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Report: Pitt's Paul Chryst To Be Named Head Coach At Wisconsin

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Well, that didn't take long, now did it?

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst will be named the next head coach at Wisconsin...soon.

Madison - Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez wasted little time in identifying, pursuing and securing a a head coach to replace for Gary Andersen.

According to a source close to the UW program, former UW assistant Paul Chryst is poised to return to his alma mater.

"I thought this would be the scenario from Day 1," the source told the Journal Sentinel. "He will put together a good staff."

As mentioned the other day, Chryst returning to his alma mater makes a ton of sense. Chryst served as Wisconsin's offensive coordinator from 2005-11 under both Bret Bielema and Barry Alvarez. In fact, Alvarez almost hired Chryst two years ago when he hired Gary Andersen but thought better of it seeing as Chryst had only been at Pitt for a year, a job Alvarez helped him land.

If Chryst is off to Madison, the college football coaching carousel will make its first stop this offseason in the ACC. Pitt AD Steve Pedersen will be looking to hire his fourth football head coach in five years. While BC and Pitt won't face one another again for another five years (2019), any sort of coaching churn at Pitt can only help the Eagles on the recruiting trail as both programs go head-to-head with many of the same recruits in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

For more on the Panthers, check out Cardiac Hill. For reactions to the Chryst hire, stop by Bucky's 5th Quarter.