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Texas Hires Former Pitt HC Paul Chryst

The former head coach of the Pitt Panthers will be an assistant coach this season.

PITTSBURGH -- Eight years removed from his tenure as head coach of the Pitt Panthers, Paul Chryst has a new job. After spending 11 total years as a head coach at the collegiate level, Chryst will step back to an assistant coaching role. 

The Texas Longhorns have hired the former Pitt head coach as an offensive assistant, according to a report from Anwar Richardson of Orange Bloods, the Texas Rivals site. Chryst is expected to hold the title of Special Assistant to the Head Coach. 

Chryst coached 38 games at Pitt from 2012 to 2014 and won exactly half of them - an even 19-19 record for his career. He never won more than seven games during his short tenure at the helm in Pittsburgh and went 1-1 in his two bowl game appearances. 

His run at Wisconsin - where he played his college career - was much more successful. He won 67 games and lost 26 while finishing ranked in the final AP Poll four times, including a No. 7 finish in 2017. The Badgers made three Big 10 Championship Games and won six of the seven bowl games he coached in. 

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