MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin fired head mentor Paul Chryst on Sunday immediately after a 2-3 begin to his eighth season top the college where he played in the city the place he grew up.
The surprising transfer will come a working day immediately after Wisconsin dropped at residence 34-10 to Illinois and previous Badgers coach Bret Bielema.
Chryst is 67-26 because taking more than as coach of the Badgers in 2015. But the software has been backsliding. Chryst had double-digit get seasons in four of his first five years at Wisconsin and experienced long gone 15-10 because.
Chryst, the 56-12 months-outdated Madison native, has four yrs remaining on his contract. He was set to make $5.25 million this year.
Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard, a further former Badgers player, was named interim mentor. The 39-year-aged former NFL defensive again has been aspect of Chryst’s employees for seven seasons.
The in-period coaching transfer was the fifth already this season, and next of the working day. Earlier Sunday, Colorado dismissed Karl Dorrell.
But none of the changes have been as unpredicted as Wisconsin’s.
The system has been developed on steadiness for far more than 3 a long time because Barry Alvarez turned it all around in the 1990s.
Chryst, who payed quarterback for the Badgers in the late 1980s, was an assistant below Alvarez and Bielema.
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