Paul Chryst lands in Madison Tuesday
Official announcement on new Badgers head coach not expected until Wednesday
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Aviation confirmed Paul Chryst landed in Madison at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
KDKA, the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, is reporting that Paul Chryst is flying to Wisconsin to meet with the University of Wisconsin’s chancellor.
A source told KDKA-TV’s Rich Walsh that Chryst will be meeting with Chancellor Rebecca Blank on Tuesday. Chryst will also reportedly be spending the night in Wisconsin.
Chryst said Monday he has talked to the Badgers about the head coaching position, but does not anticipate hearing anything definitive before Wednesday.
Chryst is a former Wisconsin player and assistant coach. He is 19-19 in three seasons with the Panthers and spoke Monday in Fort Worth, where Pitt will play Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 2.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said the school has to wait until Wednesday at the earliest before naming a successor to Gary Andersen, who left after two seasons to coach at Oregon State.
The Badgers have also reportedly spoken to former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano about the job.