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Michigan Vs. Alabama: Fitzgerald Toussaint Listed As Starter, But Not Cleared Yet

Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has been listed as the starter for the season opener against Alabama despite being arrested, and subsequently suspended, for drunk driving in July. Head coach Brady Hoke maintains that he has not yet been cleared to play, according to MLive Michigan football beat writer Kyle Meinke.

Defensive end Frank Clark, who was also suspended this offseason stemming from his involvement in a dorm room laptop theft, is also listed on the depth chart, but he too has not been cleared to play, according to the official University of Michigan football Twitter account.

News of Toussaint's and Clark's possible availability comes somewhat as a surprise given the declaration by Hoke that both players had been suspended indefinitely. If indeed both players are active, the Michigan Wolverines would add two much needed weapons as they attempt to defeat the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide on Sept. 1.

Toussaint rushed for 1,041 yards last season, second on the team behind quarterback Denard Robinson, along with nine touchdowns.

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