According to a report by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat writer Jeff Potrykus, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez has put in motion, Paul Chryst’s return to Madison to replace Gary Andersen as Wisconsin’s new head football coach.
The story cited a source close to the UW program as saying Chryst is poised to return to his alma mater.
The 49-year-old Chryst is a native of Madison and played at Wisconsin from 1986-’88. He went on to coach tightends in 2002, then later served under Bret Bielema as Wisconsin’s offensive coordinator. He is in his third season at Pittsburgh where he has an overall record of 19-19.
Barry Alvarez had said he wanted to have a replacement on board by January 1st.
There is a job posting period that will have to run its course before the school can make any hire official, but it would appear that Barry Alvarez’ search started and ended with Paul Chryst.