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Finding Floyd

Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd was held to only four catches for 27 yards in Saturday's 15-12 victory over Pittsburgh.

Coach Brian Kelly said he doesn't think the Panthers did any thing specifically to give other teams a blueprint of how to limit Floyd this season, and he assured everyone that the Irish will continue to find ways to use Floyd in the offense.

"I think there's going to be some games as it unfolds that he's not going to get 10 passes. It's just the nature of the game," Kelly said. "That doesn't mean we're not going to continue to look at ways to get Michael the football. Certainly we're going to do that, and I think there's a number of ways that we can continue to make sure that he gets the appropriate amount of touches. But we just don't want that to be a consistent kind of scenario more than anything else."

As far as Floyd being frustrated about being limited against Pitt, offensive coordinator Charley Molnar quickly shot that down.

"He was excited as anybody else in the locker room. I think Mike Floyd is all about winning," Molnar said. "He knows he is going to get his catches. He had two high number days and he walked off the field with his head down because we lost the football game.

"At the end of the day, regardless of what the score is or how many catches Mike Floyd had or how many touchdowns or interceptions Tommy Rees throws, it's about winning the football game."