It finally looks like Pitt head coach Paul Chryst will take the head coaching job at Wisconsin. According to a report by Benjamin Worgull of BadgerNation.com, the school will announce on Wednesday that Chryst will return to Madison after coaching the Panthers for three years.
Sources saying Paul Chryst will be introduced as UW football’s 30th head coach at 6 p.m. CT tomorrow. #Badgers
— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) December 16, 2014
Wisconsin reportedly sent a plane for Chryst earlier today which brought him and his family to the school.
Wisconsin sent a private plane for Paul Chryst and his family.
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) December 16, 2014
BREAKING: Wisconsin Aviation confirms Paul Chryst landed in Madison at 4 p.m. #news3
— WISCTV News 3 (@WISCTV_News3) December 16, 2014
Chryst is a Madison native, played quarterback for the Badgers from 1986-88, and had two coaching stops at the school. He was Wisconsin’s tight ends coach in 2002, and was its offensive coordinator from 2005 until 2011.
The Badgers have been looking for a new coach ever since Gary Andersen surprisingly left the school and took the head coaching job at Oregon State on Dec. 10. Pitt has gone 19-19 with a 10-13 conference mark during Chryst’s tenure.