

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Near the steps of Schembechler Hall, Alabama coach Nick Saban is holding the BCS' national championship trophy with an ear-to-ear grin seldom seen on or off the field. The home of Michigan football is adorned with pieces of paper with pictures, such as the one with Saban, and Crimson Tide logos along with messages such as "Beat Bama" and "...

Michigan, Alabama aiming to make big statements

The Michigan Wolverines are trying to prove they're back. No. 2 Alabama wants to show it's not going anywhere. The eighth-ranked Wolverines and defending national champion Crimson Tide -- two of college football's winningest programs -- meet Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Tide is a nearly two-touchdown favorite in the first regular season...

Detroit Sports Weekly 43 Preview: Predicting the 2012 seasons for Michigan and Michigan State

It’s hard to believe that college football is finally here and with that Adam Hernandez of Detroit Sports Weekly gives his predictions for both Michigan and Michigan State heading into their 2012 regular season openers this weekend. Can Michigan continue to improve under the direction of Brady Hoke and what type of impact will the loss of Kirk Cousins have on the Spartans? Other...

Michigan football fans being set up for disappointment in 2012?

With Michigan’s regular season opener against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide just a couple of days away, I like many couldn’t help but notice the tremendous hype the Wolverines have been getting leading up to this Saturday. After three forgettable years during the Rich Rodriguez era in which the Wolverines went 15-22 with one bowl appearance in 2010 (Gator...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.