Utah Utes football: Aaron and Tony Alford on opposite sidelines for Utes and Irish

Published: Thursday, Nov. 11 2010 12:55 a.m. MST

"That's my guy. He's done well," Tony continued. "He's really done great things."

Aaron, in turn, has an appreciation for Tony's accomplishments. Tony was the only assistant coach retained when Charlie Weis was replaced by Brian Kelly this season.

"Tony loves it there. Everybody knows it's a historical program. It's a great place to be," Aaron said. "All I can say is they take care of my brother and obviously he's loving it."

The reunion at Notre Dame Stadium, he noted, will be special for a variety of reasons — one standing out more than the others.

"It's exciting because it's a time our family can come together," Aaron said. "I'm talking all cousins, extended family and friends."

The fun will turn to business, however, when the game gets under way. Tony said the focus will shift to hoping your players perform well

"We like to say it's between he and I. But it really isn't. This has nothing to do with him and I," Tony explained. "It has everything to do with our players, our respective schools, our staffs and our fans."

Utes on the air

No. 15 Utah (8-1) at Notre Dame (4-5)

Saturday, 12:30 p.m. (MT)

Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind.

TV: NBC (KSL Ch. 5)

Radio: 700 AM

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