Toussaint more 'Confident' after UConn game

STORY: Fitzgerald Toussaint is more confident in his game as Michigan enters Big Ten play vs. Minnesota. W/VIDEO

ANN ARBOR -- After rushing for a season-high 129-yards and two touchdowns in Michigan's 24-21 come from behind win at Connecticut last month, fifth-year running back Fitzgerald Toussaint says he more confident in the offense as the Wolverines enter Big Ten play against Minnesota this Saturday.

"It was definitely a confidence boost," Toussaint said on his UConn game performance. "Just going out there and putting everything on the field and everything that I worked for. You know, for me to be able to do stuff like that, I think it's a real confidence boost for this offense."

It has been a struggle for the Wolverines offensively as of late, with two narrow victories over Akron (28-24) and UConn, Michigan has committed many careless turnovers and penalties that have stalled drives. In particular against Akron, where Toussaint had two notable long runs called back to due two holding penalties.

"You know, it may be a time where I might get frustrated. But you know in my head keep my composure, stay calm and just go out there and play football," Toussaint said.

With Michigan (4-0) coach Brady Hoke mentioning the possibility of a offensive line shakeup heading into their game against the Gophers (4-1), Toussaint says he has seen enough progress out of the unit this past week and a half in team preparation.

"I see five guys working their butt off every single day, every single play," he said. "I mean, we have errors, I have errors, everybody have errors. But you know, I see those guys working hard to get better at everything they do.

"I see that in every game. I see that potential in those guys all the time. It's just them playing better and me playing better, as well. You know, us just clicking."

As the Maize and Blue enter Big Ten play, Toussaint made it clear that they must get a better rushing attack going, in order to set up play-action for quarterback Devin Gardner.

"It's very important," Toussaint said. "This is Michigan. You know? Downhill, physical, I think we need to work on that."

As far as his health is concerned -- Toussaint who is coming off a broken leg -- says his health is of no concern and his leg is perfectly fine.

" I mean, pretty good," Toussaint said. "This is something I have worked on physically (with) my body. I can definitely can handle it from a mental standpoint.

"The leg is perfectly fine. You wouldn't even thought I broke it."

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