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Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:13 am
Edited on: August 3, 2011 12:07 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

In a move that everyone knew would be coming eventually, but just weren't sure when, Notre Dame announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Michael Floyd had been fully reinstated to the football team.

"From the very beginning of this process, Michael knew what was expected for him to be a member of our football program," said Brian Kelly in a release.

"Based on my own observations, I am very pleased with the progress Michael has made since March. That is why I am comfortable reinstating him to our football team."

As I said, this does not come as a surprise. When Floyd was able to get by Notre Dame's ResLife disciplinary board back in April without a suspension or even a possible expulsion it was only a matter of time before he rejoined the football team. He was then cleared for voluntary summer workouts with the team over the summer.

Floyd had been arrested on March 20th for a DUI, his third alcohol-related arrest since coming to Notre Dame in 2009.

His return to the team is a huge boost to the Irish offense as Floyd is one of the best wide receivers in the country. In his first three seasons in South Bend Floyd has made 171 catches for 2,539 yards and 28 touchdowns. The 28 touchdowns are already the most by any receiver in school history, and barring an injury or another arrest, Floyd will become the school's all-time leader in receptions and yards in 2011 as well.

See video of Michael Floyd talking about his reinstatement here, as well as Brian Kelly here
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Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

Nice way to quote an article to make someone else's point for them.  Note in your own quoted article...

"...but didn't elaborate on what Stonum must do to be reinstated." Additionally, his last comment was, "I don't want to jump ahead until we find out how all this plays out."  In other words, No decision has been made yet.

Thanks for making the point...for the opinion on the contrary.  Wink
 


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Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:36 pm
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Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

Hey mustbegood, you must be a fortune teller.  Especially since the latest is that Darryl Stonum's status with the team is still uncertain as he is suspended indefinitely and Brady Hoke said he wouldn't make a decision on whether to reinstate him before August 8th.  Further, even if he is reinstated reports are indicating that he will likely miss significant playing time.  

Oh and let's see Michigan's football team dealt with it's first football violation EVER for over practicing...Not that it helped, Michigan still sucked (but still beat ND the last two years).  However ND has a major violation on their past record for boosters giving gifts to players (careful a big stone is coming back your way too).

Why not own up and say, "Yeah that sucks, I'm not sure that's the right decision to reinstate him.  At some point we need to really hold these talented athletes accountable." 

I said when the accusations of Rich Rod were first being floated, if it's true that he broke the rules then he should fired.  Michigan's football tradition has had a solid history when it comes to the integrity and winning the right way.  Mind you, that was at the start of Rich Rod's second year and many of us were still optimistic (myself included).  Nevertheless, they should have fired him for the violations.  Even though I supported the hire of Rich Rod I was disappointed in the compromise because of the then belief in the potential.

Additionally, I will go so far as to say if Stonum starts for Michigan in the first game of the season (with 2 DWI's) I will be very disappointed with Michigan and I believe they will be making a serious mistake.  I understand some grace when it's the first violation, but once these athletes are pulling a second and third offense there needs to be some serious repercussions otherwise the coaches aren't helping to shape and mold these kids into the men that they need to be.   And then, serious repercussions will await them when they get to the pros, have all the money and think they're really "untouchable" now.

I just think we all need to hold our teams and players to higher expectations when it comes to doing the right thing and stop excusing it or pointing to the fact that everyone else is doing it too.

 



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

Not so fast...

“I wanted to wait and go all through the summer and see how he’s handling all the things he needs to do,” Hoke said to a group of reporters after his news conference at the Big Ten media days in Chicago.

Hoke said Stonum has so far met all the expectations set for him, but didn’t elaborate on what Stonum must do to be reinstated.

"He's done a good job," Hoke said. "I care very much for the young lad."

Asked if the senior could be redshirted, Hoke replied: “Could be, but I don’t want to jump ahead until we find out how all this plays out.”

Stonum’s arrest is his second alcohol offense. He was pulled over as freshman in 2008, and later was convicted of driving while visibly impaired.

He later violated his parole and spent three days in jail.  Foot in mouth

Well, well...looks like DS will be playing football this year.  Even a third string WR gets the royal treatment from Jabba the Hoke. 





  



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

Apparently I am more up to date on Michigan's football team than you are:  Darryl Stonum is still suspended indefinitely. He has to fulfill both requirements of the legal system and the football team to be reinstated.  Also, it wasn't his THIRD alcohol-related offense.  But, just for the record, imo, neither Stonum nor Floyd should be allowed to get away with their bad behavior no matter how important they are to their respective football teams. 



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

UMishGradFan - I'm assuming you don't keep up with Michigan's own issues with Darryl Stonum.  Mr. Stonum has amassed two (2) DWI's and is on the Michigan football team.  To take pot shots at Notre Dame, when your a fan of a team that is on NCAA probation is just laughable.

Until DS is reinstated, I think he is allowed to trash talk.

38X0 Jess Sayin'




Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

UMishGradFan - I'm assuming you don't keep up with Michigan's own issues with Darryl Stonum.  Mr. Stonum has amassed two (2) DWI's and is on the Michigan football team.  To take pot shots at Notre Dame, when your a fan of a team that is on NCAA probation is just laughable.

Gamecock -  When a QB coach is busted, and the starting QB is busted for doing the same thing; does that mean two wrongs make a right?      



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

It's funny how some on here or any team board are quick to use the word "HATER"

Notre Dame is not good enough to waste time hating



-Yet you and others still will take time out of your day to post your comments on any ND story that gets written on this site! Love it or hate it this in itself speaks volumes to the relevancy of the ND program in college football past, present and future!    



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

It's funny how some on here or any team board are quick to use the word "HATER"

Notre Dame is not good enough to waste time hating and I say that just like I said it to Laker fans that were throwing the word "HATER" out there last week.  They weren't good enough to waste time hating last year and this team hasn't been good enough to hate in quite some time.

That being said I saw a magazine that had them winning 10 games and making a BCS game, as you can imagine I set the magazine down right after I read that and went on with my grocery shopping.

However, it could happen and if so they might actually be worth hating on in the future but starting beating Navy regularly again 
;then we'll talk about you making your way back to respectability.  If it happens, I'll be more than happy to sit down with you, Michael Floyd and every other "fan" of ND and toast to a fine season and a win over that hated powerhouse and rival that is The Naval Academy by tossing back a 6 pack before hitting the road!

If they win 8 again and win a lower tiered bowl I would call that a success and is what I would expect of a program like theirs in 2011 and for years to come.

That being said, less than a month until the season kicks off.  Let's hope there aren't 2 schools with players of questionable integrity in the BCS title game this year!



Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Michael Floyd reinstated at Notre Dame

Easier to throw stones when your own windows are laying in shards.  Welcome back Michael...go your best.  I'd far prefer playing ND at full strength - leaves for fewer excuses at game's-end when they stagger off the field.


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