The roles reversed in 2008 as Wannstedt and Kelly battled to a 28-21 Kelly victory on the way to winning the Big East Championship.
Last season, the Panthers and Bearcats battle became an instant classic as Kelly again found the winning touch and his second Big Ten title.
The role has changed for Kelly now the head coach at Notre Dame.
But the two coaches know they bring out the best in each other when their teams meet on the field.
Tony Greco of PantherDigest.com spoke with Dave Berk of IrishEyes.com about this weekends game between the Panthers and Irish in this special audio file.