Worst Kept Secret in Wisconsin
SSSSHHHHH…..don’t tell anyone. Barry Alvarez wants to keep Paul Chryst in Madison in case Bret Bielema leaves and have him be the coach-in-waiting for Wisconsin Badgers. That will be easier said than done.
Chryst has developed a reputation as one of the top offensive coordinators in all of college football and has been pursued by the Dallas Cowboys as an offensive assistant on two separate occasions. He is a hot commodity who could make upwards of $1 million at the University of Texas…likely double what he could make at the University of Wisconsin. Chryst interviewed for the University of Minnesota head coaching position, and the University of Pittsburgh is also rumored to be interested in Chryst as a head coach candidate.
Chryst is a Wisconsin native and his family is very comfortable living in Madison. Will that be enough to keep him at UW? How much money can Alvarez come up with as a raise after this past year’s outstanding success. Chryst relishes coaching football and is not an avid recruiter, something that may factor into his long range plans.
Will he stay or will he go? Stay tuned.