Fitz Toussaint named Michigan starting RB

Michigan's running back preseason competition finally has a winner.

Head coach Brady Hoke told the school's official web site on Friday night that sophomore Fitzgerald Toussaint would start Saturday against Western Michigan. Toussaint played in five games last year, starting at superback in the Gator Bowl against Mississippi State in January.

"He's really showed a toughness to him," Hoke told Michigan's site. "He's done well in the passing game picking up blitzers ... and he has a good ability to keep on his feet and have great balance and vision."

Hoke said Michael Shaw will also play a lot in Saturday's game at running back.