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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Irish without Riddick, Tuitt

By Matt Fortuna

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame will be missing a starter on each side of the ball today, as both receiver Theo Riddick (hamstring) and lineman Stephon Tuitt (illness) will not play.

Riddick, a junior, was in a sweatshirt and sweatpants during warm-ups and is missing his second straight game. Robby Toma will likely make his second straight start in Riddick's place, though it's possible senior John Goodman could see the field first since it's Senior Day.

The news of Tuitt comes as more of a surprise, as Notre Dame announced he would not be playing just minutes ago. Fellow freshman Aaron Lynch will start in his place, with Ethan Johnson manning the other defensive end spot.