You can go home again. Paul Chryst is proving that. The Wisconsin coach left the head coaching job at Pitt (three-year record of 19-19 with three bowls) and returned to his alma mater and hometown for the 2015 season. And, Chryst has been a smashing success.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart asked five writers to name their early nominee for Big Ten Coach of the year. All five picked the same coach.
Could Iowa's Drew Ott get a fifth season of eligibility? Nebraska looks like it upgraded their pass coverage defense. There is QB news at Ohio State and Wisconsin. Plus, No Big Ten school inked a better collection of wideouts than Michigan State. Let's get into all of Friday's Big Ten headlines now.
Which first-year Big Ten coach will win the most games in 2015: Nebraska’s Mike Riley, Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst or Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh? Each is off to a 1-1 start this season. And each coach teems with promise and potential. I asked some leading college football media members what they thought. Read what they told me. Bill Bender, Sporting News: Paul Chryst. Look at the schedule. No Ohio State, Michigan State or even Michigan. The Badgers’ schedule is set up for at least nine wins; maybe more if they can win at Nebraska and Minnesota. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule |
Here’s Wiscosnin football coach Paul Chryst’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. BTN/BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year’s total, at the 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Allstate and BMW, Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
Paul Chryst is back home. And, that’s a good thing for Wisconsin. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart recently sat down with the new Wisconsin coach for a Q&A.
Paul Chryst’s first spring back in Madison, Wisconsin, is now complete. The Badgers held their annual spring game Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Wisconsin spring game on BTN2Go ] In search of how the former Badger player and assistant is adjusting to life as the Wisconsin football coach, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo recently sat down with Chryst. Among several topics discussed, DiNardo asked Chryst about Wisconsin’s academic standards, his offensive approach and working for a legend who just so happens to have a statue outside of Camp Randall Stadium. Watch the interview in the video above. Also,
What had been speculated for days became official on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Badgers hiring Paul Chryst as their head football coach.
Wisconsin appears poised to pick Pittsburgh's Paul Chryst as its next head coach, according to the AP. Read more inside.
In less than 48 hours, it appears Wisconsin lost and gained a coach in a stunning turn of events for one of the Big Ten’s premier programs. Gary Andersen shocked the Badger Nation when he bolted for the Oregon State job on Wednesday. Now, Wisconsin is expected to tab Pitt coach and native son Paul Chryst to assume command, according to multiple media reports.