UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been in Muffet McGraw’s shoes before. No, he hasn’t literally been in her shoes. It’s more of a metaphorical thing.

When the UConn women’s basketball program started to get really good, all eyes were on Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Volunteers. But as time went on, more attention was paid to the UConn women’s basketball team.

And it’s only grown from there.

So you can understand if there was a rift between the two head coaches before. It wasn’t personal. It was just basketball.

Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball coach talked after the win over Maryland about being in the shoes of Notre Dame in the past: