I have seen this play out before as Brian Kelly moves a player from one position to another and they become a star. This time it is Theo Riddick's turn to have the magic touch.
It has only been three games and I already see a Notre Dame
player taking on the distinction of being the next player Brian Kelly touches that turns to gold.
Kelly showed a couple of times during his coaching stop in Cincinnati that moving a player from one position to another not only helps his team win, but also helps the player reach another level they never thought about reaching. Now it looks like Theo Riddick is the player Kelly has tabbed to take their game to another level and help him win games.
Riddick In The Air
PAT STRANG, Scout.com
At Cincinnati, Brian Kelly moved Mardy Gilyard
from defensive back to wide receiver. The move of Riddick to receiver from running back may not be as drastic, but the results are looking an awful lot alike as Kelly has Riddick running some of the same routes as the current St. Louis Ram receiver.
After three games, Theo Riddick has pulled in 14 balls for 180 yards and one touchdown while Gilyard posted 11 catches from 158 yards and two touchdowns.
While people continue to talk about Michael Floyd, look for Riddick and freshman TJ Jones to post some great numbers as the season continues.