“He is at that level. This is not, ‘I’m going to slap you on the hand and sit you for two games’ — because I don’t want to read about him in a year, where it says, ‘Ex-Notre Dame player arrested for X-Y-Z.’ That will be a failing on my part if that happens.”
The fact that Floyd is even still on the team is a switch in policy in South Bend as Hansen writes.
In this case, the new regime of Res Life elected to let Kelly largely design the blueprint for Floyd’s possible redemption.
While Kelly sounds very stern in his punishment for Floyd, his words also hint that Floyd's return is very likely.
When the Irish take the field against South Florida for their opener, I would be shocked not to see Floyd running out of the tunnel. The Irish's BCS hopes depend on it.