The 2011 edition of Notre Dame Football was shaping up to be good. Very good.
However, on March 21st of this year, star wide receiver Michael Floyd was arrested for DUI in the early morning hours. Floyd has been projected by most to be one of the first receivers taken in the next NFL draft and had already set most of the receiving records at Notre Dame.
In the minds of almost every American (or so it seems), the Irish went from very good to just decent. The general consensus is that the Irish offense led by either Dayne Crist or Tommy Rees will struggle mightily to move the ball without Michael Floyd. We received more information today as to whether that will be the case, as Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly told the South Bend Tribune that Floyd will either be reinstated entirely or miss the entire season, an "all-in or out situation" according to the coach.
In contrast, there is evidence to show that Notre Dame can still win and win big without Floyd hauling in 70-yard passes with his teeth. I don't know about most Notre Dame fans, but aren't you guys a little tired about hearing about what a mediocre football team we are without Michael Floyd? About how much of a game-changer he is and how we're doomed to fail without him?
Fear not, because these are the five major reasons why Notre Dame does not need Michael Floyd to be successful.