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Michigan's Hoke mum on starting RB

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)

Michigan coach Brady Hoke has been looking for a running back to carry the load and lessen the burden on Denard Robinson.

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Hoke isn't ready to say the search is over despite Fitzgerald Toussaint's breakout performance.

Toussaint had career highs with 170 yards rushing and 20 carries and matched a personal best with two touchdowns in the Wolverines' 36-14 win over Purdue on Saturday.

He had just two opportunities to run in the previous game, a loss at Michigan State.

Perhaps Hoke is simply trying to keep Toussaint humble and hungry in the hopes of getting consistency from him. Toussaint ran for 108 yards a month ago against Minnesota, then gained just 25 yards on 14 carries the following game at Northwestern.

No. 13 Michigan plays at Iowa this week.

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