WolverineNation links: Fitz is the man

Michael Rothstein writes: Fitzgerald Toussaint became a force in the second half of last season and enters this season as Michigan's workhorse back.

Chantel Jennings writesInsider: 2014 DE Malik McDowell had a Michigan offer before he had his driver's license. At 6-6, 270 and growing, his potential is scary.

Tom VanHaaren writesInsider: In his recruiting mailbag Tom VanHaaren writes that the visit of California DE Joe Mathis could have a far-reaching impact for Michigan.

Michael Rothstein writes: The game might be more than four months away, but Michigan's players can't help but look ahead to their season opener with defending national champion Alabama.

Michael Rothstein writes: Michigan safety Jordan Kovacs discusses the improvement of true freshman safety Jarrod Wilson along with the rivalry with Ohio, err, Ohio State.