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Irish Insights


Floyd focuses on Sun Bowl

Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd has submitted paperwork, along with tight end Kyle Rudolph, to find out where he would project to be selected in the NFL draft.

But that is the beginning and end to Floyd's thoughts of turning pro.

"Nope, I haven't heard nothing yet," Floyd said of getting the projection back. "I haven't asked."

Floyd said he will not think about the NFL until after Notre Dame's game against Miami in the Sun Bowl on Friday in El Paso, Texas.

"I think it is always a hard decision for anybody," Floyd said. "I'm not really worried about that. I'm worried about this 'W' and getting ready for Miami."

Floyd and the rest of the receivers could have a hard time contributing to a victory Friday against Miami.

The Hurricanes have the second best pass defense in the nation, limiting teams to 146.3 passing yards per game.

"We just got to manipulate and connect on their flaws," Floyd said. "We just got to do what we do best, and we will get the job done."

Floyd has gotten the job done all season, catching a team-high 73 passes for 916 yards with 10 touchdowns. And he has gotten the attention of the Hurricanes' secondary.

"He is one of those guys everybody knows," Miami safety Ray Ray Armstrong. "When you watch Notre Dame play football, he is the explosive guy. He is the playmaker. He's exciting to watch. I think it will be a good matchup on Friday."