Kelly proud of Floyd's progress off the field

Eight months ago, no one knew if Michael Floyd would ever play at Notre Dame again. Pulled over for a DUI with two underage drinking citations, Floyd's career was very much in limbo.

But his coach gave him a chance.

Saturday, Floyd will play at Notre Dame Stadium for the final time.

Floyd ranks ninth in the nation with 7.7 catches a game and is a
semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's top
receiver. He already holds the Notre Dame career records for
receptions (248), yards receiving (3,461), touchdown receptions
(35) and 100-yard receiving games (17).

It's been Floyd's progress off the field--Kelly explains-- that makes his coach proud.

"This is why I coach," Kelly said. "I get hired and fired on wins, but what motivates me to coach and put all the time and effort that I've put into this, especially away from my family, to see a young man change the course of his life, and see that on a day to day basis. It's probably as rewarding as any singular victory. And that's what Michael Floyd has done. And that feels good as a coach that you can see a young man who is in a good place. Wasn't in such a good place, but now he is, and that's important."

Notre Dame have won three games in a row and now sit at 7-3 on the season. They'll host Boston College at 4pm Saturday on Senior Day. The Eagles are just 3-7.

Countdown to Kickoff gets you started at 3pm here on Channel 16.


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