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Fitz Toussaint looking to participate in Spring Practice, keep his job over Derrick Green

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After a significant leg injury that ended his season prematurely last year, Michigan running back Fitz Toussaint is looking forward to what 2013 has to offer on the field. This includes defending his starting job against highly touted freshman Derrick Green, something he plans on starting during Spring Practice on March 16th.

“May not be full contact, (but) I will have a helmet on,” he tells Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News. “I will be running gassers with those guys.”

Is he worried about losing his job to Green? “I’ve got a 12:30 workout tomorrow,” he said. “That’s the next thing I’m looking forward to. I’ll let that (the fall competition) come. I’m turned up to the max, and I’m going to stay that way.”

Still most of the questions surrounding the Michigan’s running game isn’t focused on five-star Derrick Green who should get plenty of opportunities in 2013 but how effect Toussaint will actually be. Prior to the injury last season Toussaint’s season had been pretty underwhelming and started out with a DUI conviction.

But beyond Green and Tousssaint, the Wolverines have a pretty nice core of runningbacks. De’Veon Smith is the country’s No. 11 tailback according to Scout, and No. 37 per Rivals while Wyatt Shallman is the country’s No. 2 fullback according to Scout, and No. 18 per Rivals.

h/t: ESPN, Detroit News, Mlive.com

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