Badgers to announce new football head coach today

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has named Paul Chryst the new head coach of the Badgers football team. Chryst is a Madison native who played quarterback for the Badgers, and coached for the team.

“I'd like to thank Coach Alvarez for this wonderful opportunity,” Chryst said. “This is obviously a special place not only for me but our whole family. I would also like to thank the players, staff and administration at Pitt for the last three years. I'm proud of what I helped to accomplish there and appreciate the support I've received. Pitt will always have a special place in my heart.”

Chryst led the University of Pittsburgh to three consecutive bowl appearances, and oversaw one of Wisconsin's best offenses before that.

Former Badger JJ Watt posted his approval on Twitter. \"Welcome home Coach Chryst! A great coach & a great man. #OnWisconsin\"

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says \"There is no one better prepared to lead the Wisconsin Badgers into the future than Paul Chryst.\"

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