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Irish Insights


Tough to find

Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd is still producing at a high rate this season, but that doesn't mean more isn't expected from him.

Floyd has 28 catches for 408 yards with two touchdowns, but it isn't always easy to get the ball to the 6-foot-3 junior.

"He just attracts so much attention from other defenses, and even within the game, they're finding new ways to try and take him out of the equation," quarterback Dayne Crist sasid. "But I think we do a good job of, again, spreading the ball around, and when he is open and moving him around, we find ways to get him the ball, as well, and any time you get him the ball, he's going to make a play. He just continues to be reliable and a guy that we can count on."

Floyd said he doesn't feel like defenses are paying extra attention to him this year, and he expects things to open up for him as receivers Theo Riddick – who leads the team with 30 catches – TJ Jones and former Bishop Dwenger standout John Goodman become more of a threat in the passing game.

"As Theo and TJ and Goodman is getting better, defenses got to change," Floyd said. "Whenever I get the chance or when (tight end Kyle Rudolph) gets the chance to make a play, he's just got to make it."