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Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

Posted on: May 25, 2011 10:45 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

One outcome you can rule out for suspended Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd: a couple of games sat out, and then a sudden return to the Irish sidelines.

That was the message delivered Tuesday by Irish head coach Brian Kelly, who said that depending on his actions between now and the season opener, Floyd would end up playing the entire 2011 campaign ... or miss it completely:
“We’re looking at Mike as an ‘all in or not’ situation,” Kelly told the South Bend Tribune. “ In other words, he’s changing his life or he’s not. If he changes the way he’s lived his life, he’ll play every game for us. If he doesn’t, he won’t play one down here at Notre Dame.

“He is at that level. This is not, ‘I’m going to slap you on the hand and sit you for two games’ — because I don’t want to read about him in a year, where it says, ‘Ex-Notre Dame player arrested for X-Y-Z.’ That will be a failing on my part if that happens.”
Kelly said Floyd had to this point been "checking off the boxes" on the list of changes required for his reinstatement: a specific GPA, community service, a court date June 7. He added that he remained "very optimistic" that Floyd would continue to meet those requirements and would, presumably, be back in an Irish uniform this fall.

But he also cautioned that after three alcohol-related offenses and what sounds like Kelly's personal intervention with the Notre Dame Office of Residence Life to keep Floyd from being suspended for the entire 2011 season, nothing was certain:
“There’s no gray area anymore,” Kelly said. “There just can’t be. Too many times it’s been, ‘I’ll change.’ Look, you’re parenting a young man whose close to being a teenager. As much as it hurts to say, ‘He’s done at Notre Dame,’ if he doesn’t change his life, he’s done at Notre Dame. He’s not going to play here."
Given that Floyd remains the Irish's most effective, most explosive offensive weapon, the difference between their long-awaited return to the BCS and another disappointing season could well rest on Floyd remaining "all in."

Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: May 26, 2011 2:23 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

Three alchohol related incidents....he should already have been cut loose. ND, don't act like you're putting your foot down now will change the perception that you are giving him special treatment. It's pretty obvious you're just trying to say the right things. ND is a joke.

Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 1:26 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

Short of commiting a homicide, floyd will play all season.  geaux TIGERS

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:15 am
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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 6:59 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

Notre Dame's just like all of the other big name universities......they give their star player(s) "special" treatment. Now if it was someone with no star qualities,then they would have been dropped with the quickness! We're talking about Notre Dame's best receiver on the team,if not their best player on the team. Notre Dame kills me.....trying to act as if they're above everyone else!Yell

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 6:53 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

in other words, floyd will be back the first game without penalties regardless of what Floyd does.

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2011 5:13 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

With everything else that is going on in college football right now, I don't think that it is too harsh to say that I am taking this with a grain of salt. However, that isn't to say that I don't believe it at all; it's just that I'm taking a 'actions speak louder than words' stance.

For the sake of Notre Dame football, it would be better for Floyd to play, but if it turns out that Kelly is telling the truth and holds him accountable for not doing what he is/was supposed to do, then I would definitely give props to Kelly for doing the right thing. I hope that it doesn't turn out to just be more words to work on an image.

As with pretty much everything, time will tell...

Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: May 25, 2011 4:47 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

No way Floyd changes.  The NFL will take him anyway and pay him millions and he will be broke by the time he is 30.  No surprise to anyone

Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 2:24 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

It is very difficult to get someone to change, who really does not have the desire to change!!! These players seem to forget that there are consequences for their actions? It is hard to believe that these young players who have so much talent, just don't get it!! This kid has the ability to make it to the next level, but is too ignorant to realize that he is throwing his future away. You have to applaud the coach for attempting to help him see the light!

Since: Oct 3, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:57 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

Brian Kelly is just trying to keep his job. Notre Dame has gone down hill and he needs his star players to get him 7 wins. How many chances can one person get? Okay I mean it this time...okay now I really mean it...okay now i'm serious stop it! Ohh you're a senior never mind I can do damage control for one year...RESPECT GONE!

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:41 pm

Irish's Kelly on Floyd: 'all in or not'

our lady has hired a true winner in mr. kelly.  a lot of other schools get upset when we talk about ND being the beacon for college football to follow but it is examples like this where many schools could at least take heed of what ND has done.  truthfully, after reading everything about the case and what kelly did to save floyd from being expelled, i think floyd is done at ND for football and it kills me as a fan because that may cost us a game or too this year.  however, michael will graduate with a degree from one of the greatest schools in the country... that is what kelly really wants to see happen.

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