SI.com's Thayer Evans reported Friday that Chryst is set to become Wisconsin's new coach, but Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez has said the program has not yet made any offers to candidates.
According to the Post-Gazette, the reason for the delay is "largely" due to the fact that there is a Wisconsin state law that says the job must be posted for five business days before an official offer can be made. Gary Andersen left Wisconsin for Oregon State last week, and Wednesday will be the first day that Alvarez can offer the job to Chyst.
Chryst is a former Badgers quarterback and was the team's offensive coordinator from 2005 to 2011. On Saturday, Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson said he understands why Chryst would be interested in returning to his alma mater.
Chryst's Panthers went 6-6 in the regular season and will play Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 2. In three seasons at Pitt, Chryst has a 19-19 record.
- Molly Geary