EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -Charlie Weis insisted Notre Dame wasn't trying to break the rules by having a laptop computer in its coaching box during a 23-7 loss to Michigan State on Saturday.
``It wasn't like there was somebody trying to do something illegal,'' Weis said.
Michigan State spokesman John Lewandowski said the school asked a liaison to the officials to remove the laptop after noticing one being used by the Fighting Irish. The liaison took the laptop out of the their coaching box during a break in the first half.
``The first thought you have is, `Are they tracking tendencies or other data,''' Lewandowski said. ``You cannot use that type of that resource in the coaching box. That's just like you can't have a replay monitor.''
Weis said the officials approached him about the laptop and then he asked offensive coordinator Mike Haywood about it.
there. Then I immediately told (the officials) that there was an intern (with a laptop) and he took it off a ledge and put it on the floor.''
Weis said he told the officials that he wasn't trying to do something improper while walking off the field at halftime.
``The last thing I ever want to do is lie,'' he said.
Weis is 24-16 in three-plus seasons at Notre Dame after working as the offensive coordinator for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots from 2000-04. Belichick and the Patriots were fined and sanctioned by the NFL last year for video taping opponents sideline signals.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

hey shark your thoughts on tonights game on Mon, Oct 2016 by sharkey11
Carolina Wise Guy NFL Picks 10/23 on Mon, Oct 2016 by CarolinaWiseGuy
mon. nfl play on Mon, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
Carolina Wise Guy NFL Pick 10/24 on Mon, Oct 2016 by CarolinaWiseGuy

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail College Football Week 9 Odds The College Football Season is approaching Week 9 and oddsmakers have released the opening odds. Here’s a closer look.
Thumbnail Sun Devils aim to protect house vs. Cougs Arizona State has won six in a row at Sun Devil Stadium over Washington State. But will that streak come to an end this evening?
Thumbnail Freeze's Rebels eye upset win at Tiger Stadium LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron and Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze enjoy a warm, longstanding relationship. That’ll surely go by the...
Thumbnail Ohio St. vs. Penn St. Prediction Will No. 2 Ohio State be able to put up enough offense to hit the over when it takes on Penn State tonight...
Thumbnail Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Prediction Will Texas Tech hang with Oklahoma when the two schools play in a shootout tonight at 8:00PM ET?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages