Micah Shrewsberry has commented on his move from Penn State to Notre Dame, and he cleared the air about what was on the table at each school as if it would have made a difference. Put simply, Penn State’s offer likely wouldn’t have.

David Jones of Penn Live reported on the departure, and described it this way: Indiana means basketball and home.

“End of the day, if things are even or close to even, the chance to go back to Indiana and coach one of the major programs in the state, it means so much to me,” Shrewsberry said. “I’ve coached all over the state. And I understand the history of Notre Dame basketball.”

The next Irish coach led Penn State to its first NCAA Tournament win since 2001, and that came after the Nittany Lions gave Purdue a fight only to fall in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game.

Shrewsberry went 37-31 in two seasons at PSU and just took the program to the second round of the tournament, netting the school its first March Madness win since 2001.

Shrewsberry grew up in Indianapolis, played college ball at Hanover College, then coached as an assistant at Wabash, Depauw and IU-South Bend. He also was on Brad Stevens’ staff at Butler, and then the staff at Purdue under Matt Painter before he moved to Stevens’ staff with the Boston Celtics from 2013-19.