Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said receiver Michael Floyd endured more contact this week at practice than he thought the sophomore would at the start of the week.
Floyd will play his first game Saturday against Navy since breaking his collarbone in the third game of the season.
"We put him in a couple blocking situations just to see whether or not if he would put his hands in there, which he did," Weis said. "He hit the ground multiple times in the week. Not that we were drilling him all over the place, we weren't being stupid. But enough that he got those intial shocks out of the way.
"Still the first couple of times he gets lit up, it will be good if it happened earlier than later. To get it out of his system. Like anyone else that comes back from something like that."
As far as how much Floyd will used against Navy, Weis remained cryptic.
"He will be in there plenty," Weis said.