Michael Floyd Returns
As the impending thrill of college football comes knocking on the doorstep of every fan in the college football world the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have made a promising move. This promising move took full effect on August 5th 2011. The move in question was re-instating wide receiver Michael Floyd.
The move came as no surprise to Irish fans or to fans of college football across the nation. While this move does not surprise many as Notre Dame tries to maintain its offensive fire power.
Head Coach Brian Kelly could have chosen to left out Floyd to set an example of Notre Dame isn't just a school of Athletics but choose to reinstate Floyd as a bond of trust, the progress of Floyd, and setting an example for future recruits. Simply putting in context that you don't have to be perfect however, if you make a mistake step up, take the correct steps to returning and you will be rewarded with a chance to prove yourself as a student of Notre Dame and as an athlete of Notre Dame.
In the 2010 college football season, Floyd would star in every game he played, leading the Irish to an 8-5 record. Floyd would excel in this last season ending with 79 receptions for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns. Thats a prime-time performer on the field for the Irish any given Saturday for the Irish regardless of who is throwing him the ball, which remains to be answered.
Floyd's 79 catches ranks second in Notre Dame single-season history, while his 12 touchdowns tied for fourth most in a season and his 1,025 receiving yards ranked seventh.Leading to many critics and fans to regard him as one of the top receivers in college football. Floyd was named MVP for Notre Dame in the Hyundai Sun Bowl against Miami (FL) but , should have gone to defensive secondary Harrison Smith who had 3 key interceptions stopping any offensive momentum for Miami.
So in the end of all this mess the Irish receive an all star wide receiver for the offensive. However, they also receive his actions off the field incidents and we have yet to hear any convictions or conclusions on his latest citation of a drunk driving charge. So yes, the receiver is again returning to the path of college glory the question is will he achieve it or just be a Notre Dame great who never eclipsed the Irish eyes into the eyes of a NFL team and the eyes of the nation.
By: Eric Monahan
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