Top Irish WR's arrest could impact USF opener

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USF's 2011 football season opener at Notre Dame is still more than five months away, but Monday's news that Fighting Irish receiver Michael Floyd was arrested on a charge of "operating while intoxicated" could mean he isn't playing against the Bulls.

Here's the story from the Chicago Tribune's Brian Hamilton -- Floyd has been arrested before on a charge of underage drinking last year, which puts his future in the hands of Notre Dame's Office of Residence Life with the possibility of even expulsion. Floyd led the team with 79 catches for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdown receptions last season and considered bypassing his senior year to enter the NFL Draft.

Given the relative youth of USF's cornerbacks after the graduation of senior Mistral Raymond, not having to face an elite college receiver in the season opener would be a break for the Bulls. USF will have a first-year starter at cornerback, likely junior Kayvon Webster, with senior Quenton Washington returning at the other cornerback spot.

-- NFL draft update -- the latest mock draft from ESPN's Todd McShay has USF defensive tackle Terrell McClain in the second round, going 56th overall to the New Orleans Saints. It's premium Insider content, so you might not be able to see the second round there. ...

[Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2011 11:52am]

    

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