Finally . . . Fitzgerald Touissant

Submitted by Fuzzy Dunlop on November 23rd, 2010 at 11:18 AM

All year long I've been waiting to witness the greatness of one Fitzgerald Touissant, the mythical man-beast who is a bizarre combination of Doak Walker winner Chris Perry and speedy Steve Slaton.  Due to injuries and other reasons unknowable, all we've seen is a tantalizing glimpse during the Bowling Green game, in which a brace-encumbered Touissant averaged a mere 33 yards per carry, and a touchdown every other possession.

As we all know, in order to defeat Ohio State we will need to score a touchdown on virtually every possession.  Our explosive offense has been a bit too inconsistent and mistake-prone to achieve that level of perfection.  But perhaps with the Sydd Finch of runninbacks at our disposal, Denard will no longer have to face any pesky third and longs.  Rodriguez will never even have to consider the damned thought of trotting out our field goal unit.  With Touissant and his 40 yards per carry (estimated), we will march down the field with merry abandon, cruising to the 60 point threshold that should be enough to carry the day.  Onward, Touissant!

In all seriousness, I was hard on Vincent Smith early in the year, and then was surprised and thrilled by his performance in the past two games.  It will be a shame if he's unable to go on Saturday, but I must say I am somewhat excited at the prospect of finally seeing what Touissant can do.  The lack of game film of him and concomitant surprise factor would be a nice bonus.  I'm hoping for Biakabutuka part deux. 


Monocle Smile

November 23rd, 2010 at 11:39 AM ^

But Smith will likely not play on Saturday. I don't know if you were at the game, but near the end, he got rocked by a knee to the head, then tried to stand up, took a couple of woozy steps, then promptly tipped over again. Very possible concussion.

Monocle Smile

November 23rd, 2010 at 11:37 AM ^

this probably isn't the game to unleash him considering his game experience. Shaw and Hopkins will probably carry the rock primarily, and maybe if we're lucky we'll see Shaw hit the home run he's fully capable of hitting.


November 23rd, 2010 at 11:38 AM ^

The Fitzer is going to rush for 325 yards.

Two years from now we are going to be Wisconsins  RB rushing attack but have 3 guys over 1,000 yards. Hehehehehe. Fitzer, Hayes, Hart. With Denard getting over 1,000 too :)~



November 23rd, 2010 at 11:43 AM ^

I'm really hoping to at least see him in the return game this weekend. RR mentioned him as a possibility. I'm feeling a Fitz return touchdown on the opening kickoff, just like Wisconsin did against OSU.


November 23rd, 2010 at 12:42 PM ^

has not played extensive minutes in weeks. Coupled with the fact that I don't think he runs as hard as Smith, I am concerned. RB is now a very real concern for Saturday (I suppose it has been all year, but Smith has ran really well the last few weeks).

I will continue to beat a dead horse, Smith should not have been in on that last drive Saturday. Given our injury situation all over the offense, and lack of depth at rb, rest him and get him ready for OSU.

Blue in Yarmouth

November 23rd, 2010 at 2:05 PM ^

but have you ever watched the two run? I am not a Smith hater, I love the guy but for a running back, he goes down very easy. I am not faulting the guy, he is like 5'6" and 170 but facts are facts, he goes down on first contact almost always.

Shaw has shown repeatedly that he can run through tackles and drag guys in all of his appearance this year. One that comes to mind is the Illinios game where he took two defenders the last fours yards for a TD.

I am sure there could be reasonable arguements to be made for using Smith in lieu of Shaw, but the "Shaw doesn't run as hard as Smith" is definitely not one of them. I'm just saying, if you have watched the two play, that statement is absurd.


November 23rd, 2010 at 1:34 PM ^

I'm not entirely convinced that Toussaint is a real person.  I get the impression that he's some kind of mythological folk hero to keep us thinking positively.


November 23rd, 2010 at 1:44 PM ^

That was so sad! The whole stadium released this odd sound composed of 'awww' , 'oh!' And 'noooo!'. In a moment of dark humor, the guy next to me remarked, " Ohoh, we may have to put him down..."


November 23rd, 2010 at 6:18 PM ^

how his name is spelled it can be 2sait, thats not important, this isnt English 101, its football and God knows we need a back besides VS to help DR in this game cause we need another back to take the pressure off of the run we need to smash them wit some thunder and hit them wit lighting speed on a consistant basis...without that....we get killed