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While suspended Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd continues to try to take steps out of limbo, Irish head football coach Brian Kelly spelled out Tuesday just what that journey needs to look like.
Sounds pretty vague to me.
--- Life unfortunately is a day to day process especially for a 21 year old.
As to the reference to the ORL decision as a break with precedent...
--- It all depends on your perspective.
Sounds like it is best for Mike to move on...
--- and clean up his act elsewhere
Did you read the article? It sounds like as long as Floyd keeps his nose clean (and he will), he will play "Every game at Notre Dame". Floyd will start against USF.
I did indeed read the article (assuming it is a reasonable account of Kelly's comment).
You seem to feel that all Mike has to keep his nose clean, and he is good to play...
I thought that Kelly's comment suggested much more than keeping "his nose clean"...
#1 Mike has failed to keep his nose clean three times (to various degrees I admit).
#2 Therefore, it is probable that Mike will continue to make mistakes...
#3 Therefore, Kelly wants some type of commitment from Mike that is "foolproof"...
--- specifically what does it mean to "go all in" on a day to day basis?
By now, I would assume that these details have been agreed to between Mike and Kelly...
--- but it sound as if they haven't, or Kelly is waiting for Mike.
Hope it works out because we desperately need Mike.
I think that Floyd should stay at ND and continue on the path that Kelly has set for him. To me it sounds like a twelve step program is one of the conditions that Kelly hasset for Floyd. Mike if you don't fulfil the conditions stay at ND because with the help of Kelly you'll become a better person.
This post was edited by stever27 on 5/26/2011 at 2:01 AM
Many aspects of the article are very unsettling. While I'm no expert about alcoholism, it appears that Michael is very close to displaying those tendencies. I sincerely hope (and fervently pray) that this awful disease doesn't end up claiming such a talented, and from most accounts, decent human being. And especially one into whom so much has been invested...starting with the exemplary sacrifices of his mother and ending with the hopes of so many fans and well wishers.
Addictions are hard to battle, and even harder to defeat. And they don't differentiate between good people or bad. However, the end result of losing to an addiction is always the same...destruction.
I commend the approach that Coach Kelly has taken and really wish the very best for Michael's complete recovery and rehabilitation. Frankly, I hope he never touches a drop of alcohol in his life again--even celebratory champagne down the road! If you can't be sure, better to be paranoid--and safe.
The other issue that is flying below the surface with floyd is whether or not Mike really wants ND at this point.
Let me explain...
Mike's mother wants him to graduate...
--- Mike does not want to go against his mother, no way.
So, he returns to ND when Tate, Clausen, and Rudolph have all moved on...
--- leaving him all alone at ND from that special offensive combination.
Then "just before" spring practice begins, Mike pulls a serious no-no in the eyes of Kelly, ND, and almost everyone else.
What gives with that?
To me, it signals that he really doesn't want ND at this point, but he can't contradict his mother.
Under those circumstances, difficult to go "all in".
When MF decided to return for his senior season, he pledged to be the best WR in the country. There's no way he scats out of ND under these circumstances...let alone without his degree. He made a mistake, is paying a price and will return with renewed vigor.
There will be no news on MF until his June 7th court date is in the books. He's completed everything required of him up to this point and that is the one thing still hanging in the balance. Provided the court doesn't throw the book at him, he will be ready for fall practice and suiting up for USF, IMO.
If Mr. Floyd isn't "all in" right now, he would go down as one of the most foolish ND student athletes of all time by not only throwing away the degree but his chance to audition for the next level after being given an unlikely last chance by the coach and especially res
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