SOUTH BEND - Michael Floyd wasn’t even a convincing decoy last Saturday, laboring through pregame warmups at New Meadowlands Stadium like a car with a flat battery.
Don’t expect a rerun this Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
ND’s leading receiver proclaimed himself ready to move past the hamstring injury that stabbed at him during the Pittsburgh game two weeks ago and deleted him from the lineup last Saturday against Navy.
“I was tempted to play,” Floyd admitted earlier this week. “I just don’t think my hamstring was all the way where I wanted it to be last week, so I took it easy.
“But I’m feeling good, and (Tuesday) was my first practice since I messed up my hamstring. The only thing that kind of held me back was my stamina in practice. That was it. I think my chances are real high (to play) Saturday.”
Floyd made those comments Wednesday afternoon, just hours before team videographer Declan Sullivan fell to his death during practice. The scissor lift apparatus, where Sullivan was filming practice, tipped over in high winds.