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Tausch and Ruffer were nearly even at KO in 2009

A kicker switch (breathe easy), Dever's Saturday status, Crist's progression and Dan Wenger highlighted the last meeting with Brian Kelly before Saturday's contest with the Panthers.

Surprising Switch Notre Dame's kick coverage unit technically ranks as the squad's second-best (behind its field goal group). Ranked 23rd nationally at 18.86 yards allowed per return (that's within two yards of 6th place) and with three touchbacks, walk-on kicker David Ruffer's job appeared safe to most of us outside the program. Then again, we don't watch practice. "We've made a change at...

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