You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Irish Insights


Getting open

Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd politely disagreed with offensive coordinator Charley Molnar's assessment that Pittsburgh was not double covering the receiver in Saturday's 15-12 road win.

Floyd was held to a season-low four receptions for 27 yards, and his last catch didn't come until late in the fourth quarter after starting with three catches on the first drive.

"Well, to me I thought it was double coverage," Floyd said of Molnar's comment that the Panthers were using a hybrid offense to cover the receiver. "I guess the coach and me see eye-to-eye kind of different. I thought it was double coverage.

"But, like I said, I'm just trying to do whatever I can to get as many people occupied on me so that opens up space for other wide receivers."

Floyd said there is not much he can do as a receiver beside run his route precisely when he has two defenders on him and hope that it frees up someone else for Notre Dame to make a play.

But the senior did hint at being able to do some things to get open, but he wouldn't share the trade secrets.

"There's a few tricks that I can't really say to the tricks," Floyd said. "They're my own things that are in my arsenal. I just try to keep it a secret."