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 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."