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INDIANAPOLIS – Former Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd got a nice endorsement from his new coach at the NFL combine Thursday.

Arizona coach Bruce Arians was asked what he thought of Floyd, who had 45 catches for 562 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie, and the former Colts offensive coordinator and interim coach for most of last season said he liked what he saw from the receiver.

"I think he's a bright young star," Arians said. "He's physical. He's active. He can make the tough catches. I liked him coming out, and to see him and Larry (Fitzgerald) across from each other … that's a nice group. That is one position I don't have to worry about."

Floyd left Notre Dame as the school's all-time leader in receptions (271), receiving yards (2,686), receiving touchdowns (37), receiving yards per game (85.7) and games with at least 100 receiving yards (17).

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.