Michigan’s Hoke mum on starting RB

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

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.