Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry is reportedly emerging as a top candidate for the vacant Notre Dame job, which was left open after ND head coach Mike Brey stepped away from the program at the end of this past season. Notre Dame finished last season with a dismal 11-21 record.

Shrewsberry is a top target for many schools looking to hire their next head coach. Providence is another school to look out for, after recently losing Ed Cooley to Georgetown.

Shrewsberry has done a lot of good in Happy Valley across the past 2 seasons. For one, he gave the Nittany Lions their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011. For another, he cracked the 2nd round and very nearly knocked off Texas to advance to the Sweet 16.

It wasn’t a fluke run either, Penn State looked great the last 4 weeks of the season or so. The Nittany Lions also made a run at the B1G Tournament title, falling to Purdue in the B1G Championship game.

Simply put, it would be  huge loss for Penn State if he decided to go elsewhere.