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Personnel issues

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has some decisions to make in the kicking and punting game this week.

Irish kicker Nick Tausch will kick with David Ruffer on Wednesday to decide who will handle field goals and point-after attempts against Connecticut this week.

Ruffer handled all of the kicking against Pittsburgh after Tausch couldn't go after warmups. Ruffer hit a 42-yarder against the Panthers.

"We will kick them both," Weis said "If Tausch can kick, he will end up kicking. If he can't, we will go the other way."

As far as punting goes, the competition is open again between Ben Turk and Eric Maust.

Turk didn't travel to Pittsburgh because he was still contagious from the flu. Maust averaged 24.8 yards on five punts against the Panthers.

"I would say that's far from decided," Weis said of who will punt. "We've had such inconsistency over the last few weeks. I would say Turk would have just as much chance punting this week as Eric would."

On the offensive line, right guard Trevor Robinson played about 20 snaps against Pittsburgh. Weis said the sophomore, who sat out against Navy with an ankle injury, didn't feel he had enough strength to push off his ankle against Pittsburgh.

Robinson may not be 100 percent going into Saturday's game against Connecticut.