Offense needs to find new gear

Rothstein's Front Four: Denard, Toussaint, O-line must locate form

Updated: October 4, 2012, 6:33 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
Fitzgerald ToussaintGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesFitzgerald Toussaint had a field day against Purdue in 2011, posting 170 yards and two TDs.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan opens Big Ten play against Purdue on Saturday, and for the Wolverines it is a chance to re-establish themselves.

The nonconference schedule did not go as Michigan wanted, as the Wolverines step into October at 2-2 and with more questions than answers in the jumble of mediocrity that is the Big Ten. They also haven't shown well on the road, being blown out by Alabama and then scoring just once against Notre Dame.

Michael Rothstein | email

ESPN Detroit Lions reporter